118th Boston Marathon Events

by Sarah on April 18, 2014 · 2 comments

in Boston,Marathon

It’s here! Boston Marathon weekend is here!

Boston Marathon finish line

This is my favorite weekend of the year. The weather is finally starting to cooperate, my city is overrun with my favorite people – runners, and the energy is contagious. There are a lot of events happening throughout the city this weekend. If you’re in town to run, cheer on a runner, or just want to see some of the sights and sounds of the race, here are just some events happening this weekend:

Today, Friday April 18th:

  • The new Nike store at 200 Newbury Street, Nike Boston, is having their grand reopening event on Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00am. The 30,000 sq/ft. store will feature everything you need for Marathon Monday.
  • The marathon expo will be held at the Hynes Convention Center near the finish line from 12pm – 7pm.
  • For those of you running the Heartbreak Hill Half Festival in June, Runner’s World is holding a fun run in Cleveland Circle near the Chestnut Hill Reservoir (all the way at the end of the C line in Cleveland Circle) starting at 6pm on Friday. I’ll be there (and a little birdie told me that so will Bart Yasso). Sign up here.

Saturday April 19th:

  • The marathon expo will be held at the Hynes Convention Center near the finish line from 9am – 7pm.
  • The 6th annual BAA 5k will be held at 8am at the Boston Common. This is such a fun race and a great way to get pumped up to cheer on the runners on Monday.
  • One of the best female marathoners Kara Goucher will be signing autographs at the City Sports booth at the expo from 11am – 1pm.

Sunday April 20th:

  • The marathon expo will be held at the Hynes Convention Center near the finish line from 9am – 6pm.
  • Kara Goucher will be back on Sunday signing autographs, this time at the Nuun booth at the expo from 11am – 12pm.


If you’re planning on visiting Boston for the marathon on Monday, here is a mile-by-mile guide of the course. Also, make sure you understand the new closings and safety procedures in place this year. If you’re a runner, make sure you understand the new rules for what you can and can’t carry.

2014 Boston Marathon runner rules[image source]

Good luck runners!

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