Schedule of Events

April 12 // John Hancock Scholars & Stars in Boston

Reggie Lewis Track, Boston
Wednesday, April 12
10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
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 runners at the Reggie Lewis Track Center.

April 13 // John Hancock Scholars & Stars in Hopkinton

Hopkinton, MA
Thursday, April 13
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
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.

April 13 // B.A.A. Media Conference

Fairmont Copley Plaza
Thursday, April 13
Time: 2:30 pm

April 14 // John Hancock Elite Athlete Team Media Conference

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Oval & Venetian Rooms
Friday, April 14
10:00 a.m.
Principal sponsor John Hancock presents the top competitors running the 121st Boston Marathon, including past champions, Olympians, Abbott World Marathon Majors event champions, and top Americans. Media are provided individual interview opportunities.

April 14 // B.A.A. 5K and Invitational Mile Media Conference

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Venetian Room
Friday, April 14
2:30 p.m.

Notable athletes of the B.A.A. 5K, Scholastic, and Professional Invitational Mile will be available to the media.

April 14 - April 16 // Number Pick-up

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

Friday, April 14 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, April 15 (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday, April 16 (9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.)
Registered athletes pick up their official race numbers.

April 14 – April 16 // John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
Friday, April 14 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday, April 15 (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, April 16 (9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.)

The 40th annual John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo features more than 200 exhibitors and is widely regarded as the running industry’s premier showcase for new products, services, and events. Complimentary admission courtesy of John Hancock, Conventures, Inc., and the B.A.A.

April 15 // B.A.A. 5K

Boston Common
Saturday, April 14
9:30 a.m.

An estimated 10,000 participants will take part in the ninth 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.

April 15 // B.A.A. Invitational Mile

Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
Saturday, April 15
12:00 p.m.

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.

April 15 // B.A.A. Relay Challenge

Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
Saturday, April 15
2:00 p.m.

More than 20 middle schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 21st 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.

April 16 // Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner

City Hall Plaza near Faneuil Hall
Sunday, April 16
4:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

A dinner for athletes and guests. Members of the media are invited. Any press credential gains entry

April 17 // Boston Marathon Race Day Press Conference

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Grand Ballroom
Monday, April 17
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Post-race interviews with winners and contenders in all divisions begin at approximately 11:00 a.m., at the conclusion of the push rim wheelchair division race, and last until approximately 2:00 p.m.

April 18 // Wrap-up Media Conference

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Venetian Room
Tuesday, April 18
10:00 a.m.
This conference features champions of the 2017 Boston Marathon, and other notable finishers.