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2014 Boston Marathon official schedule of events released

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  March 14, 2014 03:50 PM

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The Boston Athletic Association today announced the official schedule of events -- including the starting times for the runners -- for 2014 Boston Marathon participants below:

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Participant Number Pick-up
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registered athletes pick up their official race numbers.

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The 37th annual John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo features more than 200 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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Participant Number Pick-up
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

B.A.A. 5K
Boston Common, Boston
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
An estimated 10,000 participants will take part in the sixth annual B.A.A. 5K from Boston Common. The race course will pass over the Boston Marathon Finish Line. This will be the largest B.A.A. 5K in event history. Registration is closed.

B.A.A. Invitational Miles
Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Invitational Mile features some of the top professional and scholastic milers. The high-school athletes represent the eight host cities and towns of the Boston Marathon.

B.A.A. Relay Challenge
Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
More than 20 schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 18th consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. This event is presented by the B.A.A. in partnership with adidas and the City of Boston. More than 17,000 Boston-area youths have participated in the B.A.A. Relay Challenge since its inception in 1997.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

Participant Number Pick-up
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registered athletes pick up their official race numbers.

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner
City Hall Plaza near Faneuil Hall, Boston
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A dinner for official athletes and guests.

MONDAY, APRIL 21
Hopkinton

Official Start Times:

(approx. # of starters)
Mobility Impaired 8:50 a.m. 6
Wheelchair Division 9:17 a.m. 30
Handcycles 9:22 a.m. 24
Elite Women 9:32 a.m. 50
Elite Men & Wave One 10:00 a.m. 9,000
Wave Two 10:25 a.m. 9,000
Wave Three 11:00 a.m. 9,000
Wave Four 11:25 a.m. 9,000

Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams
Fenway Park & House of Blues, Boston
6:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

All official participants are invited to celebrate their accomplishment with family and friends at the Fenway Park Open House. Experience America's most beloved ballpark and relax before the Official Post-Race Party at Boston's House of Blues next door.

Boston Marathon Mile 27: The Official Post-Race Party, presented by Samuel Adams will feature a range of Samuel Adams products, including the official beer of the Boston Marathon, 26.2 Boston Brew, on tap. Complimentary light dinner fare will be available while supplies last, a re-broadcast of the day's race will air on large screens, and the day's winners and top finishers will be presented to the crowds.

OTHER NOTES OF INTEREST

Future Race Dates:
Monday, April 20, 2015 (119th Boston Marathon)
Monday, April 18, 2016 (120th Boston Marathon)

TV/Online Broadcasts:
The race will be televised live in its entirety locally on WBZ-TV (Channel 4), and the station will also be streaming live race coverage throughout New England on CBSBoston.com. The race will be broadcast nationally on Universal Sports, and online at UniversalSports.com.

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Look for updates, news, analysis and commentary from the following.
  • Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
  • Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
  • Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes

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