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Event Information: Directions

Here's how to get to Franklin Park

WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT PARTICIPANTS CARPOOL OR SHARE RIDES TO FRANKLIN PARK, AS PARKING IS VERY LIMITED ON RACE DAY

FROM BOSTON:

  • U.S. Route 1 South to Route 203
  • Follow 203 for one mile to rotary
  • Go .75 miles and follow signs to Franklin Park
  • The course is then .75 miles on the left

FROM NORTH OF BOSTON:

  • Route 93 South to Exit 15 (Columbia Road)
  • Follow three miles to Franklin Park

FROM SOUTH OF BOSTON:

  • Route 93 North to Exit 11B (Route 203; Granite Avenue)
  • Bear right and follow Route 203 for four miles to rotary
  • Follow signs to Franklin Park/Franklin Park Zoo
  • Or, take U.S. Route 1 North to Route 203

FROM WEST OF BOSTON: 

  • Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 93 South
  • At Exit 15, follow directions “FROM NORTH” (above).

VIA SUBWAY:

  • Take the MBTA’s Orange Line to Forest Hills
  • Walk one mile to Franklin Park

 

PARKING

  • Limited parking is available at two lots along Circuit Drive, leading to The Playstead, and on Circuit Drive itself
  • Please cooperate with park rangers giving directions
  • Please do not park in spaces dedicated to the golf club or zoo
  • Park legally!
B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.