Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner

15 APR 2012
Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston

City Hall Plaza, Boston
Sunday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join runners from across the country and around the world at Boston’s historic City Hall Plaza to fuel up on delicious foods and experience the camaraderie and high energy of this pre-race celebration. The Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner will feature a buffet and live entertainment. Your ticket will be enclosed with your official runner’s bib packet.

PLEASE NOTE: No backpacks will be allowed at the Pre-Race Dinner.

Additional tickets for family and friends ($20 each) will be on sale at the Boston Marathon Number Pick-up area of the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo during Marathon weekend. Free admission for children under 12.

Directions: City Hall Plaza, located in downtown Boston, is within easy access of all major hotels and public transportation.

Via Public Transportation: Government Center Stop on the MBTA Blue or Green Line.
Parking: Available for a fee at 60 State St. and 50 New Sudbury St.


  • Gemelli Pasta Salad
  • Baked Penne With Three Cheeses and Chicken Sausage
  • Rigatoni Provencal with Tomato Basil Sauce
  • Tossed Salad   
  • Newmans' Own Lemonade / Ice Tea     
  • Welch's White Grape Pulse Fruit Fizz     
  • Poland Springs water     
  • Sam Adams Beer     
  • Necco Wafers     
  • Lindt Chocolate      
  • Toblerone Chocolate     
  • Wise snacks     
  • Dole Frozen Strawberries
  • Balconi Cakes     
  • Stoneyfield Yogurt
  • Fresh rolls from King's Hawaiian
B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.