Explore the course Minute by minute, mile by mile, we take a runner's view of the Boston Marathon course
Expected arrival time
|Lead men||10:00 AM|
|Lead women||9:35 AM|
|Wheelchair men||9:25 AM|
|Wheelchair women||9:25 AM|
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Hopkinton: 0 Miles (Start)
(Start to 2 miles)
Hopkinton has hosted the start of the Boston Marathon since it was moved from Ashland in 1925. The first mile is the steepest downhill on the course, dropping 130 feet.
WHERE TO WATCH
The race begins here, but if you think you'll find a good viewing spot, forget it -- it will be packed. Instead, meander down the route as far as a mile; around Frankland Road you'll get a good view of the racers as they zip downhill from the starting line.