The 127th Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 17th. This year, the legendary event marks the 10th anniversary of the marathon bombing that killed three people and injured hundreds more.
There will be two special events taking place.
- At the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:30pm, there will be a dedication of a new commemorative finish line. It will include the ringing of bells and unveiling of a One Boston Day marker on Boylston Street. The bells will ring at the Old South Church at 2:49pm, the time the first bomb went off in 2013.
- There will also be a private gathering of the victims’ families at the Boston Marathon Survivor Memorial. The memorial is located on Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Fairfield Streets. It will be closed for most of the morning, but will reopen to all visitors once the 5K run ends.
Everything you need to know
There are so many things you need to know if you plan on getting out there to support the runners, or you just want to be a witness to one of Boston’s biggest events of the year. Check out the B.A.A website for all the info you need for race day including: how to get updates on your favorite runners, where to watch, social media, the race course, and more.
Some of us run, and the rest of us watch, cheer on the runners, and eat! If you’re looking for somewhere to eat in the cities that the race goes through, look no further. Even if you’re not right near the action, there’s always a special energy along the route. The race starts in Hopkinton and travels through: Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline, before ending on Boylston Street. Here are some recommendations for places to get something to eat and enjoy that big marathon energy.