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Boston Marathon Weekend Schedule of Events

2014 BOSTON MARATHON OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

 

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.),
organizer of the Boston Marathon®, has issued its Schedule of Events for
official participants.

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

 

Participant Number Pick-up

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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.

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.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

 

Participant Number Pick-up

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

 

B.A.A. 5K

Boston Common, Boston

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

 

Participant Number Pick-up

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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.

 

Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner

City Hall Plaza near Faneuil Hall, Boston

4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A dinner for official athletes and guests.

 

 

 

MONDAY, APRIL 21

Hopkinton

 

Official Start Times:

                                                                                    (approx. # of starters)

Mobility Impaired                                    8:50 a.m.                      6

Wheelchair Division                                9:17 a.m.                      30

Handcycles                                           9:22 a.m.                      24

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

 

Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams

Fenway Park & House of Blues, Boston

6:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

 

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.

 

 

OTHER NOTES OF INTEREST

 

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 the 2014 Boston Marathon, please
click here
.

 

 

About the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit
organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through
sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the world’s
oldest annual marathon, and the organization
manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth,
and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of
the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. The Boston Marathon
is part of the World Marathon Majors, along
with the international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and
New York City. Nearly 50,000 runners will participate in B.A.A. events
in 2013. The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014. For more information on the
B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.

 

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