Event Information: Course Information

MILE COURSE:   A three lap, USATF-certified course begins on Boylston Street, turns left on Dartmouth Street, left on Newbury Street, left on Exeter Street then left onto Boylston ending at the Boston Marathon finish line. Each lap is 522 meters, plus 44 additional meters on the first lap before the runners first cross the finish line.

 

COURSE RECORDS:  

  • Men’s Professional: Nick Willis, NZL, 4:03.3, 2013
  • Women’s Professional: Anna Willard, 4:38.6, USA, 2009
  • Boys’ Scholastic: Ben Groleau, Framingham, 4:27.2, 2012
  • Girls’ Scholastic: Melanie Fineman, Newton, 5:10.44, 2010
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.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.