Marathon Runners - Yes. There is no parking available at the starting line. No runner drop off locations are available.
Half Marathon Runners - If you choose to not take a bus, you may be dropped off near the start line. See map for drop off details. Runners must be dropped off no later than 5:15 am to ensure access to start line.
10K Runners - If you choose to not take a bus, you may be dropped off near the start line. See map for drop off details. Runners must be dropped off no later than 5:15 am to ensure access to start line.
Yes, this is a USATF certified Boston-qualifying marathon course with certification # AZ12011JOE.
For more information regarding Boston Marathon qualifying standards and timelines, please visit the Boston Marathon website.
Because road closures for the race must be re-opened for normal traffic, we are required to set course time limits. The marathon and half marathon both start at 6:30am, and participants need to be at the finish line by 12:30pm (6 hours, 13:44/mile pace for the marathon and 27:30/mile pace for the half marathon).
There are many good locations to cheer along the route including:
The entire race is run on paved asphalt roads.
Go to the Join My Team page and fill out the form. You will need your confirmation number emailed to after you registered.
If this event is cancelled due to COVID-19, refunds will not be processed. The Transfer/Withdraw/Defer options will no longer be available once a cancellation is announced and therefore the deadlines do NOT apply in the event of a cancellation. Upon cancellation runners will be given the option of a virtual race or a 100% deferment credit to be applied to a future year's race.
We understand that life is unpredictable and that plans sometimes need to be changed. Our very generous withdrawal policy allows you to withdraw from the race and get a full refund minus a small transaction fee. Visit our withdraw page for more details or to complete the process.
We understand that life is unpredictable and that plans sometimes need to be changed. Our very generous transfer policy also allows you to transfer between races or transfer your entry to another individual. Visit our transfer page for more details or to complete the process.
We've added a new premium service for those who cannot attend the Expo & Packet Pick-Up. You may purchase this amentity upon checkout and everything from your bib to your bag will be ready for you race morning. In addition, we will allow another individual to pick it up for you at the expo as long as they have a photocopy of your driver's license or another photo ID and a signed note from you authorizing them to do so.
Runners will be allowed to use earbuds on the course. However, for your safety we highly recommend that you keep the volume of your music low enough to still be aware of your surroundings, as police officers, volunteers, or emergency vehicles may need to get your attention at some point along the course.
Because of both logistical and liability issues, we are not currently allowing strollers on the buses or in the event for the marathon, half marathon, or 10K. We're sorry that we are not able to accommodate you at this point, but will keep these requests in mind for future years.
Strollers are allowed in the Kids 1K event.
You will receive an email within days after the race to view and download your race photos. They will be stored on your results page so that you can always access them in the future. At this time you will also be able to select the photos to be included in your personalized video which is produced and shared via email within a couple weeks of your finish!