Hopkinton to Boston, MA, Monday, April 18, 2022. All times are approximate and subject to change.
9:02 a.m. ET - Wheelchair Division – Men’s Start, Official Starter: Marilyn Bevans, 3-time top-10 finisher at Boston and first African-American woman to run sub-3 hours in the marathon.
9:05 a.m. ET - Wheelchair Division – Women’s Start, Official Starter: Marilyn Bevans, 3-time top-10 finisher at Boston and first African-American woman to run sub-3 hours in the marathon.
9:30 a.m. ET - Handcycle & Duo Participants Start, Official Starter: Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director who will be running his 50th Boston Marathon.
9:37 a.m. ET - Professional Men’s Start, Official Starter: Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon Champion who is also running this year.
9:45 a.m. ET - Professional Women’s Start, Official Starter: Val Rogosheske, one of the “Original Eight” finishers from the inaugural women’s division at Boston in 1972; running this year, 50 years after finishing 6th, with her two daughters.
9:50 a.m. ET - Para Athletics Division Start, Official Starter: Christina Whelton, member of Boston's renowned Brown family. It is customary for a member of the Brown family to start one of the races on Patriots' Day.
9:56 a.m. ET - National Anthem, Julia Minichiello of Canton, MA will perform the National Anthem. Julia won the Sing2Gether competition and is a UMass Amherst student.
9:58 a.m. ET - Flyover, Two C-130s out of the Bradley Air National Guard Base will fly over the course beginning with the Hopkinton start line at approximately 9:58 a.m. ET and finishing over the Boylston Street finish line at approximately 10:03 a.m. ET.
10:00 a.m. ET - Wave 1 Start, Official Starter: 2020 #BAAGivesBack contest winner from Texas, running his 10th consecutive Boston Marathon.
10:03 a.m. ET - Grand Marshals Arrival, Boston Pride captain Jillian Dempsey (Winthrop, MA) and Mary Parker (Milton, MA) will serve as Grand Marshals, arriving at the Boylston Street finish line in the 2022 Honda Passport 5-passenger SUV. Both will be greeted by fellow teammates at the finish line.
10:23 a.m. ET - Men’s Wheelchair Division, Approximate finish time
10:25 a.m. ET - Wave 2 Start, Official Starter: Phil Powers, 35-year veteran of the Hopkinton Police Department who retired in January.
10:37 a.m. ET - Women’s Wheelchair Division, Approximate finish time.
10:50 a.m. ET - Wave 3 Start, Official Starter: Mike Mansir, Hopkinton Highway Manager who coordinates all DPW efforts surrounding the marathon for the last 26 years.
11:15 a.m. ET - Wave 4 Start, Official Starter: Mary Carver, 25-year Administrative Assistant at the Hopkinton Fire Department who retired in February.
11:44 a.m. ET - Professional Men’s approximate finish time
12:08 p.m. ET - Professional Women’s approximate finish time
12:25 a.m. ET - Para Athletics Divisions top finishers approximate time
Boston Marathon Media Resources: The B.A.A. encourages all media to frequently visit our Boston Marathon Media Resources page (https://bstnmar.org/Media) for up-to-date start lists, links, and information. This year’s Media Guide, Uniform Guide, Participant Guide, splits, transcripts, start lists, and results are available within the Media Resources page.
In-race Mile-by-Mile Splits -- https://bstnmar.org/2022BMSplits
In-race mile splits are available in real time for members of the media through https://bstnmar.org/2022BMSplits. Splits for the men’s, women’s, men’s wheelchair, and women’s wheelchair leaders will be filled in throughout the race. We ask that you please use this link only for reporting purposes and do not share publicly beyond media members.
Live Tracking & Results – www.baa.org
Live tracking for participants and live leaderboards can be found at both www.baa.org and within the Boston Marathon Mobile App. Upon the race’s conclusion, unofficial results are available here as well. Official results will be made available within the press room as soon as they are finalized; these will be available for print-out and through digital copy through the Media Resources link above.
