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 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.