Boston Marathon

How much did the 2018 Boston Marathon raise for charity?

If you want to run in Boston, you either have to be a pretty great athlete that makes the race’s tough qualifying time, or you can run the Boston Marathon for charity. Each year, hundreds of runners fundraise for organizations like Dana Farber and the American Red Cross, and 2018, or 122nd...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:25pm

Boston Marathon will award prize money to this year's top women finishers after outcry

The Boston Athletic Association has agreed to award prize money to five additional women who placed in the top 15 at this year’s Boston Marathon after an outcry about the different rules for male and female racers. Jessica Chichester placed fifth at this year’s race on the rainy, cold...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:48am

The best places to run in Boston Massachusetts

There is plenty of runner’s guilt in Boston every year on this day, as the day after the Marathon is like New Year’s Day for amateur runners in New England. Deep down, we all want to run Boston like those guys and gals did yesterday. Fortunately for all runners in the Hub, elite and...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 4:31pm

The best signs from the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon kicked off this morning and, well, the conditions weren’t ideal: heavy rain, winds up to 25 mph and the coldest start in three decades. But that didn’t stop the marathoners from taking on 26.2 miles stride by stride or their supporters, whether indoors or out, from...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 3:04pm

Muslims for Life blood drive commemorates Boston Marathon bombing victims

It’s been five years since the Boston Marathon bombings, and a local group continues to host a blood drive in honor of those affected. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Boston Chapter will host its fifth annual “Muslims for Life” blood drive at Boston City Hall on Wednesday, April...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:39pm

Updated Boston Marathon results Who won?

The 122nd running of the Boston Marathon takes place today in the Hub with participants ready to battle some brutal weather. Conditions are expected to be raw at the Elite women's start in Hopkinton at 9:30 a.m. and while temps will climb a bit into the 40s, the rain will not let up by the time...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:17pm

2018 Boston Marathon by the numbers

The Boston Marathon isn’t actually the biggest 26.2 mile race in the United States, but it’s definitely one of the most iconic and notable marathons in the nation — and certainly still a large-scale production. Boston has the oldest marathon in the world, according to the Boston...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 5:00am

Boston Marathon 2018: Street closures, start time, route, MBTA info

Boston Marathon 2018 will take place on Monday, April 16. Tens of thousands of marathoners are expected to participate in the 122nd annual Boston Marathon, while approximately half million people will pack Boston to be part of all the excitement.  You can also catch the action online by...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:34pm

Boston Marathon 2018: What's closed on Patriots' Day?

Patriots' Day is a big deal in New England for a lot of reasons. Celebrated annually in Massachusetts and Maine on the third Monday in April, the holiday commemorates the anniversary of the historic battles of Lexington and Concord, the first major skirmishes that effectively kicked off the...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:39pm

Running the marathon? Here’s how to prevent injury and recover

If you’re running the Boston Marathon, your months of training are about to come to a close. But there’s still a lot to know and prepare for in the days before the big race. If this is your first foray into running 26.2 miles, you might also want to know what to expect after you cross...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:04pm

Chopper will measure radiation ahead of Boston Marathon

A helicopter equipped with radiation-sensing technology will make several low passes over the Boston Marathon route later this week to measure naturally occurring background radiation ahead of the 122nd Boston Marathon next week. Between Thursday and Sunday, the National Nuclear Security...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 1:33pm

Three-time paralyzed man ready to walk the Boston Marathon

Tom Smith will be taking the Boston Marathon one step at a time. Though he’s run Boston before, Smith won’t be trying to set a new personal best. After being paralyzed three times, he’s focusing instead on completing the 26.2 miles by walking, and wants to give hope to other...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:48am

Where to eat and drink for the 2018 Boston Marathon

Whether you're a serious runner or just a casual fan, everyone could use a good meal (and a few brews) when all the Marathon Monday festivities race back into town. From pre-race carb-loading to race day feasts, find the perfect spots to eat and drink for the 2018 Boston Marathon. Where...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:09am

Boston Marathon 2018: 5 ways to celebrate ahead of Marathon Monday

You don't have to wait until Marathon Monday to start the Boston Marathon 2018 celebrations. From movie screenings to parties with Red Sox legends, here are five pre-race events you don't want to miss this year. Boston Marathon 2018: Pre-Marathon Monday celebrations Attleboro Arts Museum...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:49am

Five years later, One World Strong

It’s been five years since Dave Fortier decided to run his first marathon. Five years since he suffered shrapnel wounds and hearing loss due to the blasts on Boylston Street. Five years since he saw the power that happens when a community, a city, a country comes together after a tragedy...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:31am

Boston Marathon security efforts include 8,000 safety personnel along course

With the 122nd Boston Marathon less than two weeks away, public safety officials from local, state and federal organizations outlined security measures for the event on Tuesday. It’s been five years since the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, an event Boston FBI Special Agent Harold Shaw noted...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:25pm

Meb Keflezighi will run the 2018 Boston Marathon for Martin Richard Foundation

Marathon runner Meb Keflezighi has won over Boston hearts countless times, like when he won the 2014 race with the names of the Boston Marathon bombing victims written on his bib to the time he crossed the finish line holding hands with a female runner. Now, in another tug at our heartstrings,...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:15pm

When is the 2018 Boston Marathon? Start times, date and more

Now that spring has officially arrived, it's time to start getting ready for the 2018 Boston Marathon. The beloved annual race from Hopkinton to Copley Square is always a big deal in the Hub, attracting more than half a million spectators each year. However, the upcoming edition of...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:06pm

Walsh announces next One Boston Day as 2018 marathon banners unveiled

Start thinking of some acts of kindness, Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh has officially announced the next One Boston Day for April 15. On April 15, 2013, the Boston Marathon bombings scarred the city. But now, Boston residents have responded to the anniversary of the tragedy with a day of kindness and...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:50pm

Boston Marathon will retire bib number worn by trailblazing runner Kathrine Switzer

Boston Marathon bib number 261 has been imbued with meaning since Kathrine Switzer wore it in 1967, when she became the first woman to be officially registered and run in the race. Now, the same year that the trailblazing Switzer is again running in the Boston Marathon, the number will be...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:41pm