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 8

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.