The 2015 B.A.A. 5K has a slightly new course design. The start and finish remains on Boston Common, but this year particiapants will head south on Charles Street in the early stages of the race.
To see the new course map, click the button below:
Are Boston Marathon awards presented according to gun or to net time?
Are bikes / skates / baby joggers / dogs allowed on the Boston Marathon course?
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.