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Thank You!

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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

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Monday, April 20

Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Organized by

Boston Athletic Association

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Principal Sponsor

John Hancock Financial Services

Important Events

B.A.A. Press Conference

Fairmont Copley Plaza
Thursday, April 16
2:30 p.m.

B.A.A. 5K

B.A.A. 5K

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

Boston Common
Saturday, April 18
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

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.

Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
Saturday, April 18
10:30 a.m. – 11 :30 p.m.

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.

Reggie Lewis Track, Boston
Wednesday, April 15
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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.

Hopkinton, MA
Thursday, April 16
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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.

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Oval & Venetian Rooms
Friday, April 17
10:00 a.m.

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