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 1

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.