The Boston Marathon
26 miles, 385 yards and 42.195 kilometers. It’s go time Boston.
This year, the Boston Marathon celebrates its 119th year as one of the oldest annual traditions in the city of Boston. With only 11 days to go until the race starts, people far and wide are bursting with excitement and anticipation!
The Boston Athletic Association manages this classic event which is sponsored by the John Hancock Financial Services.
This long awaited tradition will be taking place on April 20th, which is the Patriots Day in the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The marathon starts on Main Street in the rural New England town of Hopkinton and follows Rout 135 through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, and Wellesley to where Rout 16 joins Rout 135.
The course continues on through Newton Lower Falls to Commonwealth Avenue then through the Newton Hills, bearing right at the reservoir onto Chestnut Hill Avenue to Cleveland Circle.
The route then turns left onto Beacon Street continuing to Kenmore Square, and then follows Commonwealth Avenue inbound. The course turns right onto Hereford Street then left onto Boylston Street, finishing near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.
So be ready to welcome runners near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square! I expect everybody to be cheering the runners on as they take that last step through the finish line.