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B.A.A. Boston Marathon 21 Apr 2025 - UAE Runners (MBT10)

B.A.A. Boston Marathon 21 Apr 2025 - UAE Runners
India Runners Click Here

B.A.A. Boston Marathon 21 Apr 2025 - UAE Runners (MBT10)

Country Visited: U.S.A
Days Distance Race Type Price from Style
5 42.2 WMM,7 Continents On Request Guided
  • Overview

  • Itinerary

  • Accommodation

  • Important Information

  • FAQs

  • Reviews

  • Dates & Prices


The world's oldest annual marathon, Boston Marathon ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events since it’s inception in 1897. However, it only officially qualified as a marathon in 1924 when the distance was increased from 26 miles to 26.2miles! The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as a pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity, & method of gaining entry into the race. It is now one of the World Marathon Majors & is special in that about 80% of the city’s population, over 500,000 people turn out to on the day to support runners. We are proud to be the Official Tour Operator of this prestigious Abbott World Marathon Major race. Our four night accommodation allows runners to overcome the time difference comfortably & arrive at the start line fresh & well-rested. So lace up & get ready to run one of the most iconic races of your life!

As the official International Tour Operator for Boston Marathon in India we are permitted to offer GUARANTEED entries for the race without a qualifying time to UAE Residents only. If you live in a country close to the UAE that does not have a tour operator please contact us.


  • Guaranteed race entry to 126th Boston Marathon
  • Stay at Eliot Hotel Boston from Friday 12th April to Tuesday 16th April 2024 (4Nts) on room only basis
  • Networking Breakfast / High Tea with fellow runners
  • Local Active Holiday Company on-ground support in Boston on all days
  • Active Holiday Company WMM T-shirts
  • Walking tour of Harvard University (situation permitting)
  • Option to book a bus route inspection tour (will be offered closer to the date of travel)


Day 1
Arrive - Boston (Fri) Open or Close

On arrival in Boston, make your way from the airport to the hotel with an Uber from Boston Logan International Airport.

Day 2
5K Dash (Sat) Open or Close

If you have registered for the 5K dash, hop over to the Boston Common Garden right behind the hotel to the start line. Or just watch the runners from outside the hotel. 
We end the morning with breakfast at a local cafe where you will have the chance to introduce yourselves to your fellow runners.
Later in the afternoon, we step out on an optional tour to explore the Boston Marathon Course on a guided tour. The 3 hour long tour is hosted by a veteran runner who will enthrall you with stories from Boston’s glorious past and also give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the course and its nuances.

Day 3
Boston (Sun) Open or Close

You will have enough free time to explore the expo today. The bibs needs to be collected personally. Above everything else today should be devoted to a good rest before raceday.

Day 4
Race Day! (Mon) Open or Close

This legendary course stretches for 26.2 miles through beautiful suburban streets and right into the heart of downtown ‘Bean Town’. Starting on Main Street in the rural New England town of Hopkinton and finishing near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.
A visit to the official post race party is well earned.

Day 5
Depart - Boston (Tue) Open or Close

With a medal in the bag and bragging rights galore, make your way to the airport for your flight back home.



Boston’s Eliot Hotel is a hidden gem tucked away in the superbly located on Commonwealth Avenue, just minutes from the finish line on Copley Square and Hynes Convention Center, the location of the Boston Marathon Expo. The all suites, boutique hotel has been delivering a premium Boston Marathon experience through its spacious, well decorated rooms and suites and included amenities. There are several restaurants and shopping options within walking distance of the property and the Boston Marathon runs past the hotel.


  • The exact inclusions on your trip are detailed on every trip page.
  • Typically, the cost of flights, visas, passport, insurance is not included in the tour price unless stated otherwise.
  • Any meals not mentioned as included are at your own expense.
  • Single rooms, optional tours and extra nights cost extra.
  • Tips for drivers, guides and tour managers is not included in your tour price.
  • Arrival and departure transfers may or may not be included in your tour price – this is clearly stated on the trip page.
  • Excess baggage, porterage, laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages are considered personal expenses and not included in your tour price.
  • GST, VAT and other taxes as applicable in your country are additional to the tour price.

