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Boston Marathon

April 2021 Event Postponed

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that the 125th Boston Marathon, traditionally held on the third Monday in April—Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts—will be postponed until October 11, 2021


Course Map |   Schedule  |   Future Marathon Dates 

The Boston Marathon is the world's largest annual marathon. With the exception of the past two years, it has always been held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. The Boston Marathon ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is one of six World Marathon Majors.

The event attracts 500,000 spectators each year, making it New England's most widely viewed sporting event. Though starting with 18 participants in 1897, the event now attracts an average of about 20,000 registered participants each year, with 26,839 people entering in 2013. 

For more information on events: 

Boston Marathon Course 2019

*Click on the image for an interactive map of the course (photo courtesy of


Schedule of events for Marathon:


Division Start time    Approx no. of entrants  
Men's Push Rim Wheelchair 9.02 a.m. 35
Women's Push Rim Wheelchair    9:04 a.m. 15
Handcycles & Duos 9:25 a.m. 70
Elite Women 9:32 a.m. 40
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m. 7,500
Wave Two 10:25 a.m. 7,500
Wave Three 10:50 a.m. 7,500
Wave Four 11:15 a.m. 7,500


Future Marathon Dates

September 7-14, 2020

April 19, 2021

April 18, 2022

April 17, 2023

April 15, 2024

April 21, 2025