The 121st running of the Boston Marathon is underway. The 26.2-mile race will be completed by some of the world’s best long-distance runners in just north of two hours. Considering I run a 10:30 mile and struggle to get off the couch to reach the TV remote, I find this amazingly impressive.
The course begins on Main Street in Hopkinton and will finish near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square on Boylston Street in Boston. The marathon will go through eight different towns and cities. In the city of Boston, it will end up on Beacon Street, Commonwealth Avenue, Hereford Street, and finally, Boylston Street.
Boston Marathon 2017 Start Time
The 121st Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017. The earliest division starts at 8:50 AM ET
Boston Marathon Route Map 2017
A full course map can be found below, via the BAA website here:
We very much hope you weren’t planning an elaborate car trip through Boston today as a handful of roads will be closed until as late as 6:30 P.M. EST.
A full list of times when you can expect roads to be closed can be found right here.
Boston Marathon Schedule 2017
If you’re looking for a complete schedule of the event, we got that too. Helpful, right?
8:50 a.m. – Mobility Impaired
9:17 a.m. – Men’s Push-Rim Wheelchair
9:19 a.m. – Women’s Push-Rim Wheelchair and Duo Participants
9:22 a.m. – Handcycles & Duos
9:32 a.m. – Elite Women
10:00 a.m. – Elite Men & Wave One
10:25 a.m. – Wave Two
10:50 a.m. – Wave Three
11:15 a.m. – Wave Four
How much does it cost to run the Boston Marathon?
Even though the race started off free, it now costs you money to put your body through the wringer. And only those who are the fastest among the pool of applicants in their age and gender group will get the chance to be tortured. The registration fee for the 2017 Boston Marathon for qualifiers is $180.00 USD for United States residents and $240.00 USD for international residents.
Such a bargain!
Boston Marathon Qualifying Times
Qualifying times for Men:
Age 18-34: 3hrs 5min
Age 35-39: 3hrs 10min
Age 40-44: 3hrs 15min
Age 45-49: 3hrs 25min
Qualifying times for Women:
Age 18-34: 3hrs 35min
Age 35-39: 3hrs 40min
Age 40-44: 3hrs 45min
Age 45-49: 3hrs 55min
Time to start trainin’!