Welcome to the 126th Boston Marathon!
The Boston Athletic Association congratulates you on being accepted into the 126th Boston Marathon, the first Patriots' Day marathon since 2019!

Leading up to April, be on the lookout for frequent participant newsletters highlighting what to expect on race week, training tips from coaches and pro athletes, offers from official sponsors, and more. We'll also share health protocols that will help ensure a safe and successful Boston Marathon experience. 

We wish you the best of luck in training, a happy holiday season, and look forward to welcoming you to Boston for the 126th Boston Marathon! 

The Boston Athletic Association
Training Tip from B.A.A. Coach Mark Carroll
Women's Lead Pack
"The 2022 Boston Marathon is fewer than 18 weeks away, and it's time to think about your training progression as you start the New Year. Think about how many training phases you plan to incorporate and what your mileage, long runs, and workout goals are in each phase. I advise setting your Boston Marathon goal and working backwards from race weekend as you outline your phases. Remember, you have 18 weeks, and it's always best to build gradually and patiently to peak at the right time in April!"
-- Mark Carroll, B.A.A. High Performance Team Coach, two-time Olympian, and 2:10 marathoner.
Maurten Hydrogel
You're In -- Now Get Used to It
As the official Hydrogel Sports Fuel sponsor of the 126th Boston Marathon, we'll be fueling your fast on race day at our 3 x on-course Hydrogel depots. Preparation is everything, so get used to it -- train on Hydrogel to get the most out of your sessions and recovery.

As a Boston athlete, you have unique access to our Boston portal, where you can access your exclusive custom fuel packs -- based on your estimated finish time and created to fuel both your training sessions and race day.
"Without fueling, there is no world record." -- Eliud Kipchoge.

So how do you train on Hydrogel?

Our Fuel Guide is your start line in fueling strategy -- developed by our Head of Nutrition, Tobias Christensson, and some of the most successful athletes in the world.
ICYMI: Tuesday's Amazon Training Clinic with Molly Huddle
Molly Huddle
Catch a replay of this week's Boston Marathon Training Clinic presented by Amazon with Molly Huddle and Erika Kemp!

Molly and Erika highlighted how best to train for Boston, what to expect along the course, and answered your questions!
Travel to Boston with JetBlue
Back again, JetBlue is offering $10 off each direction of your airline travel to the Boston Marathon! This offer is good on travel from any city that JetBlue operates to Boston (Logan International). Valid dates of travel include arriving in Boston between April 14, 2022 and April 17, 2022, and returning home between April 18, 2022 and April 20, 2022. See additional terms and conditions below.
Boston Accommodations with Marathon Tours & Travel
Secure the lowest hotel rates now for your stay in Boston with Marathon Tours & Travel, the Domestic Travel and Accommodations Booking Agency of the Boston Marathon. Since 1979, Marathon Tours & Travel has dedicated itself to offering participants and their travel companions extraordinary destination experiences. Book here. Questions can be directed to Allyson at allyson@marathontours.com or call 617-242-7845.
Join us at The Run Show USA in January!
The Run Show USA is coming to Boston January 29-30, 2022. Don’t miss the biggest run community meet up of the year! Hear from running legends and influencers including Carl Lewis, Kelly Roberts, Dean Karnazes, Camille Herron, Dylan Bowman, Dave McGillivray, Another Mother Runner and more. Check out new gear, footwear and apparel. Get the latest tips and advice from leading experts, and see the latest products from all the biggest brands. Plus spend the day and catch up with others from the running community.

We have free tickets for you to register and attend, just use code: BAA22 during checkout. 
Stay tuned for more information on featured panels with B.A.A. athletes at The Run Show USA. A collection of B.A.A. archives from more than 100 years of racing will also be on display!
We Want to Hear From YOU!
Have a special marathon story? Logging miles in a picturesque place? Share your training photos, video, and favorite marathon stories for a chance to be featured in upcoming B.A.A. videos, newsletters, and on our social media channels!

Email stories@baa.org or submit your training photos and video here. Don't forget to tag us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using @BostonMarathon and #Boston126.
Be Part of the B.A.A. Official Charity Program
Add extra meaning to your training and join a member of the B.A.A. Official Charity Program today.

All members of the B.A.A. Official Charity Program are accepting applications from qualified runners to be part of their teams and raise valuable funds for meaningful causes.
Boston Marathoners are also welcome to fundraise for the cause of your choosing! Personalized fundraising pages can be set up here.
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