Event Information: Course Information

Invitational Mile and Middle School 1000m Course Map

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. Middle School runners start approximately 100 meters past the start of the mile races, and complete two laps of the course. 



Men's Mile Nick WIllis (NZL) 4:03.3 2013
Women's Mile Anna Willard (USA) 4:38.6 2009
Boy's Mile Ben Groleau (Framingham) 4:27.2 2012
Girl's Mile Melanie Fineman (Newton) 5:10.5 2010
Boy's 1K Jovan Talavera (Boston) 2:51.6 2014
Girl's 1K Keara Westover (Boston) 3:21.8 2014
B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.