Boston Marathon

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All details are based on the 2024 Boston Marathon and the prices and dates should be used as guide only. Please click on the “BECOME A PRIORITY CLIENT” button above to sign up, so that we will notify you as soon as further information becomes available.

Official Travel Partner Of the Boston Marathon For Over 20 Years

Travelling Fit is proud to advise that we are the official Australian International Travel Partner for the 2024 Boston Marathon and have been organising packages to this World Marathon Major event for the past 20 years.

We have once again secured an extremely limited number of Special Invitation Race Entries to the world’s oldest continuously run marathon, the BAA Boston Marathon and are delighted to be able to offer you a Five (5) day, four (4) night package with guaranteed entry in the BAA Boston Marathon.

If you have qualified for the BAA Boston Marathon, you are most welcome to take advantage of being part of the Travelling Fit family by taking the Accommodation Only package.

Travelling Fit is an accredited travel agency which offers a full range of services to our clients. This enables us to book your additional touring to help you create your perfect holiday experience.

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PACKAGE PRICES

deposit and payment structure

Initial Deposit
$1950per Runner
$600 per Supporter
Second Instalment
$650 per Runner due Mon 13 November 2023
Final Balance
Friday 12 Jan 2024
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The Boston Marathon Course

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest continuously run annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events.

The historic course is a point to point event starting on Main Street in the rural New England town of Hopkinton and follows Route 135 through Ashland (the original 1897 starting point) Framingham, Natick, and Wellesley, to where Route 16 joins Route 135.

It continues on Route 16 through Newton Lower Falls to Commonwealth Avenue, turning right at the fire station onto Commonwealth which is Route 30. The route continues on Commonwealth through the Newton Hills, bearing right at the reservoir onto Chestnut Hill Avenue to Cleveland Circle. It then turns left onto Beacon Street, proceeding into Brookline, passing iconic Coolidge Corner. Reaching Kenmore Square with one mile to go, the route then follows Commonwealth Avenue inbound.

The course turns right onto Hereford Street (NOTE: against normal traffic flow) then left onto Boylston Street, finishing near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.

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Entry Fees

The entry fee for the Boston Marathon is included in your Travelling Fit Marathon Package (unless booking an accommodation only package).

Qualifying Times

Qualifiers for the Boston Marathon must meet the designated time standard that corresponds to their age group and gender. Registration for the 128th Boston Marathon occurred Monday, 11 September through Friday, September 15 and all marathons must have been certified by USA Track and Field or AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Runners) or foreign equivalent certified courses.

Qualifying standards for the 128th Boston Marathon can be found by clicking here. Proof of qualification must accompany the application. Participants must be 18 years or older on race day.

NOTE: The B.A.A. accepts net times from electronic scoring systems.

Travelling Fit has an extremely limited number of invitational entries for those who are unable to qualify but can make the 6 hour cut off time.

Start Time

  • Elite Women Start – 9:32 am
  • Elite Men & Wave One Start – 10:00 am
  • Wave Two Start – 10:25 am
  • Wave Three Start – 10:50 am
  • Wave Four Start – 11:15am

Starting times are subject to change.

Cut-Off Times

The Boston Marathon has a 6 hour cut-off limit.

Race Timing

The Boston Marathon uses the ChampionChip computer timing system.

Digital clocks displaying elapsed time are located at every mile and also at five-kilometre markers.

Race Packets

In early April, accepted applicants will receive, via first class mail, an official Number Pick-Up card and extensive information regarding the B.A.A. Boston Marathon and related race week activities.

Note: Bib numbers will not be distributed on race day and must be picked up from the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo located at:

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA.

Pace Setters

There are no official pace setters for this event

Aid Stations

Poland Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula Sports Drink (lemon/lime flavor) are the official fluids provided approximately every mile from mile 2 along the course as well as the start and finish areas.

Three Maurten Hydrogel stations will be located on the course: mile 11.8 on the Wellesley town line; mile 17 in Newton; and at mile 21.5 just after Boston College. Maurten’s Gel 100 (non-caffeinated) and Gel 100 CAF 100 (caffeinated) will be available.

Portable toilets (Port-a-johns) will be located at each fluid and each first aid station. Stations are every mile beginning at mile two.

Personal Refreshments and Clothing

No bags will be allowed on buses from Boston to Hopkinton, and bags will not be transported from Hopkinton back to Boston.

Bags will not be allowed in certain areas at or near the start in Hopkinton, at or near the finish in Boston, or along the course.

On race morning, participants may check gear at the designated gear check tents on Boylston Street between Arlington and Berkeley Streets. This area is two blocks east of the finish line and one block west of the Boston Public Garden.

Transport

The ONLY guaranteed way to get to the start on race morning is by the official B.A.A. buses located at Charles Street between the Public Garden and Boston Common. Buses start loading at 6.00am on race morning and will be loaded according to the wave to which you have been assigned.

NOTE: Transportation to the start is for official runners only. Each runner must show his/her bib number upon boarding. There is no transport provided to the start from Boston for family or friends.

Limited transportation from Boston to Hopkinton to both parking areas will be available after the race at no charge. Buses leave from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. from the corner of Stuart and Berkeley Streets. You must show your race number upon boarding.

This service is included as part of the marathon race package

Expo

The 2024 John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo will be held at:

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA.

Finishes T-Shirts, Medals and Certificates

All finishers receive a commemorative medallion.

Weather Conditions

The average April temperature in Boston is 9 degrees Celsius (48 degrees Fahrenheit) although the temperature at the race start (Hopkinton) is normally between 13 – 23 degrees Celsius (55 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit).

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