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Event Information: Road Closures

See where roads near you will be closed for the Boston Marathon

See the times below where roads will be closed for the Boston Marathon (see more information below):

Hopkinton 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ashland 7:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Framingham 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Natick 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Wellesley 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Newton 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Brookline 9:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Boston Variable - 6:30 p.m.

All of the above times are approximate.

B.A.A. Moment 1

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.