126th Boston Marathon Race Day Timeline, Resources, and Information | Boston Athletic Association

    hopkinton to boston, ma, monday april 18, 2022. all times are approximate and subject to change.

    9:02 AM m. et – wheelchair division – men’s start, official headline: marilyn bevans, three-time top 10 finisher in boston and first black woman to run under 3 hours in the marathon.

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    9:05 AM m. et – wheelchair division – female start, official headline: marilyn bevans, three-time top 10 finisher in boston and first black woman to run under 3 hours in the marathon.

    9:30 a.m. m. et – hand bike & starter duo start, official headline: boston marathon race director dave mcgillivray, who will run his 50th boston marathon.

    9:37 a.m. et – men’s professional start, official starter: amby burfoot, champion of the 1968 boston marathon who also runs this year.

    9:45 a.m. et – pro women’s exit, official headline: val rogosheske, one of the “original eight” finalists of the inaugural women’s division in boston in 1972; she running this year, 50 years after finishing 6th, with her two daughters.

    9:50 a.m. m. et – home of the paraathletics division, official headline: christina whelton, member of boston’s renowned brown family. it is customary for a member of the pardo family to start one of the races on patriot day.

    9:56 AM m. et – national anthem, julia minichiello from the canton, ma will perform the national anthem. julia won the sing2gether competition and is a student at umass amherst.

    9:58 AM over the boylston street finish line at approximately 10:03 a.m. m. et.

    10:00 a.m. m. et – Wave 1 Starter, Official Starter: Winner of the 2020 #baagivesback texas contest, running his 10th consecutive boston marathon.

    10:03 a.m. et – arrive grand marshals boston pride captain jillian dempsey (winthrop, ma) and mary parker (milton, ma) will act as grand marshals, arriving at the boylston street finish line in the 2022 honda suv passport for 5 passengers both will be greeted by their teammates at the finish line.

    10:23 AM m. et – male wheelchair division, approximate finish time

    10:25 a.m. m. et – start of wave 2, official starter: phil power, a 35-year veteran of the hopkinton police department who retired in January.

    10:37 a.m. et – female wheelchair division, approximate end time.

    10:50 a.m. et – Wave 3 Kickoff, Official Kickoff: Mike Mansir, Hopkinton Highway Manager who coordinates all of dpw’s marathon-related efforts for the past 26 years.

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    11:15 a.m. et – start of wave 4, official headline: mary carver, a 25-year administrative assistant at the hopkinton fire department who retired in february.

    11:44 AM m. et – approximate finish time for professional men

    12:08 PM m. et – approximate time of arrival of professional women

    12:25 a.m. m. et – approximate time of the first classified of the paraathletics divisions

    boston marathon media resources: the b.a.a. encourages all media to frequently visit our boston marathon media resources page ( for up-to-date starting lists, links and information. This year’s media guide, uniform guide, participant guide, divisions, transcripts, starting lists and results are available on the media resources page.

    Mile-by-mile running fractions –

    live tracking & results –

    Live participant tracking and live leaderboards can be found on both and the boston marathon mobile app. at the end of the race, the unofficial results are also available here. official results will be available in the press room as soon as they are finalized; these will be available for print and digital copy via the media resource link above.

    mixed zone

    Members of the media who wish to interview athletes in general may do so in the designated mixed zone located near the Bostix Bandstand in Copley Square Park, just off the driveway to the VIP Tent at Dartmouth Corner. & boylston streets. bleat. representatives will help coordinate athlete availability upon request.

    boston marathon mobile app –

    Live tracking, interactive route map, cheer cards, leaderboards and more are available on the Boston Marathon Mobile App. The mobile app is free to download and we encourage everyone to download and familiarize themselves before race day.

    transcripts/official results in pdf/courtesy photos

    At the conclusion of the race, transcripts, official results, courtesy photos and other media information will be available at

    Press Guide / Pro Athlete Biographies: The press guide for this year’s 126th boston marathon is available for download at The media guide features professional athlete biographies, career history, information and more.

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    course records:

    • men’s open split: 2:03:02, geoffrey mutai, kenya, 2011
    • women’s open split: 2:19:59, buzunesh deba, ethiopia, 2014
    • male wheelchair division: 1:18:04, marcel hug, switzerland, 2017
    • female wheelchair division: 1:28:17, manuela schär, switzerland, 2017

    field composition:

    • 28,604 total participants in the 126th Boston Marathon
    • 4,157 participants from Massachusetts
    • 21,351 participants residing in the United States of America
    • all 50 to us. states and 120 countries are represented by participants in the boston marathon
    • youngest participants: 18 years old, tucker winstanley of concord, mom who turned 18 three days before race day.
    • oldest participant: 83 years old, joseph burgasser from st. petersburg, florida

    by the numbers:

    • 11 boston marathon champions will compete as part of the john hancock team of professional athletes: des linden (usa/mi), edna kiplagat (ken), benson kipruto (ken), lawrence cherono (ken), yuki kawauchi (jpn), lemi berhanu (eth), lelisa desisa (eth), marcel hug (sui), daniel romanchuk (usa/il), manuela schär (sui), and joshua cassidy (can). In addition, 1968 winner Amby Burfoot will run and serve as the official starter at Hopkinton.
    • Sponsor John Hancock will award $876,500 in prize money to the top finishers.
    • The $50,000 course record bonus is available for both open and wheelchair divisions. the boston marathon is the first major marathon to have equal course record bonuses for the open and wheelchair divisions.
    • 26.2 miles (26 miles 385 yards; 42.195 kilometers) will be run in eight cities and towns (hopkinton, ashland, framingham, natick, wellesley, newton, brookline and boston)
    • an estimated $35 million (usd) will be raised through the 126th boston marathon for charities such as Part of the official charity of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon. and the nonprofit john hancock program
    • this year’s boston marathon will have an estimated $200 million impact on boston’s economy.

    126th Boston Marathon Media Events Schedule(subject to change)

    Monday, April 18

    126th boston marathon | hopkinton to boston, ma

    a field of 30,000 athletes will participate in the 126th boston marathon race, which will cover 26.2 miles from hopkinton to boston. The world’s oldest annual marathon celebrates community spirit and the pursuit of athletic excellence each year. a media breakout room with limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the fairmont copley plaza hotel.

    boston marathon mile 27 post-race party presented by samuel adams | 6:30 pm. | fenway park

    The Mile 27 Post Party Presented by Samuel Adams returns to Fenway Park. Finishers can enjoy America’s most beloved ballpark, walk the warning track and sip refreshments as they cheer on their 26.2-mile run. members of the media can access the post-race party with their media badge.

    Tuesday April 19

    Boston Marathon Champions Press Conference | 10:00 | fairmont copley plaza hotel

    This press conference will feature the champions of the 126th Boston Marathon and other notable finishers, as well as officials from the Boston Athletic Association.

    for 37 years, john hancock will be the title sponsor of the boston marathon.

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