Celebrate the Boston Marathon on Patriots' Day
Though the eight cities and towns that comprise the Boston Marathon route may look different this Patriots’ Day, the spirit of the race will be ever-present. Locally and across the United States, there will be many ways to celebrate the Boston Marathon on April 20th.
On Monday, April 20, CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and the Boston Athletic Association will help bring people together with an all-day fundraising effort, “A Patriots’ Day of Giving,” to help raise funds and awareness for the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. This effort will rally people in their homes with special Boston Marathon programming, including a rebroadcast of the 2014 and 2018 races as well as an airing of BOSTON: The Documentary, the definitive history of the world’s greatest race.
Programming will kick-off at 9:00 a.m. on WSBK-TV and CBSBoston.com, (New England only) with two of the greatest Boston Marathons, the 2014 and 2018 races. At 8:00 p.m. on WBZ-TV and streaming on CBSN Boston, the definitive history of the world’s greatest race with BOSTON: The Documentary. Special guests will appear throughout the day offering messages of hope and inspiration. Viewers will be encouraged to donate throughout the day at MACOVID19ReliefFund.org.
The Olympic Channel will air every Boston Marathon from 2014–2019 in a row starting at 6 a.m., beginning with Meb Keflezighi's emotional Boston Marathon victory in 2014 (also airing at 10 p.m.). At 4 p.m., watch Des Linden’s rain-soaked 2018 victory—the first U.S. women's open runner to win Boston since 1985.
The full Patriots’ Day Olympic Channel Lineup
- 6 a.m. 2014 Boston Marathon
- 8 a.m. 2015 Boston Marathon
- 10 a.m. 2016 Boston Marathon
- 1 p.m. 2017 Boston Marathon
- 4 p.m. 2018 Boston Marathon
- 7 p.m. 2019 Boston Marathon
- 10 p.m. 2014 Boston Marathon
- Midnight 2015 Boston Marathon