The race enters Boston on Beacon Street, just west of Kenmore Square, and finishes on Boylston Street near Copley Square.
While the MBTA Green Line converges to stop in ‘Kenmore’ and ‘Hynes Convention Center’, near Boylston St., the ‘Copley’ station is closed on race day because of the race.
Riders can debark at ‘Arlington’, which is three blocks from the Finish Line.
The MBTA Orange Line operates all day in and out of ‘Back Bay’ Station, just steps from the finish area.
This is also where the Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail line on the MBTA stops.
If you plan to drive into Boston, please consider that roads near the race course will begin to close near the finish line at 7:15 a.m. Traffic will be heavy, so allow ample time for travel.
Spectators approaching viewing areas on the course may be asked to pass through security checkpoints, and security personnel may ask to inspect bags and other items being carried.
Spectators along the course are discouraged from possessing any of the items listed below. Possession of any of these items may result in delays when passing through security checkpoints and enhanced screening.
Weapons or items of any kind that may be used as weapons, including firearms, knives, mace, etc.
Backpacks or any similar item carried over the shoulder
Suitcases and rolling bags/rollers
Glass containers or cans
Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks or explosives
Any container capable of carrying more than 1 liter of liquid
Handbags or packages or bulky items larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches
Large blankets/comforters, duvets, sleeping bags
Costumes covering the face or any non-form fitting, bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body
Props (including sporting equipment and military and fire gear)
Public safety officials are asking the public to assist in creating a No-Drone Zone along the entire course at this year's Boston Marathon.
The use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) anywhere in the area of the course, including above runners and spectators, is prohibited.
WHAT'S YOUR PLAN?
Remember to make a plan with loved ones on where to meet post-race. The Family Meeting Area on Stuart, Berkeley, and Clarendon Streets feature alphabetical signs for easy reuniting.
Be sure to fill out your medical history and emergency contacts pre-race. This helps the B.A.A. in case you need aid at any time on race day.
Encourage your spectators to follow your progress on course using the B.A.A. Racing App.
Be patient after the finish! It can take time to proceed through the finish system, up to 30 minutes in some cases. Spectators needing assistance reuniting with participants can speak with volunteers at the Information Booth in the Family Meeting Area.
FINISH AREA MAP
No portion of the Finish Area map may be reproduced.