127th Boston Marathon Schedule of Events
THURSDAY, APRIL 13
Boston Marathon Finish Line Installation | 9:00 a.m. | Boylston Street, Boston
Public Safety Press Conference | 11:30 a.m. | Boston Marathon Fan Fest Stage, Copley Square Park
Public safety and race officials will share pertinent information to ensure a safe and successful Boston Marathon experience.
FRIDAY, APRIL 14
John Hancock Professional Athlete Press Conference | 10:00 a.m. | Fairmont Copley Plaza
Media Credential Required for Admission
Members of the John Hancock Professional Athlete field, including Olympic and Paralympic medalists, race champions, and winners of Abbott World Marathon Majors races, will be available for group and individual interviews. A preliminary list of attending athletes can be found below:
Professional Women: Atsede Baysa, Emma Bates, Amane Beriso, Gotytom Gebreslase, Sara Hall, Joyciline Jepkosgei, Edna Kiplagat, Des Linden, Mary Ngugi, Nell Rojas, Lonah Salpeter, Susannah Scaroni, Manuela Schär, Angela Tanui, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Ababel Yeshaneh.
Professional Men: CJ Albertson, Evans Chebet, Lelisa Desisa, Scott Fauble, Gabriel Geay, Marcel Hug, Eliud Kipchoge, Benson Kipruto, Shura Kitata, Albert Korir, John Korir, Conner Mantz, Matt McDonald, Daniel Romanchuk, Ben True.
SATURDAY, APRIL 15 – ONE BOSTON DAY
2023 B.A.A. 5K presented by Point32Health | 8:00 a.m. | Boston Common
Nearly 10,000 participants will take part in the first race of the 2023 B.A.A. Distance Medley, racing 3.1 miles through Back Bay. A stellar professional field features top American and international athletes. While registration is sold out, members of the community are invited to come out and cheer athletes on. A list of professional athletes competing can be found here.
2023 B.A.A. Invitational Mile | 10:30 a.m. | Boylston Street/Boston Marathon Finish Line
The B.A.A. Invitational Mile features some of the top professional milers in the world, as well as scholastic student-athletes from each of the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon route. A list of professional athletes competing can be found here. Fans pack the loop course on Boylston, Newbury, Dartmouth, and Exeter Streets.
One Boston Day of Remembrance | 2:30 p.m. | Boylston Street Finish Area | Open to the Public
The City of Boston and the B.A.A. will honor April 15, 2013, with two remembrance events on Boylston Street on Saturday, April 15, 2023. The first will be an early morning private gathering and wreath laying at the memorial sites for the families who lost loved ones at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Honor guards made up of first responders from Boston, and neighboring areas will be present at the memorial sites throughout the day. After
the B.A.A. 5K, the City will open Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Fairfield Streets for members of the public to visit the memorial sites.
At 2:30 p.m., the public is invited to join members of the One Fund Community, Mayor Michelle Wu, Governor Maura Healey, first responders, hospital leaders, B.A.A. leadership, and local running groups at the Boston Marathon Finish Line for a dedication of a new commemorative finish line, the ringing of bells, and the unveiling of a One Boston Day marker on Boylston Street.
A brass quintet from the Boston Pops and members of the Boston City Singers Tour Choir will perform a selection of music in remembrance of April 15, 2013. Community members and the general public are encouraged to attend these events as we reflect, remember, and celebrate the strength and unity of Boston.
Media Note: WCVB will be the pool television camera for the morning gathering and wreath laying on Boylston Street.
The B.A.A. will provide an on-street pool multi-camera television feed for the 2:30 p.m. remembrance, available via The Switch in Boston (details below). Still photographers will be able to cover the afternoon event from designated areas on the photo bridge and Boylston Street and public areas behind the barricades along Boylston Street. Non-rights-holding video outlets will have the ability to setup live standups East of the Photo Bridge on Boylston Street. We ask all media to respect this event’s remembrance and reflective nature.
