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Marathon Weekend: Saturday Events

Marathon Weekend: Saturday, April 18, 2015
18Apr2015
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA
18Apr2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: John B. Hynes Convention Center
18Apr2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Copley Square, Boston, MA

The B.A.A. Invitational Mile features some of the top professional and scholastic milers. The high-school athletes represent the eight host cities and towns of the Boston Marathon.

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.