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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 5

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.