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Participant Information: Getting to Race Day

Parking and Public Transit Information

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

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

The Boston Common parking garage will not be accessible after 6:45 a.m. Parking on the street in the surrounding neighborhoods of Beacon Hill and Back Bay is available, but limited. We strongly recommend those entrants driving on race day park in the accessible garages in the surrounding area.

  • Garage @ 100 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Millennium Place Garage at 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

Please note that Charles Street will close at 6:30 a.m. and drop-off access near the start line will be blocked. If you plan to be dropped off on race morning, please plan to do so on Beacon, Boylston, Tremont, or other nearby streets.

B.A.A. Moment 4

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules.