Fan Fest

Presented by Amazon

Fan Fest will feature experiences with official Boston Marathon sponsors, live music, returning champions, and a race weekend clinic.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Boston Marathon Fan Fest presented by Amazon is the place to soak in the race-week atmosphere and have fun as you gear up for race day. Fan Fest features appearances by Boston Marathon champions, live music, activities, fitness classes, a final race clinic, and more! Fan Fest will be located at Copley Square Park, just steps from the finish line.

Fan Fest is free and open to the public.

HOURS

  • Friday, April 15: 12:00PM–8:00PM 
  • Saturday, April 16: 10:00AM–8:00PM 
  • Sunday, April 17: 10:00AM–4:00PM 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, April 15
Event  Time Location Details Guests
Interview 12:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Interview with Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray  
Band 12:00PM Fan Fest Main Stage Legends of Summer  
Interview 3:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Interview with 2014 Boston Marathon Champion, Meb Keflezighi  
Samuel Adams Run Pub 3:00PM - 9:00PM Boston Marathon Fan Fest: Tent at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston next to Copley Square Park Join the B.A.A. & Samuel Adams to toast to Marathon weekend   
Panel 4:00PM Fan Fest Main Stage Boston Marathon Training Clinic B.A.A. Coach Mark Carroll and High Performance team members Matt McDonald, Jonas Hampton, Jerrell Mock, & Paul Hogan
Opening Celebration 5:00PM Fan Fest Main Stage 126th Boston Marathon Opening Celebration Hosted by WBZ's Kate Merrill featuring a presentation of the Patriots' Award and Dick & Rick Hoyt Award. Special guests include the 1972 inaugural women's field.
Band 6:00PM Fan Fest Main Stage Dalton & the Sheriffs  

*All events and guests subject to change

Legends of Summer Fan Fest Stage Dalton & the Sheriffs

Saturday, April 16
Event  Time Location Details Guests
Community Event 9:00AM Meet at Boston Marathon Live Stage Community Run with Trailblazing Head Coach for the Road to Wellness 5K Gael Henville
Panel 10:00AM Boston Marathon Live Stage International Pros Panel Peres Jepchirchir, Edna Kiplagat, Lelisa Desisa, Benson Kipruto
Band 11:00AM Fan Fest Main Stage The 1999  
Panel 11:00AM Boston Marathon Live Stage Top American Men Colin Bennie, Scott Fauble, Elkanah Kibet, CJ Albertson, Daniel Romanchuk
Samuel Adams Run Pub 11:00AM-9:00PM Boston Marathon Fan Fest: Tent at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston next to Copley Square Park Join the B.A.A. & Samuel Adams to toast to Marathon weekend   
Panel 12:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Top American Women Steph Bruce, Elaina Tabb, Dakotah Lindwurm, Sara Vaughn
Panel 3:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Professional Wheelchair Racers Madison de Rozario, Marcel Hug, Manuela Schär
Band 3:30PM Fan Fest Main Stage Flutie Bros Band  
Panel 4:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Olympians Panel Des Linden, Molly Seidel, Jared Ward, Jake Riley
Panel 5:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Abbott World Marathon Majors Six Star Panel Hosted by Lorna Campbell of AWMM with Andrew Kastor, AWMM Global Run Club resident coach, and six star hopefuls, a father and his two sons from the Netherlands
Band 6:30PM Fan Fest Main Stage Beach Nights  

*All events and guests subject to change

Beach Nights Band Fan Fest The 1999 Band Photo

Sunday, April 17
Event  Time Location Details Guests
Community Event 7:30AM Meet at Boston Marathon Live Stage Join Black Men Run for a morning shakeout run View the route here!
Community Event 8:30AM Meet at Boston Marathon Live Stage With Women We Run shakeout run Hosted by adidas
Panel 10:00AM Boston Marathon Live Stage Youth Running: Supporting Your Child in the Sport B.A.A. Running Club Coach, Sarah Dupre Healy with local high school runners
Interview 11:00AM Boston Marathon Live Stage With Women We Run, presented by adidas Hosted by Carrie Tollefson with Jessie Zapo, Martin Torres, Viola Lagat, Jen Rhines, Amanda Nurse, Rebecca Gough
Panel 12:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Marathon Icons Panel Meb Keflezighi, Amby Burfoot, Catherine Ndereba, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bill Rodgers
Panel 1:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage 1972 Women’s Inaugural Field Panel Nina Kuscsik, Pat Barrett, Kathrine Switzer, Sara Mae Berman, and Valerie Rogosheske
Panel 1:30PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Honorary Team Panel Melissa Stockwell, Sarah Fuller, Valerie Rogosheske, Jocelyn Rivas, & Verna Volker
Band 2:00PM Fan Fest Main Stage Up All Night  
Panel 2:30PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Boston Marathon Para Athletes Panel Michael Roeger, Chaz Davis, Marko Cheseto Lemtukei, Jacky Hunt-Broersma
Panel 3:00PM Boston Marathon Live Stage Youth Running: Sustainability & Improvement B.A.A. Running Club Coach Scott Cody with local high school runners

*All events and guests subject to change