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 120-year-old legacy that is the Boston Marathon. Thank you for your professional media coverage of this great event. #RunBold


Start Times

8:50 a.m.: Mobility Impaired 9:17 a.m.: Wheelchair Men 9:19 a.m.: 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

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.

B.A.A. Relay Challenge

More than 20 middle schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 20th consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. In the culmination of a month-long program taught by volunteer coaches, the relay challenge will feature students from all of the schools competing near the Boston Marathon finish line.

Scholars & Stars // Boston

John Hancock, in partnership with the United States Fund for UNICEF, brings Boston 3rd, 4th and 5th graders together to meet and train with world-class marathoners, including past champions, Olympians, and top Americans at the Reggie Lewis Track Center. 2014 Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi will join students this year.


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.


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.

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