2017 Boston Marathon Schedule of Events

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org
10 MAR 2017
Daily Schedule of Events for the 121st running of the Boston Marathon

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association has issued its Schedule of Events for official participants in the 2017 Boston Marathon.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

Participant Number Pick-up at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

The 40th annual John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo features more than 150 exhibitors and is widely regarded as the running industry’s premier showcase for new products, services, and events. Admission is complimentary courtesy of John Hancock, Conventures, Inc., and the B.A.A.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Participant Number Pick-up at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

B.A.A. 5K
9:30 a.m.
Boston Common, Boston


Nearly 10,000 participants will take part in the ninth annual B.A.A. 5K, starting and finishing on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common. The race course will pass over the Boston Marathon finish line. Race registration is closed.

B.A.A. Invitational Mile
12:00 p.m.
Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston

The B.A.A. Invitational Mile features some of the world’s top professional milers. High school and middle school athletes representing the eight host cities and towns of the Boston Marathon route will also participate in races.

B.A.A. Relay Challenge
2:00 p.m.
Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston


Nineteen middle schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 21st consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. The culmination of a month-long program taught by volunteer coaches, the B.A.A. Relay Challenge will feature students passing the baton and cheering their teammates near the Boston Marathon finish line.

SUNDAY, APRIL 16

Participant Number Pick-up at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
City Hall near Faneuil Hall, Boston

A complimentary dinner for official participants. Guests may purchase additional tickets at the Party Ticket Booth in the Number Pick-up area of the Expo.

MONDAY, APRIL 17

121st Running of the Boston Marathon
Hopkinton, MA - Boston, MA
8:50 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*

DIVISION START TIME
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m.
Men's Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m.
Women's Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:19 a.m.
Handcycles & Duos 9:22 a.m.
Elite Women 9:32 a.m.
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m.
Wave Two 10:25 a.m.
Wave Three 10:50 a.m.
Wave Four 11:15 a.m.

*Finish area facilities officially close at approximately 5:30 p.m. (or six hours after the last official runner is expected to cross the starting line). No official times will be recorded after approximately 5:30pm (or six hours after the last official runner is expected to cross the starting line). The course will close at various intervals before that time.

Boston Marathon Awards Ceremony
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston


The top 10 overall men and women; men’s and women’s wheelchair champions; top three Age Group winners in all divisions; and top three Visually Impaired finishers will receive their awards. Also, champions of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Series X will be recognized. This ceremony is open to the public.

Boston Marathon Mile 27 - Official Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fenway Park, Boston

Participants can celebrate their accomplishment, experience America’s most beloved ballpark, and taste Samuel Adams products. Boston Marathon Mile 27 is complimentary for runners, and guests may purchase tickets at the Party Ticket Booth in the Number Pick-up area of the Expo.

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2017 Boston Marathon Schedule of Events

The Boston Athletic Association has issued its Schedule of Events for official participants in the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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