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Event Information: Road Closures

A detailed list of the roads that will be closed on October 12, 2014

The 14th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon begins at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 12.

  • Roads along the Emerald Necklace Park System will begin to close as early as 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
  • Roads will re-opened through the course of the morning by the Massachusetts State Police.
  • If you live north of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Riverway, or the segments of Pond Avenue, Perkins Street, and Francis Parkman Drive that overlook the Emerald Necklace Park System, or if you plan on using these roads, there will be closures in place until 11:00 a.m. on October 12.
  • If you live south of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Arborway, or if you're planning to use these roads, and the Monsignor William Casey Overpass to navigate on Sunday, October 12, there will be closures in place until 11:30 a.m.

See the ad we recently placed in the Boston Courant regarding street closings around the event (click on image to see large version):

All information above is subject to change

B.A.A. Moment 5

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.