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In the sections below you will find information about your participation in the 2014 Boston Marathon. If you have any questions about the event, please look at our website and our FAQ section at www.baa.org. Or, connect with us on social media at facebook.com/thebostonmarathon and twitter.com/bostonmarathon


We wish you the best of luck as your training continues. Less than one month to go!!


Sincerely,
The B.A.A.

RACE INFORMATION
 

WAVE AND CORRAL INFORMATION

 

You can now view your wave and corral assignment, which is based on your bib number. You can also see a map of the start area, and information on when you will be called from the Athletes' Village to load the corrals near the start.

 

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PARKING IN HOPKINTON

 

  • Parking in Hopkinton is extremely limited and security measures may slow access from the parking areas for spectators and runners.   
  • We STRONGLY recommend that all entrants take the official B.A.A. buses from Boston to Hopkinton on race morning, as it is the only way we can ensure that you will get into Hopkinton in time for your assigned wave start.
  • Please note that the roads within the town of Hopkinton close at 7:00 a.m. and no street parking will be available.   
  • Limited runner parking is available at the South Street lot and volunteer/spectator parking at the Hopkinton State Park on Route 85.   
  • Once these lots are full, we will only allow runner drop-off at a designated lot on South Street. Plan accordingly and give yourself ample time. Expect delays!   
  • Please do not park illegally, as it will jeopardize the transportation system and will result in the vehicle being towed at the owner's expense.   
  • There will be no on-street parking allowed in the town of Hopkinton.   
  • Hopkinton State Park parking and shuttle is for volunteers and spectators only. Registered runners parking at this location and using this shuttle will not be transported to the Athletes' Village, and will have to walk an additional one mile from the drop-off point to the Athletes' Village. These individuals may be subject to additional security screening to enter the Athletes' Village. Registered runners are requested to use the shuttle buses from the South Street parking lots in order to ensure timely arrival at the Athletes' Village.

If you decide to drive:

  • Directions from Boston to South Street parking lot - Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Route 495 South to exit 21B. Also take exit 21B if coming from Route 495 North.   
  • Or from Boston and all other directions to the Hopkinton State Park - Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Route 9 (exit 12). Follow Route 9 West to Route 85 South.

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ALONG THE COURSE

 

On-Course Hydration Stations
From mile two to mile 25, there will be hydration stations at every mile on both sides of the road. Each station will first have four tables of  Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon-lime flavor), and the remaining tables will have Poland Spring water.

Powerbar Gel Zone, Mile 17
As you approach the hills of Newton, be sure to fuel up at the PowerBar Gel Zone at Mile 17. Volunteers will be on both sides of the road, and will be wearing different colored shirts to designate which of the flavors they're distributing. Flavors include: Chocolate, Strawberry Banana, Pomegranate Blueberry Acai, Double Latte, Orange Dream, and Vanilla. 


Course Clocks & Mile/Kilometer Signage
Digital clocks, positioned at every mile and 5K mark, indicate the unofficial running time from the 10:00 a.m. start. Signage indicates every mile and 5K mark along the entire course. There are also signs for each of the first ten kilometers. 

 

For more information about what to expect along the Boston Marathon course, click the button below:

 

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PARTICIPANT AND SPECTATOR POLICES

 

PARTICIPANTS
SPECTATORS

The B.A.A. and public safety officials from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the 26.2-mile course are asking official participants to comply with new security policies, including a no-bag policy. No bags will be allowed in certain areas at or near the start in Hopkinton, at or near the finish in Boston, or along the course. 

 

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While this year's Boston Marathon is expected to draw great interest from the community, leading to more fans and spectators, those interested in attending the race are also being asked for their cooperation in following reasonable and common sense guidelines that will help ensure the safety and security of participants, volunteers and spectators. 

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BANNER DAY CELEBRATES THE START OF MARATHON SEASON IN BOSTON

 

More than 500 "We Run Together" Boston Marathon street banners will welcome you upon your arrival in the city this year, including two Honor Banners on Boylston Street hung as a tribute to all those affected by last year's tragic events.

 

"These banners are a representation of the Boston Marathon, which connects eight cities and towns - and the entire world - in the spirit of competition, camaraderie and community," says James Gallagher, general counsel and chief administrative officer, John Hancock. "This year when people see the banners or think of the race, we hope they also think of resilience, strength and generosity."

 

This year, John Hancock created honor bracelets cut from the actual 2013 banners that lined the streets of Boston last year.  These bracelets will be provided to each of you - 36,000 strong - in your pre-race day packet you'll pick up at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo. 

 

Take a look at the 2014 Boston Marathon banner designs by clicking the button below:

 

 

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AT&T ATHLETE ALERT
 
POWERBAR
The importance of before, during, and after nutrition 

 

NEW PowerBar® Performance Energy Wafer Bar and NEW PowerBar ProteinPlus® Bar 20g provide a powerful one-two punch for before/during and after training or competition. As race day approaches, push harder and go further with these exciting NEW PowerBar® products.

 

FOR BEFORE OR DURING: With a light and crispy texture, NEW PowerBar® Performance Energy Wafer Bar is formulated with a proprietary energy blend called C2MAX, shown to improve endurance performance by up to 8%. Learn more at http://www.powerbar.com/wafer

 

FOR AFTER: Once you've given it your all, NEW PowerBar ProteinPlus® Bar 20g offers high quality protein with a crunchier* texture to help build lean muscle and promote muscle recovery after training and competition. Learn more here: http://www.powerbar.com/protein

 

Look for these new PowerBar® products in store or online or try them at this year's Boston Marathon Expo. Follow PowerBar on Facebook and tap into our decades of experience in endurance sports as you mentally and physically prepare for the big day.

 

Good luck to everyone participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon!

 

You're Stronger Than You Think.™

 

* ProteinPlus® bar has a crunchier texture than the original 20g ProteinPlus® bar Chocolate Peanut Butter, Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, and Chocolate Crisp flavors.


 
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