Boston Marathon Schedule of Events Listed Starting on Friday

Friday, April 15

  • John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo:  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

The 39th 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. Complimentary admission courtesy of John Hancock, Conventures, Inc., and the B.A.A.

 

Friday, April 15

Native American Running: Culture, Health, Sport. The B.A.A., in partnership with Harvard University, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and the Harvard University Native American Program, will be hosting a pair of events focusing on past, present, and future Native American running culture. A conference will be held at Harvard University on April 15 from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 16

  • John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo:  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston

  • Native American Running: Culture, Health, Sport. The B.A.A., in partnership with Harvard University, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and the Harvard University Native American Program, will be hosting a pair of events focusing on past, present, and future Native American running culture. There will be multiple panel discussions and a speaker series will be held at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo on April 16 from 2:40 to 5:30 p.m. Among the notable guests include Olympic gold medalist and Native American leader Billy Mills, as well as runners from the Tarahumara of Mexico and best-selling author of the book Born to Run, Chris McDougall.
  • B.A.A. 5K:  8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Boston Common, Boston

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

  • B.A.A. Invitational Mile:  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston

The B.A.A. Invitational Mile features some of the top professional and scholastic milers. High school and middle school athletes represent the eight host cities and towns of the Boston Marathon route.

  • B.A.A. Relay Challenge:  1–3 p.m.

Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston

More than 20 middle schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 20th consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. In the culmination of a month-long program taught by volunteer coaches, the relay challenge will feature students competing near the Boston Marathon finish line.

 

Sunday, April 17

  • 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:  4-8 p.m.

City Hall Plaza near Faneuil Hall, Boston

A complimentary dinner for official participants only.

 

Monday, April 18

  • 120th Running of the Boston Marathon – Official Start Times

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 a.m.

Wave Two, 10:25 a.m.

Wave Three, 10:50 a.m.

Wave Four, 11:15 a.m.

  • Boston Marathon Awards Ceremony:  5-6:00 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. This ceremony is open to the public.

  • Boston Marathon Mile 27 – Official Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams:  6:30 p.m. – 10:30 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.

 

Tuesday, April 19

  • Boston Marathon Wrap-up Press Conference:  10 a.m.

Venetian Room, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston

This press conference features champions of the 2016 Boston Marathon, as well as other notable finishers and race officials.

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