Gate B (the corner of Van Ness and Ipswich Street) will open to participants beginning at 5:30am. For those participants who did not pick up their
bibs/packets at New Balance on Thursday, September 23rd or Friday, September 24th, you can pick up your bib, packet and T-shirt between 5:30am and 7:00am. Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 7:00am and the first wave of runners/walkers will take off around 8:00am.
Parking is extremely limited – specific lots will be open until 1pm on race day for $10. Pre-paid tickets ($10) for the parking lots will be available for purchase at packet pick-up. We strongly encourage pre-paid parking for all participants not using public transit to get to the event.
All participants are responsible for their own parking costs. Due to road closures with the event, we strongly encourage speto use public transportation.
After registration and fulfilling the fundraising commitment, you will be assigned a bib number. You will receive your bib number, t-shirt and hat at packet pick-up. Bib and T-shirt pick-up times and locations to be determined and announced in coming months, but you will be able to pick up your race bib in advance of the Run.
You may wear any jersey you wish but all participants must wear an official bib and number. If you do not do so, you may be asked by security to leave the course.
We will be using a timing system that utilizes a disposable timing tag that is attached to your bib number. It eliminates the need to return the timing chips at the end of the race, and also eliminates lost timing chip fees. Walkers will receive a bib but will not receive a timing tag and will not be timed.
Yes, men’s and women’s restrooms are located in Fenway and portable toilets will be available along the course.
Yes, there will be water stations located along the route and more at the finish line.
No, teams are not required to enter the event. Most runners and walkers will participate as individuals. However, some find it more fun to participate as a team and to challenge each other and other teams to raise the most money. There are two kinds of teams: Public Teams, open to anyone who wishes to can meet the fundraising requirement, and Private Teams for groups that have specific members by invite only (i.e. specific company employees).
The start and finish of the race is at Fenway Park located at Jersey Street, Boston, MA 02215. Entrance will be at Gate B only at the corner of Van Ness and Ipswich Streets.
For public transportation, take the B, C or D Green Lines to Kenmore Square and follow signs. Visit mbta.com for complete public transportation information. Parking near Fenway Park is limited and expensive so we encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible, or carpool with friends.
Due to the need to protect the field, friends and family will not be allowed on the field, but will be able to cheer you on and take photos from the stands in Fenway.
Strollers are not allowed on the route, as they are prohibited from the field/warning track per stadium rules.
No, we love pets but cannot accommodate them at the event. The only exception is for required service dogs.
For safety, headphones are discouraged at the race.
No, rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, scooters and bikes are not allowed anywhere on the course or at Fenway Park due to safety concerns.