COURSE INFORMATION

Rolling, out and back course along the Emerald Necklace park system
  • The B.A.A. Half Marathon begins and ends at White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park
  • The park, one of the oldest in America, is located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain and Dorchester neighborhoods
  • With a start on Pierpont Road, the course proceeds out of Franklin Park, along New Washington Street and Forest Hills Drive, and past both the Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Pond as The Arborway becomes The Jamaicaway
  • The course then passes Willow Pond and Olmsted Park, before the turn around point on The Riverway 4.75 miles into the race
  • On the return, athletes hug the western side of the Emerald Necklace, with Leverett Pond, and Jamaica Pond now on the left
  • The race re-enters Franklin Park and loops around animal enclosures in the Franklin Park Zoo, before finishing on the track in White Stadium
  • No portion of the below map or elevation profile may be reproduced without permission of the Boston Athletic Association
ALONG THE COURSE
  • Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water will be available at every other mile beginning at mile 2.
  • Gatorade Endurance Formula (newly formulated lemon-lime flavor) will be available at miles 6, 9, and 11.1.
  • Clif Shot Energy Gel will be available near mile 6.
  • Portable toilets will be located at the start/finish, and near each fluid station along the course.
  • Medical personnel will be available to give emergency care and attend to non-critical injuries at miles 0.7, 2.0, 4.5, 7.5, 11.2, 12.0, and the finish.
To view a PDF version of the course, click the map below:
B.A.A. Half Marathon Course Map