120th Boston Marathon Starts in
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.
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
Boston Athletic Association
Principal SponsorJohn Hancock Financial Services
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 & 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 & 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 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.