Boston Marathon

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

Marathon

Number of finishers (2015 results): 99

Altitude
lowest: 150
highest: 450
average: 300

Race Reports for Boston Marathon


121st Boston Marathon (2017) – Race Report - Apr 26, 2017

Boston was my 17th marathon. It was unlike anything else I’ve done. The energy and excitement was amazing. The organization was superb. I’ve never been in a corral with ~1000 other runners that are my same speed and fitness. I’ve never seen crowds that line a course for miles. I’ve never run next to blind runners, runners missing limbs, runners pushing disabled people, and wheelchair athletes all in the same race. Boston was a unique, memorable, and remarkable experience. How could I not want to do it again?

Race Report: 2016 Boston Marathon - Apr 19, 2016

Many consider the Boston Marathon to be the Holy Grail of marathons. It has a 120 year history. It has a well-known course. It finishes in a large city and boasts huge crowds. Numerous elite athletes from around the world travel to Boston to compete against the best. Since 1970, runners have needed to run a qualifying time in another marathon just to enter the race. For many, just qualifying is a lifetime goal. These are some of the reasons I had to run this race the first time I qualified for it. They’re not the reason I keep coming back. I come back for the crowds.

Other Marathons in Massachusetts

DateMarathonCitySize (finishers)Net Elevation Change
May 3, 2015, SunWalter Childs Memorial Race of Champions MarathonWest SpringfieldM: 109
Jul 24, 2015, FriAround the Lake MarathonWakefieldM: 107
May 18, 2016, WedNew England Series Massachusetts MarathonNorthfieldM: 84 HM: 80
May 20, 2016, FriOld Colony MarathonWestfieldM: 34 HM: 10
May 29, 2016, SunMemorial Day MarathonLenox
Aug 6, 2016, SatSweltering Summer MarathonPittsfieldM: 31
Oct 16, 2016, SunAshworth Awards Baystate MarathonLowellM: 1447 HM: 1375
Oct 30, 2016, SunCape Cod MarathonFalmouth
Nov 5, 2016, SatStone Cat Trail RacesIpswichM: 206
Nov 13, 2016, SunMyles Standish MarathonPlymouthM: 159
Jan 15, 2017, SunMaui Oceanfront MarathonLahaina
Feb 5, 2017, SunHyannis MarathonHyannisM: 383 HM: 2986M: 0 HM: 0

Other Marathons in Within ~1 Week of Boston Marathon

DateMarathonCitySize (finishers)Net Elevation Change
Apr 15, 2017, SatBeat the Heat MarathonWestminster, ColoradoM: 55 HM: 163M: 1 HM: 1
Apr 15, 2017, SatWenatchee MarathonWenatchee, WashingtonM: 159 HM: 492
Apr 15, 2017, SatRace to Robie CreekBoise, ID HM: 2311 HM: 346
Apr 22, 2017, SatPine Line MarathonMedford, WisconsinM: 27 HM: 52
Apr 22, 2017, SatRuns With Scissors MarathonBrighton, ColoradoM: 18 HM: 34
Apr 22, 2017, SatSalt Lake City MarathonSalt Lake City, UtahM: 704M: -611
Apr 22, 2017, SatMartian MarathonDearborn, Michigan
Apr 22, 2017, SatIllinois MarathonChampaign/Urbana, IllinoisM: 1534 HM: 4975M: 0 HM: 0
Apr 22, 2017, SatBlue Ridge MarathonRoanoke, VirginiaM: 409 HM: 841
Apr 22, 2017, SatGarmin MarathonOlathe, KansasM: 564 HM: 1885
Apr 22, 2017, SatCarmel MarathonCarmel, IndianaM: 731 HM: 1718M: 0 HM: 0
Apr 23, 2017, SunEisenbahn MarathonWest Bend, WisconsinM: 51 HM: 159
Apr 23, 2017, SunTrap Pond MarathonLaurel, Delaware
Apr 23, 2017, SunGettysburg North-South MarathonGettysburg, PennsylvaniaM: 335
Apr 23, 2017, SunWhidbey Island MarathonOak Harbor, WashingtonM: 179 HM: 787
Apr 23, 2017, SunCoastal Delaware Running Festival MarathonDewey Beach, DelawareM: 317 HM: 769
Apr 23, 2017, SunGlass City MarathonToledo, OhioM: 970 HM: 2847
Distances at this Race

Marathon

Contact info for Boston Marathon
Link to marathon website

Boston Athletic Association
105th Boston Marathon Race Application
"The Starting Line"/One Ash Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748-1897
info@baa.org
(617) 236-1652
(617)-236-4505