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Participant Information

The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014. Patriots' Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

DivisionStart timeapprox no. of entrants
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. 20 (plus guides)
Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m. 63 (plus 9 duos)
Handcycles 9:22 a.m. 21
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

All Times Eastern

DISTANCE: 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 Kilometers)

 

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.

To learn more, please click the button below:

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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

 

2014 BOSTON MARATHON - RUNNERS RULES INFOGRAPHIC

 

BOSTON MARATHON FINISH AREA MAP

Below is a map of the finish line area (including Family Meeting Areas), gear check area on Boston Common, and bus transportation location (click here for bus transportation schedule).

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COURSE RECORDS

  • Men's Open: Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya), 2:03:02, 2011
  • Women's Open: Margaret Okayo (Kenya), 2:20:43, 2002
  • Men's Masters: John Campbell (New Zealand), 2:11:04, 1990
  • Women's Masters: Firaya Sultanova-Zhdanova (Russia), 2:27:58, 2002
  • Men's Wheelchair: Joshua Cassidy (Canada), 1:18:25, 2012
  • Women's Wheelchair: Wakako Tsuchida (United States), 1:34:06, 2011

 

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.