Number Pick-up and the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo will be located at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
  • The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston) is located just blocks away from the Hynes Convention Center stop on the MBTA’s Green Line, as well as from the Green Line’s Copley station, near the Boston Marathon finish line. 
  • You are asked to refrain from bringing large bags or luggage to the expo. 
  • Security personnel reserve the right to check any bags that are brought into the Hynes Convention Center. 


  • Friday, April 12, TBD
  • Saturday, April 13, TBD
  • Sunday, April 14, TBD


  • All runners are mailed a Bib Number Pick-up card, printed with individual runner's bib number.
  • Your bib mumber pick-up card and government issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) is required to pick up your bib number
  • Please verify the accuracy of all personal information on your number pick-up card when you receive it in the mail.
  • If any changes need to be made, please e mail or make a photocopy of the card, mark the corrections, and mail to: B.A.A. Corrections, One Ash St., Hopkinton, MA 01748-1897.


  • All participants must claim their own bib number - friends or family will not be allowed to claim your bib.
  • Bib numbers are not transferable or exchangeable. No one else may wear your bib number. 
  • The official bib that is assigned to you by the B.A.A. for the Boston Marathon must be visible at all times while on/in B.A.A. buses and other B.A.A. vehicles; entering, and in, the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton; in the start area corrals and start area; on the race course; and in the finish area in Boston. 
  • Do not alter, fold, cover, or reproduce the bib number in any way. 
  • Fill in necessary medical and emergency contact information on the reverse side of your bib number. 
  • Do not go back on any part of the race course, and do not cross the finish line twice. 
  • The B.A.A. asks participants not to post close-up pictures of their bib number on social media before the race to avoid fraudulent bib duplication.
  • If an athlete is found to have duplicated a bib number, or if his/her bib number has been duplicated by another party, the athlete will be subject to disqualification.
  • Upon receiving a bib number by way of qualifying, as a guest, or as a fundraiser for charity, the athlete takes sole responsibility for their bib number.