2014 Boston Marathon Race Day Timeline, from BAA

This is the official timeline of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014. 

2014 Boston Marathon® Race Day Timeline

118th Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 21, 2014


BOSTON - In anticipation of the 2014 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21, 2014, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today released the following race day timeline for this year's event. 

8:45 a.m. ET

Moment of Silence

There will be a moment of silence in the Town of Hopkinton at the start line of the 2014 Boston Marathon in remembrance of Martin W. Richard, Krystle M. Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Officer Sean A. Collier, of the MIT Police Department, all of those included in the One Fund Boston survivor community, and all of those included in the first responder community.


The moment of silence will also recognize recently fallen heroes Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, of the Boston Fire Department, as well as Officer Gregory T. Maloney, of the Plymouth Police Department, and Officer Dennis O. Simmonds, of the Boston Police Department.

8:50 a.m. ET

Mobility Impaired Participants Start

Official Starter: Governor Deval Patrick, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

9:17 a.m. ET

Push Rim Wheelchair Division Start

Official Starter: Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director.

9:22 a.m. ET

Handcycle Participants Start

Official Starter: Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director.

9:32 a.m. ET

Elite Women's Start

Official Starter: Joann Flaminio, B.A.A. President.

9:48 a.m. ET

U.S. National Anthem

Opening the 2014 Boston Marathon with the singing of the U.S. National Anthem will be Sgt. Daniel M. Clark, "The Singing Trooper." Clark has been opening the Boston Marathon since 1990, and also ran the Boston Marathon, after singing, in 2002 and 2009.

9:51 a.m. ET

National Guard Flyover

Massachusetts Army National Guard members of "C" Company, 3rdof the 126th General Support Aviation Battalion, will conduct a flyover at the Boston Marathon start line with four HH-60M Air Ambulance Helicopters. The Battalion participated directly in the Emergency Response in April 2013, providing Direct Support to law enforcement agencies. From the start line, the helicopters will fly over the entire Marathon course, reaching the finish line in approximately 15 minutes.

10:00 a.m. ET

Elite Men's Start & Wave One

Official Starter: Christina Whelton, member of Boston's renowned Brown family. It has been customary for a member of the legendary Brown family to start one of the races on Patriots' Day.

10:25 a.m. ET

Wave Two

Official Starter: Bill McRobert, Retired Hopkinton Police Chief.

10:41 a.m. ET

Men's Push Rim Wheelchair Division expected finish time (approximate).

10:55 a.m. ET

Women's Push Rim Wheelchair Division expected finish time (approximate).

11:00 a.m. ET

Wave Three

Official Starter: Bob Santucci, Retired Fire Prevention Officer, Hopkinton Fire Department.

11:25 a.m. ET

Wave Four

Official Starter: Amanda Desroches, mother of 13-year-old Shayne Desroches, who was killed riding his bike near his home on Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton earlier this year.

11:56 a.m. ET

Women's Open Division expected finish time (approximate).

12:08 p.m. ET

Men's Open Division expected finish time (approximate).

All times listed above are approximate. 

As it has since its inception in 1897, the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriots' Day, a civic holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord. For the 29th consecutive year, John Hancock Financial Services is the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon. Participants will follow the historic 26.2-mile course, which starts on Main Street in rural Hopkinton and finishes on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay. 

For more race day information for the 2014 Boston Marathon, please visit www.baa.org

About the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.'s Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors, along with the international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. More than 60,000 runners will participate in B.A.A. events in 2014. The 118th Boston Marathon will be held onMonday, April 21, 2014. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.

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