Members of the media looking to interview general athletes may do so at the designated mixed zone located near the BosTix kiosk on Copley Square Park, just off the entrance path to the VIP tent at the corner of Dartmouth & Boylston Streets. B.A.A. representatives will help coordinate athlete availability upon request.
Boston Marathon Mobile App – https://www.baa.org/baa-mobile-app
Live tracking, interactive course map, cheer cards, leaderboards, and more are available within the Boston Marathon Mobile App. The mobile app is free to download and we encourage all to download and become familiar prior to race day.
Transcripts/Official Results PDF’s/Courtesy Photos
Upon the race’s conclusion, transcripts, official results, courtesy photos, and other media information will be available both at https://bstnmar.org/Media.
Media Guide / Professional Athlete Bios -- This year’s 126th Boston Marathon Media Guide is available for download at https://bstnmar.org/Media. The media guide features professional athlete bios, race history, information, and more.
- Men’s Open Division: 2:03:02, Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya, 2011
- Women’s Open Division: 2:19:59, Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2014
- Men’s Wheelchair Division: 1:18:04, Marcel Hug, Switzerland, 2017
- Women’s Wheelchair Division: 1:28:17, Manuela Schär, Switzerland, 2017
Composition of the Field:
- 28,604 total entrants of the 126th Boston Marathon
- 4,157 entrants from Massachusetts
- 21,351 entrants residing in the United States of America
- All 50 U.S. states and 120 countries are represented by participants in the Boston Marathon
- Youngest Entrants: 18 years, Tucker Winstanley of Concord, MA who turned 18 three days before race day.
- Oldest Entrant: 83 years old, Joseph Burgasser of St. Petersburg, Florida
By The Numbers:
- 11 Boston Marathon champions will be competing as part of the John Hancock Professional Athlete Team: Des Linden (USA/MI), Edna Kiplagat (KEN), Benson Kipruto (KEN), Lawrence Cherono (KEN), Yuki Kawauchi (JPN), Lemi Berhanu (ETH), Lelisa Desisa (ETH), Marcel Hug (SUI), Daniel Romanchuk (USA/IL), Manuela Schär (SUI) and Joshua Cassidy (CAN). Additionally, 1968 winner Amby Burfoot will be running and serving as an official starter in Hopkinton.
- $876,500 in prize money will be awarded to top finishers by principal sponsor John Hancock.
- A $50,000 course record bonus is available for both open and wheelchair divisions. The Boston Marathon is the first major marathon to have equitable course record bonuses for open and wheelchair divisions.
- 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards; 42.195 kilometers) will be run through eight cities and towns (Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, and Boston)
- An estimated $35 million (USD) will be raised through the 126th Boston Marathon for charities as part of the B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon Official Charity Program and the John Hancock Non-Profit Program
- This year’s Boston Marathon will have an estimated $200 million impact on the Greater Boston economy.
126th Boston Marathon Media Schedule of Events (subject to change)
MONDAY, APRIL 18
126th Boston Marathon | Hopkinton to Boston, MA
A field of 30,000 athletes will participate in the 126th running of the Boston Marathon, covering 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. The world’s oldest annually run marathon celebrates community spirit and the pursuit of athletic excellence each year. A media work room with limited seating will be available first-come, first-served in the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.
Boston Marathon Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams | 6:30 p.m. | Fenway Park
The Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams returns to Fenway Park. Finishers can enjoy America's most beloved ballpark, walk on the warning track, and savor refreshments as they cheers to conquering 26.2 miles. Media members can gain access to the Post-Race Party with their media credential.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
Boston Marathon Champions’ Press Conference | 10:00 a.m. | Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
This press conference will feature champions of the 126th Boston Marathon and other notable finishers, as well as officials from the Boston Athletic Association.
For the 37th year, John Hancock will serve as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon.