Presented By:Adidas

Event Information: Along the 10K Course

Hydration stations, medical information, and more.

COURSE AMENITIES AND FLUID REPLACEMENT

Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water will be available at every mile. Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available at Mile 4.

 

PORTABLE TOILETS

For your convenience, an ample number of portable toilets will be placed near the start/finish area before and after the race. Please use these units. Participants are requested to respect the surrounding private and public property by using the portable toilets provided. Also, portable toilets will be placed along the course at every water station.

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Medical personnel will be available to provide emergency care, as well as attend to noncritical injuries along the course and at the finish.

 

DROP OUT AND COURSE CLOSURE

Runners unable to finish the race may stop at the medical facility at the turn-around point along the course for assistance and direction. Sweep vans will follow the race, picking up runners unable to finish the course. Roads will begin to reopen after 15 minute-per-mile pace. Finish line timing closes at 10:00 a.m., and finish area facilities officially close at 11:00 a.m. For safety reasons, strollers, in-line skates, skateboards (and similar vehicles of any kind), and animals are not permitted. The use of headphones is permitted but discouraged.

 

COURSE CLOCKS AND MILE SIGNAGE

Digital clocks, positioned at every mile and at the finish line, will indicate the unofficial time from the starter’s gun.

 

FINISH

At the finish, you will receive your finisher’s medal. Volunteers will then direct you to the refreshment areas for Gatorade, Poland Spring Water, and other refreshments, as well as t-shirt pick-up.

 

All of the above information is subject to change

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.