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Start and finish line is located on Charles Street between the Boston Public Gardens and Boston Common


  • The B.A.A. 5K course is a scenic tour through Boston's Back Bay, taking participants down Boylston Street and across the Boston Marathon finish line.
  • The race begins on Charles Street and proceeds right onto Boylston Street before taking another right onto Arlington Street.
  • Participants then take a left onto Commonwealth Avenue, eventually passing the one mile mark.
  • Reaching Charlesgate West, runners will turn around onto the inbound side of Commonwealth Avenue and follow the Boston Marathon race course, taking a right on Hereford Street and left on Boylston Street, ultimately passing over the Boston Marathon finish line.
  • Participants will continue down Boylston Street before taking a left on Charles Street for the finish between the Public Garden and Boston Common.
  • No portion of the B.A.A. 5K course map may be reproduced without written permission from the Boston Athletic Association.

The B.A.A. 5K kicks off the B.A.A. Distance Medley, which also includes the B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital, and B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.  


All of the above information is subject to change

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