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.
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.