2014 Boston Marathon Schedule of Events

Contact Info:
Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-778-1633
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:media@baa.org
14 MAR 2014
The B.A.A., organizer of the Boston Marathon, has issued its Schedule of Events for official participants.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Participant Number Pick-up
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST
Registered athletes pick up their official race numbers.

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST
The 37th 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.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Participant Number Pick-up
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. EST

B.A.A. 5K
Boston Common, Boston
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EST
An estimated 10,000 participants will take part in the sixth annual B.A.A. 5K from Boston Common. The race course will pass over the Boston Marathon Finish Line. This will be the largest B.A.A. 5K in event history. Registration is closed.

B.A.A. Invitational Miles
Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
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.

B.A.A. Relay Challenge
Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
More than 20 schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 18th consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. This event is presented by the B.A.A. in partnership with adidas and the City of Boston. More than 17,000 Boston-area youths have participated in the B.A.A. Relay Challenge since its inception in 1997.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Participant Number Pick-up
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST
Registered athletes pick up their official race numbers.

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. EST

Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner
City Hall Plaza near Faneuil Hall, Boston
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST
A dinner for official athletes and guests.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 21
Hopkinton

Official Start Times:

DivisionStart timeapprox no. of entrants
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. 20 (plus guides)
Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m. 64 (plus 9 duos)
Handcycles 9:22 a.m. 21
Elite Women 9:32 a.m. 50
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m. 9,000
Wave Two 10:25 a.m. 9,000
Wave Three 11:00 a.m. 9,000
Wave Four 11:25 a.m. 9,000

All Times Eastern

Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams
Fenway Park & House of Blues, Boston
6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. EST
 
All official participants are invited to celebrate their accomplishment with family and friends at the Fenway Park Open House. Experience America's most beloved ballpark and relax before the Official Post-Race Party at Boston's House of Blues next door.
 
Boston Marathon Mile 27: The Official Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams will feature a range of Samuel Adams products, including the official beer of the Boston Marathon, 26.2 Boston Brew, on tap. Complimentary light dinner fare will be available while supplies last, a re-broadcast of the day's race will air on large screens, and the day's winners and top finishers will be presented to the crowds.


OTHER NOTES OF INTEREST

Future Race Dates:
Monday, April 20, 2015 (119th Boston Marathon)
Monday, April 18, 2016 (120th Boston Marathon)

TV/Online Broadcasts:
The race will be televised live in its entirety locally on WBZ-TV (Channel 4), and the station will also be streaming live race coverage throughout New England on CBSBoston.com. The race will be broadcast nationally on Universal Sports, and online at UniversalSports.com. For more information on coverage of the 2014 Boston Marathon - click here

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.