Race Day FAQ's

Q: Is parking available at the race location?

A: 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.

Brookline Lot ? 73 Brookline Avenue
Swan Lot ? 189 Ipswich Street

All participants are responsible for their own parking costs. Due to road closures with the event, we strongly encourage speto use public transportation.

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Q: How do I pick up my t-shirt & bib?

A: 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.

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Q: Do I have to wear my bib and run jersey?

A: 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.

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Q: Where do runners get their timing device?

A: 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.

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Q: Are there restroom facilities at the race location?

A: Yes, men?s and women?s restrooms are located in Fenway and portable toilets will be available along the course.

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Q: Will water be available during the race?

A: Yes, there will be water stations located along the route and more at the finish line.

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Q: Must individual entrants participate in teams and race together?

A: 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).

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Q: How can I get to the race site?

A: 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.

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Q: Can my family and friends come down to the field when I cross home plate?

A: 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.

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Q: Are baby strollers allowed on the race route?

A: To ensure the safety of all participants, we CANNOT allow baby strollers, carriages, scooters or other such items during the Run.  Registered Walkers may have a baby stroller; however, walkers with a stroller must begin at the back of the walking participants to ensure the safety of all participants. Strollers will not be allowed onto the warning track. As a result, strollers must be left with a family member at the end of the walk prior to entering the field onto the warning track to cross home plate.

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Q: Can I bring my dog to the race?

A: No, we love pets but cannot accommodate them at the event. The only exception is for required service dogs with proper credentialing.

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Q: Can I wear headphones during the race?

A: For safety, headphones are discouraged at the race.

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Q: Can I rollerblade/roller skate/bike in the race?

A: No, rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards, scooters and bikes are not allowed anywhere on the course or at Fenway Park due to safety concerns.

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