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BOSTON MARATHONERS,

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 visit 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 three weeks to go!


Sincerely,
The B.A.A.

RACE INFORMATION

  

WELCOME PACKET

 

Official participants in the 2014 Boston Marathon are currently being mailed important items for the upcoming event. Included in this welcome packet are the following items:

  • Runner Passport®
  • Welcome Booklet
  • Merchandise brochure from adidas
  • A brochure from the American Medical Athletic Association on Optimal Hydration

Your personalized Runner Passport® contains your number pick-up card (which you will need in order to claim your bib at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo), Pre-Race Dinner and Post-Race Party tickets, and your guide to maximize your Boston Marathon experience. DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!

 

For more information on your Runner Passport®, click the button below:
 
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The Welcome Booklet contains information on our schedule of events, bib number and t shirt pick-up, transportation to the start line, corral information, and what's along the course.  
 
This welcome packet should be arriving in the mail soon. If you have any concerns regarding delivery, please contact info@baa.org. 
 
 
FROM BUS LOADING TO STARTING YOUR RACE
 
Below is a chart showing the approximate length of time from loading the bus, arriving in Hopkinton, loading your start corral, to your start time: 
 
 
(click image above to see large version)

Find your bib number, wave and corral assignment by using the button below:


 

 

BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING CLINICS

 

The Boston Athletic Association recently wrapped up its 2014 Boston Marathon Training Clinic series. Three sessions - held in January, February, and March - were hosted by the B.A.A. in cooperation with adidas. Race officials and staff were on hand to help you train to run your best race. 

 

If you missed any of the clinics, all three were videotaped and are now available on our website and/or official Boston Marathon YouTube channel. Click the button below to view the videos:

 

 



 

For the past 29 years, John Hancock has recruited over 600 of the world's best marathon runners from 45 countries to participate in the historic Boston Marathon.

 

This year the John Hancock Elite Athlete Team is comprised of 45 elite athletes from 12 countries. Combined, this group has won more than 80 global marathons including Boston, Chicago, New York City and Tokyo, and has earned Olympic and World Championship medals.  The defending champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo return, as do the 2011 and 2012 champions Caroline Kilel and Sharon Cherop. American course-record-holders Ryan Hall and Desiree Linden will lead the U.S. contingent, which also includes last year's fourth place finishers Shalane Flanagan and Jason Hartmann as well as Olympians Meb Keflezighi, and Abdi Abdirahman.

 

During race week some members of the elite team will visit elementary school children in Hopkinton and high school students in Boston. Many of the elites have participated in health and wellness clinics throughout the year and most of them contribute greatly to the betterment of their communities. 

 

We wish you all the best in your final weeks of training as #WeRunTogether.  If you would like to learn more about these athletes, visit the Boston Marathon Online Media Guide by clicking the button below:

 

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Or, take a look at an iconograph of the elite field below:

 

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STONYFIELD ORGANIC
 
The original marathon was Greek.
And they ate only organic!


In the days of the original marathon, food was simple. Ours still is. We make all our yogurts from simple, minimally processed ingredients. So you can feel great about recovering and fueling up with Stonyfield Organic.

 

With 0% fat and up to 15g of protein per serving, Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt is go-to food for athletes. Choose your favorites from 13 flavors (Blueberry, Strawberry, Super Fruits, Café Latte...) or just go simple and plain.

 

With 80 calories and no added sugar, our Plain Organic Greek Yogurt is delicious alone, perfect for healthy mix-ins, and great for cooking. To get a recipe for protein-packed buckwheat blintzes, plus fueling tips from Heather Bauer, click here.

 

The team is tapering!

Just as you have by now, our Team Stonyfield runners have put the hay in the barn, and the tapering has begun! They'll soon be driving and flying into town from near and far. If you haven't had the chance to meet them, let us introduce you.

 

And don't forget to look for all of us Stonyfielders on marathon weekend! Come see us at at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo, booth #1829.

GATORADE ENDURANCE - IT'S ON COURSE!

 

Gatorade Endurance is proud to be an Official Sponsor of the 2014 Boston Marathon - fueling athletes before, during and after the race.  See below for the products that will be available to you on race day. 

 

Gatorade Endurance Carb Energy Drink:

Available in the Athletes Village

Formulated with 30 grams of carbohydrate, the Carb Energy Drink is a liquid carbohydrate source for pre-training/racing fuel with B vitamins, which, as part of a daily diet, help convert carbohydrates to energy.  Consume within an hour of activity. 

 

Gatorade Endurance Formula:  

Available in the Athletes Village, on Course, and in the Finish Area

With nearly 2x the sodium and 3x the potassium of Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Endurance Formula is scientifically designed to help endurance athletes maintain hydration and replace critical electrolytes lost in sweat.  Consume before, during and after activity. (Gatorade Endurance Formula, lemon-lime flavor, can be found in 7 oz. green cups at every mile along the course)

 

 

Gatorade Recover Protein Shake:  

Available in the Finish Area

Gatorade Recover Protein Shake delivers an effective amount of protein needed to help athletes rebuild muscle and come back strong.  It contains 20 grams of high quality milk-based proteins that provides essential amino acids from whey and casein and carbohydrates to replenish muscle glycogen.  Consume as soon as possible after activity.


 

To purchase online, visit www.fuelbelt.com/GatoradeEndurance, or visit a Sport-Specialty store near you. Good luck with your training and we'll see you on race day!"



MARATHON WEEKEND - VIP RED SOX EVENT

Sunday, April 20, 2014

  

Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way

Boston, Massachusetts 02215

 

The Boston Red Sox, in partnership with the B.A.A, invite all 2014 Boston Marathon runners, family, and friends to enhance their Boston Marathon weekend with a truly unique Fenway Park experience. You'll have the opportunity to meet a current Red Sox player, take a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway Park, receive a premium Red Sox gift bag as well as attend the Red Sox game on Sunday, April 20th which includes a special pre-game acknowledgement of the 2013 tragedy last year on Patriots' Day and the community's inspiring response. Quantities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

 

 

 

Your Sunday, April 20th package will include:

  • Ticket to the BOS. vs. BAL game (Coca-Cola Pavilion Reserved Section 18)
  • VIP tour of Fenway Park including access on the warning track and inside the Green Monster
  • Pre-game lunch reception with unlimited food & drink in the EMC Club
  • A Current Red Sox player attends the reception (autographs, photos and Q&A session included)
  • Red Sox gift bag with an Official MLB baseball, Red Sox cap, a copy of the Red Sox Magazine, and other items
  • A dedicated staff member to accompany the group and take pictures during the Pregame Events
  • All photos from the events will be posted to an online photo gallery and can be downloaded free-of-charge
  • Limited number of tickets available to the Monday, April 21st (Patriot's Day) game for $77 each (face value)

PRICE: $379 per person

 

Have questions? Call (617) 226-6400 or e-mail travel@fenwaysportsgroup.com






 
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