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Frequently Asked Questions

You can register online or through the mail. Visit the Registration & Number Pick-Up page for more information.

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 and Charles Streets.

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 outermost 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.

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, you may run with a stroller. Please seed yourself in the stroller corral at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets.

Yes, we encourage wheelchair and handcycle racers to participate in the Boston 10K for Women. Visit the Awards & Prizes page for prize structure.

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.

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 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

Race results will be posted on race day and will appear on the website after the race.