START AREA IN HOPKINTON

Athletes' Village
  • Buses from Boston and Hopkinton parking areas will drop you off at Hopkinton High/Middle School, where you will enter the Athletes’ Village, a large staging area where you will have time to relax and stretch.
  • Poland Spring Water, Gatorade, and portable toilets will be available. 
  • You must show your bib number upon entering. 
  • In order to exit the Village and enter the corrals in an efficient and orderly fashion, participants will leave the Athletes’ Village according to their assigned wave, bib number, and corral assignment, and will be directed down Grove Street to Main Street. 
  • Your starting corral is in a square box printed on your bib. It can also be found on your Number Pick-up Card. 
  • Only official runners with a B.A.A.-assigned bib number will be allowed to enter the start area.
Corrals & Corral Loading

In order to exit the Village and enter the corrals in an efficient and orderly fashion, runners will leave the Athletes’ Village according to their assigned wave, bib number, and corral assignment.

NOTE: Your starting corral is in a square box printed on your bib. Follow signs to your particular corral.

What to Know:

After exiting the Athletes’ Village, all athletes will be lined up by corral. The Start is a .7-mile walk from the Athletes’ Village.

  • All runners are numbered according to qualifying times, facilitating a start and pace comparable to others with similar qualifying times. Runners should line up in the wave and corral they have been assigned.
  • You may move from your assigned Wave and Corral to a later Wave or Corral. For example, if you are assigned to Wave 1, you may move back to Wave 2, Wave 3, or Wave 4 in any corral EXCEPT the first corral in any Wave. However, you may NOT move to an earlier Wave or Corral. Violators are subject to penalties and/or disqualification.
  • Only official runners with a B.A.A.-assigned bib number may enter a corral.
  • Participants who do not follow race guidelines are subject to disqualification
2022 Corral Loading Schedule
Start Area Map
 
START TIMES
DIVISION/PROGRAM START TIME*
Military March 6:00 a.m. ET
Men's Wheelchair 9:02 a.m. ET
Women's Wheelchair 9:05 a.m. ET
Handcycles & Duos 9:30 a.m. ET
Professional Men 9:37 a.m. ET
Professional Women 9:45 a.m. ET
Para Athletics Division 9:50 a.m. ET
Wave 1 10:00 a.m. ET
Wave 2 10:25 a.m. ET
Wave 3 10:50 a.m. ET
Wave 4 11:15 a.m. ET

*Start times are subject to change.

Unauthorized Participants
  • Those who are not officially registered in the Boston Marathon will not be allowed to participate. 
  • Official participants are asked to discourage family and friends who are not officially registered participants from entering the course in any manner. 
  • Many people want to participate in some way in the Boston Marathon as a display of support, but those who are not official participants are asked to refrain from entering the course for the safety of the official entrants and themselves.
  • Anyone on the course for any distance who has not been assigned, or is not displaying, an officially issued bib number from the B.A.A. is subject to interdiction. 
  • The B.A.A. reserves the right to remove any person from the course who is not displaying an official bib that has been assigned by the B.A.A. 
  • Similarly, units or groups such as military ruck-marchers, unless officially sanctioned, and cyclists will not be allowed to participate.