When Does The Boston Marathon Start?

Walter Brown of the Boston Athletic Association starts the race as elite runners leave the starting line at the start of the 105th running of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 16, 2001 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho) Library Tag 09302004 Globe West 3
Runners leave from the Boston Marathon start line in Hopkinton, Mass.
(Victoria Arocho/Associated Press)

The Boston Marathon is today and spectators and runners alike are out early from Hopkinton to Boston. But when does the race actually start?

The answer isn’t as simple as a set time and a starting gun. Different types of runners are sent out in waves from the starting line. Here are all of those times:

Mobility impaired: 8:50 a.m.

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Wheelchair division: 9:17 a.m.

Handcycles: 9:22 a.m.

Elite Women: 9:32 a.m.

Elite Men and Wave One: 10 a.m.

Wave Two: 10:25 a.m.

Wave Three: 11 a.m.

Wave Four: 11:25 a.m.

With over 36,000 runners expected to participate in this year’s race, as many as 9,000 people will be starting their journey at one of those times.