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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon 2024 Live stream, TV coverage schedule. Race route, landmarks and start times

Boston Marathon

Experience the iconic Boston Marathon 2024

The Boston Marathon isn't just a race, it's a symbol of resilience, determination and huge community spirit. Since it was established back in 1897, it has captured the hearts of millions worldwide and with the live stream, it brings coverage of the race to a global audience and makes it one of the most watch marathons for athletic fans across the world.


The historic course weaves through picturesque New England towns, culminating in the iconic finish line on Boylston Street. But it's not just the route that makes Boston special—it's the people. From elite athletes to first-time runners, each participant brings their own story of triumph and perseverance. The deafening cheers of spectators lining the course, the electrifying energy at every turn, and the unwavering support of the entire city make the Boston Marathon an unparalleled experience. It's a celebration of the human spirit and a testament to the unbreakable bond between runners and fans.


The Boston marathon actually lays claim to be the oldest annual marathon taking place continuously anywhere in the world.


What sets the Boston Marathon apart is its stringent entry criteria: prospective participants must meet qualifying standards from previous marathons, prioritizing those with faster times. This makes it a highly competitive field with runners who have demonstrated exceptional skill.


Boston Marathon Date

The 128th Boston Marathon in 2024 is scheduled to take place on Monday 15th April.


Start Times

The start times for the race are staggered by category, and take place over quite an extended time frame, reflecting the size of the field. All of these times are at ET local Boston time:


Men's Wheelchair 9:02am

Women's Wheelchair 9:05am

Handcycles and Duos 9:30am

Professional Men 9:37am

Professional Women  09:47am

Para Athletics 9:50am

Rolling Start for all Participants 10:00am

*Start times are subject to change, so please do check before hand


Marathon Course


The course is as follows:


Start on Main Street, Hopkinton

Route 135 through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, and Wellesley

Route 16 through Newton Lower Falls to Commonwealth Avenue

Chestnut Hill Avenue

Cleveland Circle

Beacon Street

Kenmore Square

Commonwealth Avenue (inbound)

Hereford Street

Finish Line on Boylston Street near Boston Public Library


The famous Heartbreak Hill comes in mile 21.


There is then an official post marathon party in Fenway Park.


You can see a full map of the Boston marathon course on the official site here.


TV & Live Streaming

TV coverage and live streaming of the Boston marathon is always widely available.


The main broadcaster in the US this year is ESPN, which is available as an online stream, but please be aware you will require a live subscription. Coverage starts from 8.30am on race day, and continues right though until 12.30pm.


Watch Boston Marathon 2024 ESPN


Local TV coverage is provided by CBS Boston channel WCVB, which also provides a live streaming option. Pre race coverage starts from 4am WCVB live stream


There is also live stream coverage on Watch Athletics: BAA Boston Marathon

Across the world, you can find coverage on Eurosport, FloSports and Supersport


Hotels and Accommodation

If you're planning on being in Boston or the surrounding areas for the marathon weekend and looking for somewhere to stay you can check out availability and make online reservations for local hotels here.


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