120th Boston Marathon Starts in








Race Facts

Thank You!

There is only one Boston Marathon, and the legacy of this race and everything it represents belong to all of us. You have shared the defining moments that have formed the 119-year-old legacy that is the Boston Marathon. Thank you for your professional media coverage of this great event. #WeRunTogether.

Welcome Letters

Boston Athletic Association
John Hancock Financial Services

Start Times

8:50 a.m.: Mobility Impaired
9:17 a.m.: Wheelchair Men
9:19: Wheelchair Women
9:22 a.m.: Handcycle
9:32 a.m.: Elite Women
10:00 a.m.: Wave #1 + Elite Men
10:25 a.m.: Wave #2
10:50 a.m.: Wave #3
11:15 a.m.: Wave #4


Monday, April 18

Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Organized by

Boston Athletic Association


Principal Sponsor

John Hancock Financial Services

Important Events

B.A.A. 5K

B.A.A. 5K

An estimated 10,000 participants take part in the seventh annual B.A.A. 5K from Boston Common. The race course passes over the Boston Marathon finish line. Race registration opened to the general public in February.

B.A.A. Invitational Mile

The Invitational Mile features some of the top professional and scholastic milers. The high school athletes represent the eight host cities and towns of the Boston Marathon.

Scholars and Stars Boston

Scholars & Stars // Boston

John Hancock, in partnership with the Boston Scholar Athlete Program, brings members of Boston high school track teams together to meet and train with world-class marathoners, including past champions, Olympians, and top Americans.


Scholars and Stars Hopkington

Scholars & Stars // Hopkinton

John Hancock brings the elite Kenyan runners together with Hopkinton elementary students for a pre-race pep rally in the historic town where the Marathon begins. Students study the culture of their running friends throughout the year.

John Hancock Elite Athlete Team Logo

John Hancock Elite Athlete Team Media Conference

Principal sponsor John Hancock presents the top competitors running the 119th Boston Marathon, including past champions, Olympians, World Marathon Majors event champions, and top Americans. Media are provided individual interview opportunities.