Boston Marathon Youth Jamboree

Contact Info:
Suzanne Walmsley (Community Outreach Coordinator)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116

Join the Boston Athletic Association and kick off the countdown to the 2018 Boston Marathon!

The second annual Boston Marathon Youth Jamboree for Pre-K through Grade 8 will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center.

In April, runners from all over the world will come to Boston to participate in the Boston Marathon. The Boston Marathon Youth Jamboree is your chance to see what the excitement is all about, giving young athletes the chance to experience track and field fun. Youths from Pre-K through grade 8 will be able to run, jump and throw at a variety of activity stations and participate in age-group races on the track. Spike the Unicorn will be on-hand to welcome all athletes, while VIP Clinicians and coaches will help mentor participants throughout the day.

Registration is free for all participants, and is available online now:


While online registration is strongly encouraged, participants can also register on-site at the Jamboree.

Schedule of Events

  • 1:00 p.m.  - Check-in, Bib Number Pick-Up and Athlete Meet-n-Greet
  • 1:30 p.m. - Jamboree Official Start by a Surprise Guest!
  • 1:30 – 3:20 p.m.  - Activity Stations
  • 3:30 p.m. - Age Group Races
  • 4:00 p.m. - Jamboree Concludes

Additional Information

Children with Disabilities

The Boston Marathon and other B.A.A. events welcome push-rim wheelchair competitors, runners who are visually impaired, and runners who have mobility challenges. Children with disabilities who can successfully participate in the large group setting of the Jamboree are welcome to join us. If your child would benefit from the support of Adaptive Sports New England during the Jamboree, please contact or call 617-690-9103.

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Boston Marathon Youth Jamboree

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