Boston Marathon UK 2020
13 September 2020
Boston Marathon UK 2020 13 Sept 2020
NEW DATE 13th September 2020
NEW TIMINGS. TO MEET SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS THERE WILL BE A 'WAVE' START. The ‘wave’ you are assigned to will be notified in the Event Pack to be posted to you after 1 September.
8.00am. Assemble in designated area
8:05am. First wave to the start
8:15am. START of the FULL MARATHON
Followed by 4 waves at 10 minute intervals.
Boston (UK) Marathon 2020 is in the 5th year after establishing a very popular and successful event over the last four years - check our website for our runner comments!
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.
Cash Prizes: Full Marathon (separate prizes for Men & Women; additional non-binary awards if applicable) and Veterans
1st : £300, 2nd : £200 and 3rd £100
Additional awards for age related categories, Veteran 40 (40-49) Senior Veteran 50 (50-59) and Super Veteran (60+) First Place in each category awarded their age in Pounds Sterling..
Start Time : 8:30am There is to be a staged start to maintain social distancing, details to follow. (A separate start time may be arranged for AWD Wheelchairs – to be notified)
Starting Point: Boston Market Place PE21 6NN
Number of Places: 1000 (Total 2020 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 NOT POSSIBLE due to pandemic restrictions. All finishers receive a , Tech T-Shirt and Medal. No goody bag this year - sorry!
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: No parking at the college this year -area required to allow social distancing. Car parks adjacent to the Market Place (Sunday charges apply) No Changing facilities, Bag storage (at Boston College), Bag drop at the Market Place with transfer to the College storage, No Shower facilities at the adjacent Sports Centre.
UK Affiliated Runners: £28 (full), £18 (Half)
All other entrants: £30 (Full), £20 (Half)
Registration Deadline: 27th August 2020 for delivery of race packs by First Class Mail. Registration will NOT continue after this.
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
Race Secretary: Mike Sharp, Ops Manager and Safety Officer
Race numbers and further info will be sent after the registration closing date 1st September 2020 by first class post post directly from Fullonsport, to arrive 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.
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 the 2019 Boston Marathon or Half Marathon.
In 2020 both Ambulatory and Push-Rim Wheelchair AWD are invited. 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 (both Full and Half distances).
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 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 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Tuesday, 1 September 2020.
It is the athlete's responsibility to email the Guide registration request to email@example.com
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