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.

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.

The B.A.A. uses a timing tag attached to the back of your bib number to score. Athletes have six hours from the time the last starter crosses the finish line to complete the race.