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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 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.