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 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.