Boston Marathon UK 2019
14 April 2019
Boston Marathon UK 2019
14 Apr 2019
Boston (UK) Marathon 2019 is in the 4th year after establishing a very popular and successful event over the last three years - check our website for our runner comments!
The flattest marathon course in the country, held on the Sunday preceding USA Patriots Day (3rd Monday of April, the day of the famous US Boston marathon).
Cash Prizes: Full Marathon (separate prizes for Men & Women),
1st : £350, 2nd : £250 and 3rd £150
This year will also feature additional awards for age related categories, details to be added shortly.
Start Time : 9:00am
Starting Point: Boston Market Place PE21 6NN
Number of Places : 2000 (marathon + half marathon + Fun Run).
Boston Marathon Route is measured and certified by AUKCM (Association of UK Course Measurers).
It is a road marathon and completely flat all along the course. Starts at Boston Market place and ends at Boston College. There are 9 drink stations on route, also portable toilet facilities approximately every 2.5 miles. We also offer free physio advice at the finishing point. New for 2019 All finishers receive a goody bag, Tech T-Shirt and Medal.
Boston Marathon permit Bone Conduction head sets (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.
UK Affiliated Runners : £28 (full), £18 (Half)
All other entrants : £30 (Full), £20 (Half)
Registration Deadline : 01 April 2019
Charity : We have no restrictions; you can choose your own charity. If you do not have one and need guidance, please contact us.
Contact Information Contact : Guy Bull, Race Director & Lincolnshire Schools Athletics secretary
*Please note that we are not wheelchair compliant at the moment*
Race numbers and further info will be sent after registration closing date by post directly from Fullonsport, at least 1 week before the race.
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.
Online Registration closes 1 April, but may continue until 12 April by application to firstname.lastname@example.org , but race packs will need to be collected at Boston; details to follow.
Boston Marathon Association – Developing Inclusivity.
The Boston Marathon Association (BMA) plan to facilitate inclusivity of their events to enable Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) to take part. This will be 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 the first year (2019) AWD wanting to run either solo or with authorised Guide, in the 2019 Boston Marathon or Half Marathon are to be invited to apply.
In future years the categories will be expanded to include Push-rim Wheelchair, Hand-cycle, and Duo Teams.
AWD Participation Categories
- Ambulatory AWD: Proposed for 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: Proposed for 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 2019 events
- Any AWD who requires a Guide to participate in 2019 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 (Half or Full Marathon).
- 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 2019 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 Monday, 29th March 2019 BMA will send an invitation to register directly to the Guide. The deadline for the Guide to complete the registration process is Friday, 1 March 2019.
- 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.
Registration open from: 07:00:00