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Event Information

119th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015


DISTANCE: 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 Kilometers)

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification).



All entrants receive:

  • Admission to the pre-race pasta party and post-race party
  • Official Race Program and Racers Results Book
  • A long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Transportation to the start.
  • Finishers receive a commemorative medallion.



Since 1996, the Boston Marathon has employed a computer timing system. Digital clocks displaying elapsed time are located at every mile and five-kilometer marker.


All the information above is subject to change at any time

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.