Frequently Asked Questions
You can register online or through the mail. Visit the Registration & Number Pick-Up page for more information.
Teams must be declared on race day at registration. A team consists of three to five registered members, with the score determined by the total time of the top three finishers. Two team categories are available: Corporate Teams and USATF (Association) Teams. For Corporate Teams, all team members must be employed by the company they represent. For USATF Teams, clubs must be USATF member clubs. Each individual scorer must be a USATF member.
Yes, click here and enter your name to check. If you registered by mail or the above link did not answer your question, call 888-767-RACE.
Absolutely. Walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate.
The Boston 10K for Women will take place on the Boston Common Parade Grounds located at the corner of Beacon Street and Charles Street.
The Boston 10K for Women will be utilizing the ChronoTrack B-Tag Timing System. Your bib number contains a microchip which identifies you with your bib number through radio frequency identification technology, all you have to do is wear your bib number! For better accuracy and to prevent timing errors please make sure to wear your bib number on the outer most layer of your clothing. Covering your bib number may cause a misreading of your finishing time.
No, the ChronoTrack B-Tag is disposable, so you don’t have to worry about returning it to race management after the race.
Yes. Water will be provided at six different water stations along the route (at each mile). In addition, healthy snacks and water will be provided at the finish line for all participants.
There are six restrooms on the course, but it would be best to use the porta johns on the Boston Common to save yourself from waiting in line during the race.
The Boston 10K for Women will take place rain or shine.
No. There will be no refunds issued for registration.
To ensure the safety of yourself and other runners, we prefer that you do not run with headphones.
No. Dogs are not allowed in the Boston 10K for Women.
Yes. We encourage wheelchair and handcycle racers to participate in the Boston 10K for Women. Visit the Awards & Prizes page for prize structure.
Please visit the About Boston page.
Yes, a baggage claim area will be set up from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on race day. Please attach the baggage ticket on your race number to your baggage item. You must show your race number to claim your baggage. Race management will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
If you need to register on race day, you should arrive between 7:00 and 11:00 AM. If you are already registered for the race, we encourage you to arrive by 10:30 AM to give yourself time to warm up, store your belongings, and enjoy the race day activities.
Please be aware that parking on race day is limited. Parking is not permitted on streets that are a part of the race course. Arrive by 10:00 AM to avoid traffic delays. The Boston Common Garage located on Charles Street will be open the morning of the race, closing for entry at 11:00 AM.
The race start is within close walking distance of the Boylston and Arlington (Green Line) or the Park Street (Red or Green Line) MBTA stops. For more information visit mbta.com.
Race results will be posted on race day and will appear on the website after the race.