Boston Marathon 2024
2024 Boston Marathon
Managed by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events, and is the only Abbott World Marathon Majors race that requires a qualifying performance time. Held annually on Patriot’s Day, a holiday celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine in observance of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, the Boston Marathon is rich in history and tradition. The legendary point-to-point course starts in rural Hopkinton, passes through numerous quaint New England towns before finishing on Boylston Street in the heart of Boston.
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Travel Package Information
Friday 12th April, 2024
For those that arrive early today, we suggest you make your way to the Boston Marathon Expo and Bib Number Pick-up, which is open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston). Please be sure to stop by the Marathon Tours & Travel Booth! This evening enjoy the many fine restaurants, bars, and cafes in Boston.
Saturday 13th April, 2024
Today is a free day. Join us for a light shake-out run in the morning, the rest of the day is free to explore Boston or visit the expo. This evening we will gather for a special Welcome Reception!
Sunday 14th April, 2024
Today you will join the official Boston Marathon Course Tour, which is planned for mid-morning. It departs from the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Boston or relax before joining us this evening for our pre-race dinner.
Monday 15th April, 2024
Race day! It’s an early morning departure in our Private Coach from the Marriott Copley Hotel to Hopkinton. This is to ensure you arrive on time according to the B.A.A. guidelines and security. Following the race, you will have the afternoon to recharge and then we invite you to start your evening at our post-race celebration reception.
Packages & Rates
- Four-night hotel accommodations at the Marriott Copley Hotel (Friday – Tuesday).
- Hotel taxes.
- Guaranteed Special Invitation Race Entry (Runners Only)
- Welcome Reception on Saturday, April 13.
- Pre-race pasta dinner on Sunday, April 14.
- Private Coach to Hopkinton on Monday, April 15.
- Marathon Tours & Travel throwaway pre-race poncho.
- Post-race reception on Monday, April 15.
- Boston Marathon Course Tour
- Marathon Tours & Travel staff on-site.
- Airport Transfers to/from hotel.
- Meals not outlined on the itinerary.
- Miscellaneous expenses.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Travel Insurance.
2024 hotel - Marriott Copeley
Please note this is our 2023 hotel information and is subject to change for 2024.
After a multi-year, complete hotel redesign, the Boston Marriott Copley Place stands tall in Boston’s Back Bay capturing the city’s rich history and modern style. Set downtown, four miles from Logan International Airport, stay within reach of top Boston attractions, including Copley Square, Fenway Park, and directly connected to over 200 premier restaurants and shops at the Prudential Center and Copley Place Mall. Experience an expansive 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, and a brand new exclusive M Club. Each of our reimagined hotel rooms and suites features sleek decor, platform beds, spa-like bathrooms, and remarkable city views. Satiate cravings with freshly-prepared meals delivered by A la Carte in-room dining, or catch a game on a big screen while dining at Yard House. Plan future meetings and social affairs at our Back Bay, Boston, MA hotel in 70,000 square feet of versatile event space, enhanced by expert planners and one of the largest ballrooms in New England.
Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 Boston Marathon
Race Time: TBD
Minimum Pace/Cut-off Time Policy: Those unable to complete the entire Boston Marathon course within the period of time in which official race times are recorded (six hours from the time the last official starter in the fourth wave crosses the start line), you will not be recorded in the official race results. https://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/enter/timing
Organiser: Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
The Course: The course follows a point-to-point route from rural Hopkinton to Boston. The course is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.
Temperature: The average weather during the month of April in the Boston area is a high of 57F and the average low is 41F. Temperature swings are common in New England in the fall.
Entry Fee: Each runner must secure their bib directly with the B.A.A.
Number Pickup: All runners must bring a government issued photo ID to pick up your bib number at the Boston Marathon Expo, which is held at the Hynes Convention Centre. You can find out more information here.
Awards: As principal sponsor, John Hancock provided the first-ever prize money in 1986 and continues that tradition. The top finishers have received more than $20 million in prize money and course-record bonuses over the past 33 years. Learn more here.