The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events.
A portion of the Half Marathon's entry fees has been directed towards the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a non-profit organization working to restore, preserve, maintain and promote this historic park system.
The annual Mayor’s Cup Cross Country Races give local runners, especially road racers, perhaps their single cross-country racing opportunity of the year. Proceeds from the event are directed towards the improvement, preservation, and maintenance of the Franklin Park cross country courses.
During the Invitational Mile Race middle school aged boys and girls will compete in a 1,000 meter race followed by a series of four one-mile races for professional men, professional women, scholastic boys, and scholastic girls.
The four annual B.A.A. 10K takes place on June 22, 2014. The 6.2 mile-race starts and finishes on Charles Street near Boston Public Garden in Boston’s Back Bay.
1920 - Ashland Start
The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.