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Event Information

118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014

 

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).

 

STAY INFORMED AT THE 2014 BOSTON MARATHON WITH MASSACHUSETTS ALERTS FREE SMARTPHONE APP

The Boston Athletic Association (the BAA) has partnered with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to ensure that runners and spectators have the ability to receive important public safety and emergency information in a timely manner. Massachusetts Alerts is a communication tool used by MEMA to disseminate critical information to smartphones. It is powered by a free app download (called Ping4alerts!) that is available for Android and iPhone devices.

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BOSTON MARATHON WELCOME BOOK

Participants were recently mailed their official Welcome Book. If you have not yet received yours, then use the link below to download the PDF version:

DOWNLOAD FILE - click here

 

THE COURSE

The legendary Boston Marathon course follows a point-to-point route from Hopkinton to Boston, and is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.
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START TIMES

DivisionStart timeapprox no. of entrants
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. 6
Wheelchair Division 9:17 a.m. 30
Handcycles 9:22 a.m. 24
Elite Women 9:32 a.m. 50
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m. 9,000
Wave Two 10:25 a.m. 9,000
Wave Three 11:00 a.m. 9,000
Wave Four 11:25 a.m. 9,000

AMENITIES

All entrants receive:

  • Admission to the pre-race pasta party and post-race party
  • Race program and results booklet
  • A long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Transportation to the start.
  • Finishers receive a commemorative medallion.

TIMING

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 9

2010 - The Hoyts

When many think of the Boston Marathon, they think of Team Hoyt, the father/son team of Dick and Rick who have participated in their unique way 28 times. Dick was 69 at the 2010 Boston Marathon.