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Event Information: Course Map

Running along the Emerald Necklace since 2001

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The 13.1-mile, rolling course is an out-and-back route that runs along the Emerald Necklace park system. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will begin and end at White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park. The park, one of the oldest in America, is located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain and Dorchester neighborhoods.

With a start on Pierpont Road, the course proceeds out of Franklin Park, over the Monsignor William Casey Overpass, and past the Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Pond as The Arborway becomes The Jamaicaway.

The course then passes Willow Pond and Olmsted Park, before the turn-around-point on The Riverway 4.75 miles into the race.

On the return, runners hug the western side of the Emerald Necklace, with Leverett Pond, and Jamaica Pond now on the left.

The race re-enters Franklin Park and loops around animal enclosures in the Franklin Park Zoo, before finishing on the track in White Stadium.

 

COURSE ELEVATION MAP

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VIDEO COURSE REVIEW
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B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

In 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.