Road Closures for the 11th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon.

01 OCT 2011
13.1 Mile Will Be Held On October 9th

Road Closure Schedule
For a map and more detailed closure information, click here.

8:10 – All roadways closed and course swept of vehicles

8:20 – Start of Wheelchair race

8:30 – Start of Running race

11:00 – Riverway & Jamiacaway opened from Landmark Center to Kelly Circle

11:30 – Riverway, Jamiacaway, and Arborway completely opened

12:30 – Pierpont road reopened

Road closures begin around 8:00 a.m. at the discretion of the Boston Police, Brookline Police, and the Massachusetts State Police. Roads along the Emerald Necklace Park System will be re-opened through the course of the morning.

For residents who live North of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Riverway, or the segments of Pond Avenue, Perkins Street, and Francis Parkman Drive that overlook the Emerald Necklace Park System there will be closures in place until 11:00 a.m. on October 9. Any travelers who may use these roads should seek alternate routes during these hours.

Residents who live South of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Arborway, and travelers planning on using those roads and the Monsignor William Casey Overpass will have closures in place until 11:30 a.m.

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.