Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to participate in the Reebok Boston 10K for Women?

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

Can I participate in the Reebok Boston 10K for Women if I intend to walk the route, not run?

Absolutely. Walkers are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Where will the race festivities be held?

The Reebok Boston 10K for Women will take place on the Boston Common Parade Grounds located at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets.

How is the race timed?

The Reebok 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.

Do I have to return the ChronoTrack Tag?

No, the ChronoTrack B-Tag is disposable, so you don’t have to worry about returning it to race management after the race.

How long is a 10K race?

6.2 miles.

Will water and refreshments be provided for race participants?

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.

Are there restrooms on the course?

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.

What happens if it is raining on race day?

The Reebok Boston 10K for Women will take place rain or shine.

If I register, but don’t end up attending the race, can I get a refund for my registration fee?

No. There will be no refunds issued for registration.

Am I allowed to run with headphones?

To ensure the safety of yourself and other runners, we prefer that you do not run with headphones.

Can I run with my dog?

No. Dogs are not allowed in the Reebok Boston 10K for Women.

Can I run with a stroller?

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

Are there wheelchair and handcycle awards categories?

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

I’ve never been to Boston before, where can I get more information?

Please visit the About Boston page.

Will there be a secure location where I can store my personal belongings at the race?

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.

What time should I arrive on race day?

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.

Where can I park my car on race day?

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.

I’d like to take the MBTA to the race. Which stops are closest to the race start?

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

How do I find out my race results?

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