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The 121st Boston Marathon

  • 2017 Boston Marathon 665 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)


The 121st Boston Marathon is on April 17, 2017

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon is always held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. 

Attracting 500,000 plus spectators each year, The Boston Marathon is the largest viewed sporting event in Boston. 

For more information on events: 

Official Jet Blue Boston Marathon Course Map 

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Start Times:

  • Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. ET

  • Men's Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:17 a.m. ET

  • Women's Push-Rim Wheelchair 9:19 a.m. ET

  • Handcycles & Duos 9:22 a.m. ET

  • Elite Women 9:32 a.m. ET

  • Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m. ET

  • Wave Two 10:25 a.m. ET

  • Wave Three 10:50 a.m. ET

  • Wave Four 11:15 a.m. ET

For the 32nd consecutive year, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon is John Hancock Financial. John Hancock and the B.A.A. collaborate on a wide range of items for the Boston Marathon. Visit: and .