So get your signs ready and prepare to wreck your voice, here’s what you need to know before the big day.
When does the race start and end?
Marathon Monday kicks off on April 16, or Patriots' Day, with the first race starting before 9am. See below for all start times:
- 8:40am: Mobility impaired
- 9:02am: Men’s push-rim wheelchair
- 9:04am: Women’s push-rim wheelchair
- 9:25am: Handcycle & duos
- 9:32am: Elite women’s
- 10:00am: Elite men’s and Wave One
- 10:25am: Wave Two
- 10:50am: Wave Three
- 11:15am: Wave Four
*Start times are tentative and subject to change
According to the BAA’s website, participants will have until 5:30pm to cross the finish line as awards commence at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel from 5-6pm.
What else is going on around the Marathon?
Marathon Weekend has plenty of activities to get you ready for the main event including the BAA’s 5K, Invitational Mile, Relay Challenge on Saturday, April 14 and pre-race dinner at City Hall Plaza from 4-8pm on Sunday, April 15.
In addition, the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo (free and open to the public) will be taking place Friday through Sunday at 200 Seaport Boulevard in downtown Boston. While you’re there, you can catch a glimpse of the elite athletes picking up their bibs, scope out some official race swag, and sit in on the inspirational “Runner’s Seminar Series,” with topics led by former Marathon winners.