Arriving in Boston
Even though the Boston Marathon is on a Monday, it’s best to arrive in town Thursday or Friday to take advantage of the weekend’s events. The John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo (considered one of the best in the country) hosts seminars from elite runners and Boston Marathon legends throughout the weekend and curates the latest and greatest in running gear from more than 200 companies, including Adidas, Brooks, and Asics. Just note you don’t want to wear any new gear—apparel or shoes—come race day.
The expo is also where you’ll pick up your bib. The location changes each year; but for 2018, the expo is at the Seaport World Trade Center at 200 Seaport Boulevard.
You can drop by Friday, April 13, 2018 (11a.m. to 6p.m.), Saturday, April 14 (9a.m. to 7p.m.), or Sunday, April 15 (9a.m. to 6p.m.). Make sure you’ve got photo ID and your bib pick-up card. There’s no bib pick-up on race day.Back to top