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 6

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. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).