The B.A.A., organizer of the Boston Marathon, has issued its Schedule of Events for official participants.
Participant Number Pick-up John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST Registered athletes pick up their official race numbers. John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST The 37th annual John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo features more than 200 exhibitors and is widely regarded as the running industry’s premier showcase for new products, services and events. Complimentary admission courtesy of John Hancock, Conventures, Inc., and the B.A.A.
Participant Number Pick-up John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. EST B.A.A. 5K Boston Common, Boston 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. EST An estimated 10,000 participants will take part in the sixth annual B.A.A. 5K from Boston Common. The race course will pass over the Boston Marathon Finish Line. This will be the largest B.A.A. 5K in event history. Registration is closed. B.A.A. Invitational Miles Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST The Invitational Mile features some of the top professional and scholastic milers. The high-school athletes represent the eight host cities and towns of the Boston Marathon. B.A.A. Relay Challenge Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST More than 20 schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 18th consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. This event is presented by the B.A.A. in partnership with adidas and the City of Boston. More than 17,000 Boston-area youths have participated in the B.A.A. Relay Challenge since its inception in 1997.
Participant Number Pick-up John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST Registered athletes pick up their official race numbers. John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. EST Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner City Hall Plaza near Faneuil Hall, Boston 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST A dinner for official athletes and guests.
Hopkinton Official Start Times:
|DIVISION||START TIME||APPROX NO. OF ENTRANTS|
|Mobility Impaired||8:50 a.m.||20 (plus guides)|
|Push-Rim Wheelchair||9:17 a.m.||64 (plus 9 duos)|
|Elite Women||9:32 a.m.||50|
|Elite Men & Wave One||10:00 a.m.||9,000|
|Wave Two||10:25 a.m.||9,000|
|Wave Three||11:00 a.m.||9,000|
|Wave Four||11:25 a.m.||9,000|
All Times Eastern Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams Fenway Park & House of Blues, Boston 6:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. EST
All official participants are invited to celebrate their accomplishment with family and friends at the Fenway Park Open House. Experience America’s most beloved ballpark and relax before the Official Post-Race Party at Boston’s House of Blues next door.
Boston Marathon Mile 27: The Official Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams will feature a range of Samuel Adams products, including the official beer of the Boston Marathon, 26.2 Boston Brew, on tap. Complimentary light dinner fare will be available while supplies last, a re-broadcast of the day’s race will air on large screens, and the day’s winners and top finishers will be presented to the crowds.
Future Race Dates: Monday, April 20, 2015 (119th Boston Marathon) Monday, April 18, 2016 (120th Boston Marathon) TV/Online Broadcasts: The race will be televised live in its entirety locally on WBZ-TV (Channel 4), and the station will also be streaming live race coverage throughout New England on CBSBoston.com. The race will be broadcast nationally on Universal Sports, and online at UniversalSports.com. For more information on coverage of the 2014 Boston Marathon