Boston Marathon is one of the five “WorldMarathonMajors” (Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York). It is probably the most famous marathon race in the world.
Boston Marathon was held for the first time back in 1897, and is thereby the oldest annual marathon event in the world. Boston is the capital and the largest city in Massachusetts.
Both amateur and elite runners are attracted to the big event. More than 30.000 runners are participating together with around half a million spectators.
Boston Marathon is organized by Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A).
The route is quite difficult and hilly.
It is a victory in itself to qualify for Boston (to “BQ”). You have to meet some heavy qualification-standards, unless you receive one of the "PartnerEntries" reserved for charities, sponsors etc.
Qualification standards vary from year to year – read more: Boston Marathon qualifying times.
At Boost Marathon we work hard to ensure correct information, but please check all facts with the organizers before making any arrangements.