2014 Boston Marathon Schedule of Events

Contact Info:
Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
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. ET
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. ET
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

B.A.A. 5K
Boston Common, Boston
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET
An estimated 10,000 participants will take part in the B.A.A. 5K from Boston Common. The race course will pass over the Boston Marathon finish line.

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

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

B.A.A. Invitational Miles
Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. ET
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
1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m. ET
More than 20 middle schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 18th consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. In the culmination of a month-long program taught by volunteer coaches, the relay challenge will feature students from all of the schools competing near the Boston Marathon finish line..

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Participant Number Pick-up
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
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. ET

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

 

MONDAY, APRIL 21

Official Start Times for the 2015 Boston Marathon

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 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.