One Boston Day of Remembrance Ceremony Switch Information
Date: April 15, 2023
Booked time: 1:30 p.m. Eastern-3:30 p.m. Eastern (1730-1930 GMT) The Switch reference: 1244273
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Trouble number: The New York Switch NOC 212-227-9191
2023 B.A.A. Relay Challenge | 3:00 p.m. | Boylston Street between Dartmouth & Clarendon Streets
Middle schools and youth programs from around Greater Boston will gather for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge. In the culmination of a month-long program taught by volunteer coaches, the relay challenge features students racing in relays and learning running tips from B.A.A. athletes and coaches.
FRIDAY, APRIL 14 THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 16
Boston Marathon Expo | Hynes Convention Center
Friday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Boston Marathon Expo will be open to participants and members of the public from Friday, April 14, through Sunday, April 16. Participants will pick up their bib numbers and explore a sponsor pavilion, pose for photo-ops, and shop the largest collection of adidas Boston Marathon merchandise in town.
Boston Marathon Fan Fest | Copley Square Park
Friday, April 14, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Boston Marathon Fan Fest in Copley Square Park will be the place to soak in the race week atmosphere. Fan Fest will play host to live music, entertainment, photo-ops, meet and greets, a final Boston Marathon training clinic, and more. A detailed event schedule, including featured panelists, is available here.
The Boston Marathon Light Up the Night Projection Show in partnership with Meet Boston (New for 2023) | Fairmont Copley Plaza
Friday, April 14, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 15, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 16 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
New for 2023, a marathon-themed video projection show will feature three unique shows each evening that will light up the iconic façade of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel and get participants, spectators, and community members ready for race day. Featuring highlight videos and memorable moments from 127 years of racing, the projection show will celebrate this year’s #oneBOSTON theme and will play every 15 minutes each evening. The show is in partnership with Meet Boston and was created in coordination with Hersch Visuals & LuminArtz.
Samuel Adams Run Pub | Intersection of Boylston Street and Dartmouth Street
Friday, April 14, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 15, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 16, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Unwind at the Samuel Adams Run Pub, just steps from the finish line. Enjoy a Samuel Adams 26.2 Brew and explore the marathon-themed beer garden adjacent to Copley Square. The Beer Garden will feature games and have athlete meet & greets throughout the weekend.
MONDAY, APRIL 17 – 127th BOSTON MARATHON RACE DAY
127th Boston Marathon | Hopkinton to Boston, MA
A field of 30,000 athletes will participate in the 127th running of the Boston Marathon, covering 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. The world’s oldest annually run marathon celebrates community spirit and the pursuit of athletic excellence each year. A media work room will be available first-come, first served within the Fairmont Copley Plaza grand ballroom.
Schedule of Starts:
6:00 a.m. ET – Military Marchers
9:02 a.m. ET – Wheelchair Division – Men 9:05 a.m. ET – Wheelchair Division – Women 9:30 a.m. ET – Handcycle & Duo Participants 9:37 a.m. ET – Professional Men
9:47 a.m. ET – Professional Women
9:50 a.m. ET – Para Athletics Divisions
10:00 a.m. ET – Wave 1
10:25 a.m. ET – Wave 2
10:50 a.m. ET – Wave 3
11:15 a.m. ET – Wave 4
Boston Marathon Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams | 6:30 p.m. | Fenway Park The Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams returns to Fenway Park. Finishers can enjoy America’s most beloved ballpark, walk on the warning track, and savor refreshments as they cheer to conquering 26.2 miles. Tickets are available for purchase here.
TUESDAY, APRIL 18
Boston Marathon Champions’ Press Conference | 10:00 a.m. | Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
This press conference will feature champions of the 127th Boston Marathon, other notable finishers, and officials from the Boston Athletic Association.
For the 38th year, John Hancock will serve as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon.
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