Boston Marathon Fun Run 2020
13 September 2020
Boston Fun Run 13 September 2020
The timings have been modified to accommodate the ‘wave’ start which enables the Social Distancing. New timings are as follows.
10.00am. Assemble in designated area in the Market Place
10.10am. All to the start
10:15am. START of the FUN RUN
The ‘wave’ you are assigned to will be notified in the Event Pack to be posted to you after 1 September
Facilitated by Boston Marathon Association, the Fun Run is held in conjunction with Boston (UK) Marathon. Now in its' 5th year it has become a very popular and successful event - check our website for our runner comments! It is a separate event, a fun run for all over the age of 11.
Run on the flattest marathon course in the country, usually held on the Sunday preceding USA Patriots Day (3rd Monday of April, the day of the famous US Boston marathon) but both are postponed due to the pandemic. Boston UK remains one day before Boston USA.
13 September 2020 10:15am
Age: 11 years and over
Deadline for Entries:1 Sept 2020
Run numbers and further info will be sent after the registration closing date 1st Sept 2020 by first class post post directly from Fullonsport, and will arrive at least 1 week before the run.
Registration will continue to be permitted to 12 midday 11th September but for these ‘late entries’ the race packs must be collected either at the Meet & Greet event on the evening of Saturday 12th , or the Race Control at the Start on Sunday morning 13th September, from 7am.
Race packs will not be sent to overseas addresses, but the essential information will be on line and the pack made available for pick-up in Boston.
Late Online Registration closes 11th Sept midday, POSITIVELY NO ENTRY ON THE DAY!
This is a 3.25 mile (5259 metres) course, incorporating the first and last mile of our marathon and half marathon route.
There is also an opportunity for groups of 8 to run a Team Marathon (8 x 3.25 miles = 26 miles - and a bit) or groups of 4 to run a Team Half Marathon. A great way to support the charity of the team choice and taste the thrill of Marathon running. A discount is offered for teams running for a specific charity
Boston Marathon permit Bone Conduction head sets (eg Aftershokz sport headphones). They must not cover the ears or otherwise occlude external sounds.
All finishers receive a Medal, Tech T-Shirt and goody bag.
Start Time : 9:30am (A separate start time may be arranged for AWD Wheelchairs – to be notified)
Starting Point: Boston Market Place PE21 6NN
Number of Places: 220 (Total = 2020 Marathon 1000, half marathon 800+ Fun Run 220).
Boston Marathon permit only Bone Conduction headsets (eg Aftershokz sport headphones). They must not cover the ears or otherwise occlude external sounds.
Facilities offered for runners: Limited Car parking at the college (first come first served), additional car parks adjacent to the Market Place (Sunday charges apply) Changing facilities, Bag storage (at Boston College), Bag drop at the Market Place with transfer to the College storage, Shower facilities at the adjacent Sports Centre.
11 years and under 18 or in full Time Education: £5
All other entrants: £10
Team Entries : Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a specific entry form. Do not enter here at this time
For a specific Charity Team; Full Marathon (8 runners) £30
Non - Charity Team: Full Marathon (8 runners) £40
Half Marathon £30 (4 runners) £20
Non - Charity Team Half Marathon (4 runners) £25
Contact Information Contact: Guy Bull, Race Director & Lincolnshire Schools Athletics secretary
Race Secretary: Mike Sharp, Ops Manager and Safety Officer
Race numbers and further info will be sent after the registration closing date 4th April 2020 by first class post post directly from Fullonsport, to arrive at least 1 week before the race.
Registration will continue to be permitted to 12 midday 11th Sept, but for these ‘late entries’ the race packs must be collected either at the Meet & Greet event on the evening of Saturday 18th April, or the Race Control at the Start on Sunday morning 19th April, from 7am.
Race packs will not be sent to overseas addresses, but the essential information will be e-mailed and the pack available for pick-up in Boston.
Late Online Registration closes 11th Sept midday, when race packs will need to be collected as above. POSITIVELY NO ENTRY ON THE DAY!
The Boston Marathon Association (BMA) has an inclusivity policy to enable Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) to take part. This is being phased in over a 2-3 year period, to enable the association to become fully experienced and compliant in a safe and secure manner.
The risk assessment has identified four broad categories of AWD participants, namely Ambulant, Push Rim Wheel Chair, Hand Cycle and Duo Teams.
In 2019 Ambulatory AWD wanting to run either solo or with authorised Guide were invited to enter any one of the events
In 2020 both Ambulatory and Push-Rim Wheelchair AWD are invited, and may also participate in the Fun Run. In future years the categories will be expanded to include, Hand-cycle, and Duo Teams.
There may be a separate start for Push-rim Wheel Chair users
AWD Participation Categories
- Ambulatory AWD: Since the 2019 events.
To be accepted for entry, applicants must be able to propel themselves through the entire course. They may be authorised to be accompanied by a Human Guide, whose role is to provide orientation and navigation support to a blind or visually impaired athlete, or other ambulatory athlete with a disability who requires additional support, on the event course. Guides are not scored and will not receive an official finishing time. There is no entry fee for a Guide.
- Push-rim Wheelchairs AWD: New for the 2020 events.
A push-rim wheelchair is a racing wheelchair and is the only type of wheelchair permitted on the Boston Marathon course. For safety reasons, athletes may not participate using a day chair or other non-racing wheelchair.
To be accepted for entry, applicants planning to use a push-rim wheelchair must be able to propel themselves through the entire course. An Official Guide is permitted to accompany an AWD participant on the course, but the guide may not push or pull the AWD participant.
Please note: All wheelchair entrants must wear helmets at all times while on the course. Athletes not wearing helmets will NOT be allowed to start the race and are subject to removal from the course.
Hand-cycle and Duo Teams. The definitions and specification to be drawn up following 2020 events
- Any AWD who requires a Guide to participate in 2020 Boston (UK) Marathon event is permitted to run with one (1) Guide.
- It is the athlete's responsibility to select a Guide who can perform all Guide responsibilities at the athlete's goal pace.
- It is strongly recommended that an athlete selects a Guide with whom he/she regularly trains.
- In limited situations, an athlete may be permitted to register two (2) Guides, who run in relay fashion, where the athlete is accompanied by one (1) Guide at a time on the event course. If two (2) Guides are used, the exchange must take place at nominated Exchange Stations located at the half way point of the event course.
- If an athlete’s disability necessitates more than one (1) Guide, the athlete may email the explanation, including specific details about each Guide’s role on race day, to email@example.com
Guide Registration Procedures
This is the process to follow for an athlete who needs a Guide to participate in the 2020 Boston (UK) Marathon events. To request to register a Guide, the athlete must email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information.
The nature of the athlete’s disability,An explanation as to why the athlete needs a Guide,The first and last name of the Guide, and email address The Guide must be copied on the email sent to email@example.com The deadline for submitting a request to register a Guide is 24th August 2020 BMA will send an invitation to register directly to the Guide. The deadline for the Guide to complete the registration process is 28th August 2020.
It is the athlete's responsibility to email the Guide registration request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should the athlete select a registered runner to serve as his/her Guide, the athlete must still follow the Guide registration process described above and the Guide will be assigned the appropriate Guide race bib. The Guide will be exempt entry fee, and will be awarded t-shirt, medal, goody bag and time.
Registration open from: 07:00:00