Booking Conditions

A non-refundable deposit of INR150,000 / AED 6800 per runner and INR 70,000 / AED 3200 per non-running companion is needed at the time of booking. 100% payment is needed on or before 10 January 2024.
The deposit, which includes the entry to Boston Marathon is non-refundable under all circumstances (including event cancellation).

Tour Cancellation Policy is as follows:
Up to 10 January 2024: INR 150,000 / AED 6800
11 January – 20 March 2024 – 75% of your tour price
21 March 2024 onwards – 100%

+5% GST and +5%TDS is applicable for bookings made with Indian addresses and paid for in India.

If this is your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, check our FAQs to ensure you receive a six star medal at the finish.

Race entry is available only for Indian nationals and is not available without the full tour package.
Race entry cannot be transferred or deferred if you are unable to participate in the race.

Before You Go

Things you need to know


Q.1 Is the race entry guaranteed if I book a package through Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

<span style="font-size: 13px;">Yes, all of our World Marathon Major packages come with guaranteed race entry. For Boston you do not need to a time qualification to register through a tour operator.</span>

Q.2 What happens if the race is cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19? Open or Close

After two years of refunding entries, offering deferrals at a small charge / no charge, all World Major Marathon races have gone back to the old policy of no refund on race entries. This is the condition even if the event cancels. However having held the event safely in 2021 chances that the event will cancel in 2022 are remote. While there are changes that travel may continue to be affected from certain countries with little or no notice, should the event be cancelled for 2022, we will contact you as soon as we know and offer the options available to us if they are any different from 'no refund, no deferral'. The exact option available will depend on the race organiser. We may retain a small administrative fee to cover our expenses.

Q.3 What is the US is subject to travel restrictions but the event is still taking place? Open or Close

If there are travel restrictions in place but the race is scheduled to take place as normal and you are unable to travel as scheduled, then our standard race cancellation policy will apply unless the race organisers offer us alternatives. As of November 2021 full cancellation applies if you are unable to travel for the race due to travel restrictions or any other reason. It is the runners responsibility to meet the quarantine requirements applicable at the time of the event.

Q.4 Will my travel insurance cover the cancellation fee in case of a cancellation - by me or the event organiser? Open or Close

Most Indian insurance providers cover a very small part of the cancellation fee. The exact coverage will be detailed in the conditions of your insurance policy and we encourage you to check whether you can make a claim with them directly.

Q.5 Can I book extra nights before or after the race? Open or Close

Can I book extra nights before or after the race?

Q.6 This is my Sixth WMM, how do i receive a six star medal at the finish? Open or Close

If you have booked your sixth and final Abbott WMM race, kindly let us know. We will guide you through the process and ensure you receive a medal at the finish.

Q.7 Will I have to collect my own bib? Open or Close

Yes, all the World Major Marathons require that the participants attend the expo in person and collect their bibs. Your travel documents will contain detailed instructions on how to get to and from the expo from your hotel.

Q.8 How far is the hotel from the start/finish line? Open or Close

Club Quarters Boston is a 10 minute walk from Boston Common grounds from where buses leave for the start line of the marathon and 1.3 miles from the finish line in downtown Boston.

Q.9 What category of hotels are used? Open or Close

Downtown Boston has very limited hotel availability and the surge in demand for events in April 2022 has resulted in the scarcity of rooms as well as an increase in hotel prices. Though Active Holiday Company has had to change its hotel location for 2022 on account of this, the accommodation location being extremely important to our runners we have chosen a business hotel that gives our runners the best value for its proximity from the start and finish line.&nbsp;The hotel offers all the comforts that are desirable to runners including a lounge, a gym, super comfortable beds and a restaurant. All rooms have a coffee machine and the hotel offers free wi- fi.

Q.10 I am a single traveller, is it possible for me to get a twin share room? Open or Close

We have several single travellers interested in sharing a room with another traveller and, wherever possible, we try to pair up people who have requested rooms on twin share. However, please keep in mind that this is not a guarantee and in some cases you might be required to take a single supplement. Also please be aware that twin bedded rooms are hard to get in the US so it is likely that you will end up with a king size bed with another runner.

