Boston Athletic Association Headquarters (0.6 miles)
If 26.2 miles are not enough for a runner’s high, more can be found at the BAA headquarters in exhibits of rarely seen treasures. Old trophies. Shoes worn by past winners. Historically significant bib numbers. ‘‘Many runners consider a trip to Boston in April a pilgrimage and for some that may mean a visit to the BAA,’’ said executive director Guy Morse. ‘‘Our archive and exhibit space showcases a few of the moments which distinguish our marathon from any other race in the world.’’ The headquarters reopen to visitors April 22. Call ahead for appointments to view memorabilia. Not far from here, visitors can stop at the monument commemorating the 100th Boston Marathon (1996) and the tortoise and hare statues honoring all participants. Both are located in Copley Square in front of Trinity Church.
BAA Headquarters, 40 Trinity Place, 4th floor, 617-236-1652, www.baa.org, free.