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No bikes will be allowed on MBTA vehicles throughout the day. You may have seen us featured in:. Parking will be restricted on many streets throughout downtown Boston on race day, and with streets around the course closed to drivers, using public transportation is your best bet. He is fresh off a win in the Chicago Marathon last year and also won a bronze medal at the Olympics. The event was originally established in as an inspirational spin-off of the first marathon competition in the Summer Olympics. Zero spam policy. Because of this, many running clubs choose to rent a private charter bus.
I'm already subscribed. The course begins in the nearby suburb of Hopkinton and stretches 26 glorious miles into the heart of Boston, ending just near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.
Locals and visitors turn Marathon Monday into a real holiday, with massive spectator events and a general celebratory atmosphere. The BAA website posts updated spectator information just before the race, including advice on the best places to watch, where to get good pictures, and where to greet your runner at the end.
A large number of runners and their support teams will be coming into the city the weekend before to celebrate and will stay after the race. Or, if you are looking to keep limber, take a stroll on the Freedom Trail , a red line that stretches out through the city of Boston, past most of the historical landmarks. Take a guided tour or walk yourself along and explore the city. You can also opt to see Boston by water. A spin in the harbor is an excellent photo opportunity, and a peaceful way to spend the day before the big run.