SPECTATOR BASICS

Some helpful tips for watching the B.A.A. 10K
  • Before and after the race, participants will gather and Boston Common, and spectators are welcome.
  • The race begins at 8:00 a.m., and it will take all entrants about 20 minutes to cross the starting line, with the fastest departing first.
  • There is a checkpoint timing mat at the half-way (3.1-mile) mark of the race course.
  • To see your favorite participant¬†twice, we recommend viewing the race from Commonwealth Avenue, either in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, or by Boston University.
  • Note that for the first mile of the race, participants¬†will be densely packed together.
  • The race course leads participants West on Commonwealth Avenue, detours around Kenmore Square, and at Boston University, returns to Commonwealth Avenue West until the turnaround point.
  • Athletes will then return on "Comm. Ave" East until Kenmore Square, veer left onto Beacon Street, turn right onto Charlesgate West, and then, with a left turn, return to Comm. Ave East, darting through the Back Bay until a loop around the Public Garden.
ROAD CLOSURES

For a description of road closures along the course, click below:

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