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Contact Info:
Boston Office (Administration)
185 Dartmouth Street
6th floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:info@baa.org
Hopkinton Office (Registration)
One Ash Street
Hopkinton MA 01748
phone:508-435-6905
fax:508-435-6590
e-mail:registration@baa.org

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Poland Spring Water, Gatorade, Clif Bar, light refreshments, entertainment, tenting and portable toilets will be provided in the Village. Only official runners and volunteers will be allowed to enter the Village.

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As principal sponsor, John Hancock Financial Services provided the first-ever prize money in 1986 and continues that tradition. The top finishers have received nearly $18.2 million in prize money and course-record bonuses over the past 30 years. To see a breakdown of the prize money that will be distributed, click the button below:

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Poland Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula are the official fluids provided approximately every mile along the course as well as the start and finish areas.

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No. Massage services are not provided at the B.A.A. Half Marathon.

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A Clif Bar Gel station is located at near mile 17. For more information on what's along the course, click the button below:

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Qualifying information for Athletes with Disabilities wishing to compete in the the Boston Marathon can be found using the button below:

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We are aware that some entrants may not receive their Boston Marathon Participant Guide, Runner Passport, or Number Pick-up Card in the mail before departing for Boston. If you do not receive your participant mailing in time for the Boston Marathon, please bring a government issued photo ID to the Solutions Center in the bib number pick-up area of the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo. Once there, volunteers and members of our runner services team will issue you a replacement Number Pick-up Card. Volunteers will also direct you to where you can pick up your bib number.

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The Boston Marathon does not have official pace groups or pacers. However, if you are a qualified athlete you will be seeded with athletes with equal abilities. All qualified runners are seeded based off their qualifying times.

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Information Centers are located in the following locations during race weekend:

  • John B. Hynes Convention Center
  • Copley Square
  • Hopkinton Athletes’ Village
  • Stuart Street in Boston’s Back Bay

All of the above information is subject to change

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The registration fee for the Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $180 USD for United States residents and $240 USD for international residents.

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