Q.11 Is it possible for me to buy just the race entry and make my own accommodation arrangements? Open or Close

As Tour Operators, we are required to sell the race entry along with accommodation. It will not be possible to buy just the race entry.

Q.12 I’ve got the race entry through the Ballot / Charity, can I buy the accommodation from Active Holiday Company? Open or Close

Yes, it is possible for you to stay with our group and benefit from all other services even if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a runner or a non-running companion.

Q.13 I am taking the race package through Active Holiday Company, is it possible for me to upgrade my accommodation? Open or Close

No, it is not possible to change the hotel when you travel with us on certain races, including the Boston Marathon. We value the benefits of our runners staying together at a single hotel and also we contract our hotels based on group travel so it is not possible to upgrade / downgrade hotels when you are part of our group. Yes, it is possible for you to stay with our group and benefit from all other services even if you already have the entry or if you are travelling with a runner or a non-running companion.

Q.14 I cannot attend this race. Is it possible for me to transfer my registration to another runner? Open or Close

Boston Marathon does not allow runners to transfer their registrations.

Q.15 Is it possible for me to defer my registration to the following year? Open or Close

Boston Marathon does not permit runners to defer their registration.

Q.16 Can Active Holiday Company assist me with visas and air tickets? Open or Close

Yes, we can help you with visas and flight tickets for an additional charge. Please get in touch with us for details.


Post Your Review

Overall score:

(Based on 1 reviews)

  • Nicolas le Roux

    Apr 2022

    A trip of a lifetime...6 stars in the making

    When I got the call from Active Holiday to confirm my spot, that is a day I will NEVER forget. Boston is one of the most iconic races and the news was like me winning the LOTTO. As an average amateur runner, there is absolutely no way of getting your hands on a Boston entry. Looking back there is no other tour operator I would have done this through. Gauri and her team are so experienced that EVERY single detail is taken care of. All you need to do is rock up and soak up all the glory that Boston is. The accommodation is SPOT on, super well located and I would have never been able to book this on my own (and I am a well-traveled runner). Thank you Active Holidays for realising my dream and making it all possible.

    The ah-ha moment on the trip

    Obviously getting my 6-star World Major Marathon medal in Boston was amazing, but certainly, a highlight is meeting new people from all walks of life who are just like me in appreciation of being alive.
    I love the cocktail reception (a very special venue) that Active Holidays hosted. It's super exclusive and it allows you to mingle with other runners from Active Holidays. It is a wonderful icebreaker. Harvard Tour - brilliant brilliant guide there, another highlight.
    I have to also mention the beautiful token from Active Holidays being presented with a t-shit with all the ticks of the majors. Very special moment!

    Feedback on the trip guide

    Gauri is the queen! Personal, accommodating and so welcoming. I have made a friend for like.

    Tips for future travellers for this trip

    Plan early...try and extend if you can. It's a long way to go. The hotel has a super location the bar is a wonderful meeting place post-race to celebrate. Don't be shy - we are all runners, and we love to mingle. Get to know your fellow runners from Active Holidays. This is what makes this trip FUN!
    The expertise of Active Holidays is priceless. People who have relationships with vendors (hotels etc) - you cannot beat this! You can never put a value on peace of mind and trust. This goes a long way, and this is exactly what Active Holidays bring to the table.

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Dates & Prices

18 - 22 April, 2025: TBA

Why Run with Active Holiday Company

We are the region’s best known & most trusted Marathon Tour Operator. We are the official Tour Operators for the World Marathon Major Races. We are runners just like you!
  • Guaranteed Race Entry, no timing qualification

    Guaranteed Race Entry,
    no timing qualification

  • Well located accommodation that delivers value

    Well located accommodation
    that delivers value

  • Thoughtfully planned programs with runner ‘comforts’ included

    Thoughtfully planned programs with
    runner ‘comforts’ included

  • All logistics looked after, you focus on your race!

    All logistics looked after,
    you focus on your race!

  • Best in class service & 24/7 emergency support

    Best in class service &
    24/7 emergency support

  • Network with like-minded runners & companions

    Network with like-minded
    runners & companions

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