Boston Marathon

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The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon. Since 1986, John Hancock Financial has been the principal sponsor. 

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The recommended way to get to the start in Hopkinton on race morning is by using the official B.A.A. buses.

Buses from Boston and Hopkinton parking areas will drop you off at Hopkinton High/Middle School, where you will enter the Athletes’ Village, a large staging area where you will have time to relax and stretch.

Not everyone can qualify for Boston. But you can gain entry by raising valuable funds for worthy organizations.

Once you've completed your journey from Hopkinton to Boston, learn what to expect at the finish line area.