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Participant Information: Getting to Race Day

On race day there are three ways to the starting line:

  • MBTA Stations
  • Nearby parking
  • Drop-off and Pick-up Area

MBTA

The closest MBTA stop to the Start and Finish location on Charles Street is the Park Street stop on the MBTA Green and Red Lines. Boylston and Arlington are also nearby stops on the Green Line. For a complete map and schedule – please visit http://mbta.com/

PARKING INFORMATION

The B.A.A. recommends that 10K runners park at the Garage at 100 Clarendon Street in Boston’s Back Bay. With race-day road closures in effect, this is the best location to park your vehicle on Sunday morning. On-street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and Back Bay is available, but limited. We strongly advise those entrants who are driving to park in the Garage at 100 Clarendon, or other area parking garages, identified below:

  • Garage at 100 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Millennium Place Garage at the Ritz Carlton, 6 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111
  • Standard Parking, 290 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Central Parking System, 10 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP INFORMATION

Please note that Charles Street will close at 5:00 a.m. and drop-off access near the start line will be blocked. If you plan on being dropped off on race morning, please plan to do so on Beacon, Boylston, Tremont, or other nearby streets.

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.