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Event Information: Course Map

The B.A.A. 10K offers a scenic urban tour of Boston

  • The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston's Back Bay.
  • Flat and fast!
  • Notable neighborhoods and attractions include the legendary Bull and Finch Pub, after which the television series "Cheers" was developed, the campus of Boston University, and trendy Kenmore Square.
  • The race begins on Charles Street, winds down picturesque Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street near Boston University.
  • The course then heads back on Commonwealth Avenue, around the Public Garden, and finishes on Charles Street.
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.