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RACE DAY INFORMATION

RACE DATE:
SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2025


RACE START TIME(S): 
7:00AM – HALF MARATHON
7:55
AM – 5 MILER


RACE START/FINISH LOCATION:  
Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA.  Review the Venue Map below


EARLY BIB & SHIRT PICK UP (Bedford, NH):
Friday, May 23, 2025 | 12:00pm-6:00pm
Millennium Running Store
(138 Bedford Center Rd, Bedford, NH 03110)


EXPO / PRE-RACE BIB & SHIRT PICK UP (Boston, MA):
Saturday, May 24, 2025 | 12:00pm-6:00pm
Seaport Hotel – Plaza Ballroom, 2nd Floor
(1 Seaport Ln, Boston MA)


RACE DAY BIB & SHIRT PICK UP (Boston, MA): 
Sunday, May 25, 2025 | 5:45am-6:45am
Seaport Hotel – Plaza Ballroom, 2nd Floor
(1 Seaport Ln, Boston MA)

 

BIB ASSIGNMENTS: 
Participants will be receiving 2 emails during race week.  On Tuesday of race week, final race instructions will be sent and on Thrusday afternoon of race week, bib number assignments will be emailed. They will need to know this number when picking up their bib and shirt.

 

FINISHER MEDALS:
Large colorful commemorative medals will be awarded to all finishers of the 5 Miler and Half Marathon.

 

TECH SHIRT:
The first 7,500 registrants will receive the official event technical shirt.

 

OFFICIAL EVENT APPAREL:  
Official merchandise can be purchased online during the registration process and can be picked up at any of the bib pick up times.  Additional merchandise may be purchased at the Expo on Sunday. 

ARRIVAL:
With nearly 10,000 runners and spectators - please plan to arrive no later than 6:00am. 

HOTEL: 
We are honored to partner with the Seaport Hotel as our official hotel.  The Seaport Hotel will host our Expo on Sunday and is adjacent to the start / finish line.

ROOM BLOCK COMING SOON. Expiration date TBD.

PARKING:
There are numerous parking garages in the Seaport District.  The best parking lots are those you enter from Congress Street or Summer Street.  Lots include:

  • Seaport Hotel Parking (enter from Congress St)

  • MassPort Public Parking (503 Congress St) 

  • Search and pay ahead for parking with SpotHero or ParkWiz

  • Seaport Blvd will close at 4:00am on race day

SECURITY:
ALL participants & spectators will be screened by security to gain access to the Start/Finish.  Bags are discouraged as ALL bags will be check at the security checkpoints. Runners should plan for extra time on race day morning to navigate through security checkpoints and into the start chute.  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the venue map belo
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GEAR CHECK:
A limited number of paid lockers are available from The Mobile Locker Co which will be located in the Oofos Finish Line Festival area at the end of the start/finish chute
Pre-purchase your lockers COMING SOON.

 

COURSE:
This EPIC course is the only race that takes you on a tour of historic, downtown Boston.  Check out the course maps & info
 here  

AID STATIONS:
There are 7 Aid Stations in the Half Marathon and 3 Aid Stations in the 5 Miler, each located approximately every 1.5 to 2 miles apart.  Aid Station #1 will only provide water, while all other Aid Stations will include water, Gatorade and port-o-johns/toilets. UnTapped Energy Gels (Maple UnTapped, Salted Citrus UnTapped and Salted Cocoa UnTapped) will be available at Aid Station #5 for the Half Marathon.  


MEDICAL:
A significant amount of medical resources are devoted to the health and safety of our participants.  Treatment and medical services will include doctors, nurses, ambulances and EMS teams from Boston EMS, MassPort Fire, Cambridge Fire, and ProAmbulance. 

BATHROOMS:
Ample port-o-johns will be inside and outside of the secure area near the Start/Finish line. Port-o-johns will also be located at each Aid Station along the course.


TIME LIMITS:
There is a 3 hour time cut-off for the Half Marathon. 

(All course support, police and medical are removed after 3-hours.  A sag bus will be located at Mile 11 to sweep any participants over the cut-off pace.  All participants over 13:44 mins / mile pace are encouraged to participate in the 5 Miler.)
There is no time cut-off for the 5 Miler. 

START CORRALS:
Staging time for participants will begin at 6:30am for the Half Marathon (7:00am start) and 7:40am for the 5 Miler (7:55am start).  Participants will stage in the starting chute near the "Pace Signs" that represents to their expected pace per mile. (i.e.  "6:00-7:00 / mile," "7:00-8:00 / mile," etc.)

OOFOS FINISH LINE FESTIVAL
Sponsored by Oofos, recover in Oofos Finish Line Festival area just beyond the finish line with a DJ and MoveStudios sound stage, Oofos engagement & give-a-ways, snacks and beverages. 

PACERS:
Dedicated pacers will be provided by OnPace Race for the Half Marathon.  Pacer information and times COMING SOON.

PARTICIPANT TRACKING:

Track your favorite half marathon athletes as they navigate their way around the half marathon course. Simply select the "Follow" button on the RESULTS PAGE next to your desired athlete(s).

 

RESULTS:
Live online results will be published exclusively on MillenniumRunning.com.  Participants will also receive an email with results upon completing the event.

OVERALL & AGE GROUP AWARDS:

  • Top 3 male and female finishers in the Half Marathon and 5 Miler will be recognized immediately at a podium ceremony at the finish line.

  • Commemorative Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female overall as well as top 3 male and female in each 5-year age groups (19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 … 80+) in each race. Awards will be mailed out after the event.

  • 1st Responder Team Challenge Awards info coming soon.

 

RACE PHOTOS:
Millennium Running is happy to provide FREE digital race photos from this event. Photos will be posted online 2 business days following the event.

 

FINISHER VIDEO:
Millennium Running is happy to provide a custom finisher video from this event. Finishers of the event will receive a link to their personalized finisher video business 3 days following the event.

 

DOGS:   
We are pet lovers; however, dogs are not permitted in the event. Moreover, dogs are not permitted in the Seaport Hotel, unless it is a certified service dog.

 

STROLLERS, BIKES, WAGONS, SKATES: 
Due to the size of the field and security checkpoints - strollers, bikes, wagons or skates are not permitted in the event.

CHANGING DISTANCES, TRANSFERS, & DEFERRALS: 
If you wish to change distances, move to virtual, or request a deferral, please take the steps outlined
HERE.

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