Boston Marathon Race Day 126 Timeline, Resources and Information
Hopkinton in Boston, MA, Monday, April 18, 2022. All times are approximate and subject to change.
9:02 a.m. ET – Wheelchair Division – Men’s Start, Official Starter: Marilyn Bevans, 3-time top 10 in Boston and first African-American woman to run less than 3 hours in a marathon.
9:05 a.m. ET – Wheelchair Division – Women’s Start, Official Starter: Marilyn Bevans, 3-time top 10 in Boston and first African-American woman to run less than 3 hours in a marathon.
9:30 a.m. ET – Departure of the participants by hand bike and in duo, Official Starter: Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director who will be running his 50th Boston Marathon.
9:37 a.m. ET – Male professional departure, Official Starter: Amby Burfoot, Boston Marathon champion in 1968 who is also running this year.
9:45 a.m. ET – Professional female departure, Official Starter: Val Rogosheske, oborn of the “Original Eight” finalists of the Women’s First Division in Boston in 1972; run this year, 50 years after finishing 6th, with her two daughters.
9:50 a.m. ET – Beginning of the para-athletics division, Official Starter: Christina Whelton, member of Boston’s famous Brown family. It is customary for a member of the Brown family to start one of the races on Patriots Day.
9:56 a.m. ET – National anthem, Julia Minichiello of Canton, MA will perform the national anthem. Julia won the Sing2Gether competition and is a student at UMass Amherst.
9:58 a.m. ET – Overview, Two C-130s from Bradley Air National Guard Base will fly over the course beginning at the Hopkinton start line at approximately 9:58 a.m. ET and ending at the Boylston Street finish line at approximately 10:03 a.m. ET .
10:00 a.m. ET – Beginning of wave 1, Official Starter: 2020 Winner of Texas’ #BAAGivesBack contest, running his 10th consecutive Boston Marathon.
10:03 a.m. ET – Arrival of the Grand Marshals, Boston Pride Captain Jillian Dempsey (Winthrop, MA) and Mary Parker (Milton, MA) will serve as Grand Marshals, arriving at the Boylston Street finish line in the 2022 Honda Passport 5-passenger SUV. Both will be greeted by their teammates at the finish line.
10:23 a.m. ET – Men’s Wheelchair Division, Approximate end time
10:25 a.m. ET – Beginning of wave 2, Official Starter: Phil Powers, 35-year veteran of the Hopkinton Police Department who retired in January.
10:37 a.m. ET – Women’s Wheelchair Division, Approximate end time.
10:50 a.m. ET – Beginning of wave 3, Official Starter: Mike Mansir, Hopkinton Highway Manager who has coordinated all of DPW’s marathon efforts for 26 years.
11:15 a.m. ET – Beginning of wave 4, Official starter: Mary Carver, an administrative assistant for 25 years with the Hopkinton Fire Department who retired in February.
11:44 a.m. ET – Approximate arrival time of professional men
12:08 p.m. ET – Approximate arrival time of professional women
12:25 a.m. ET – Approximate times of top finishers in para-athletics divisions
Boston Marathon Media Resources: The BAA encourages all media to frequently visit our Boston Marathon Media Resources Page (https://bstnmar.org/Media) for tee lists, links and up-to-date information. This year’s media guide, uniform guide, participant guide, divisions, transcripts, start lists and results can be found on the media resources page.
Splits Mile by Mile in Race — https://bstnmar.org/2022BMSplits
Race mile splits are available in real time to members of the media via https://bstnmar.org/2022BMSplits. Starts for men, women, wheelchair men and wheelchair women will be filled throughout the race. We ask that you use this link for reporting purposes only and not share it publicly beyond members of the media.
Live tracking and results – www.baa.org
Live participant tracking and live leaderboards are available on both www.baa.org and in the Boston Marathon mobile app. At the end of the race, the unofficial results are also available here. Official results will be made available in the press room as soon as they are finalized; these will be available for print and digital copy via the Media Resources link above.
Members of the media wishing to interview general athletes can do so in the designated mixed zone located near the BosTix Kiosk on Copley Square Park, just off the VIP tent path at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston streets. BAA representatives will help coordinate athlete availability upon request.
Boston Marathon Mobile App – https://www.baa.org/baa-mobile-app
Live tracking, interactive course map, cheering maps, leaderboards and more are available in 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 PDF results/courtesy photos
At the end of the race, transcripts, official results, courtesy photos and other media information will be available on both https://bstnmar.org/Media.
Media Guide / Professional Athlete Biographies — The media guide for this year’s 126th Boston Marathon is available for download at https://bstnmar.org/Media. The media guide contains professional athlete biographies, racing history, information, and more.
- Men’s Open Division: 2:03:02, Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya, 2011
- Women’s Open Division: 2:19:59, Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2014
- Men’s Wheelchair Division: 1:18:04, Marcel Hug, Switzerland, 2017
- Women’s Wheelchair Division: 1:28:17, Manuela Schär, Switzerland, 2017
Composition of the Land:
- 28,604 total participants in the 126th Boston Marathon
- 4,157 attendees from Massachusetts
- 21,351 participants residing in the United States of America
- All 50 US states and 120 countries are represented by Boston Marathon runners
- Youngest entrants: 18-year-old Tucker Winstanley of Concord, MA who turned 18 three days before race day.
- Oldest Participant: 83, Joseph Burgasser of St. Petersburg, Florida
In numbers :
- 11 Boston Marathon champions will compete as part of the John Hancock Pro Athlete Team: 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). Additionally, 1968 winner Amby Burfoot will race and serve as the official starter at Hopkinton.
- $876,500 in prizes will be awarded to the top finishers by title sponsor John Hancock.
- A $50,000 course record bonus is available for the open and wheelchair divisions. The Boston Marathon is the first major marathon to have fair course record bonuses for the open and wheelchair divisions.
- 26.2 miles (26 miles and 385 yards; 42.195 kilometres) will be covered through 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 charity through the BAA’s Official Boston Marathon Charity Program and the John Hancock Nonprofit Program
- This year’s Boston Marathon will have an estimated $200 million impact on the Greater Boston economy.
126th Boston Marathon Media Event Schedule (subject to change)
MONDAY APRIL 18
126th Boston Marathon | Hopkinton to Boston, MA
A group of 30,000 athletes will compete in the 126th Boston Marathon race, covering 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. The oldest annual marathon in the world celebrates community spirit and the pursuit of sporting excellence each year. A media working 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 hosted by Samuel Adams | 6:30 p.m. | Fenway Park
The Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams returns to Fenway Park. Graduating students can enjoy America’s most beloved ballpark, walk the cautionary trail and enjoy refreshments as they cheer on the 26.2-mile conquest. Members of the media can access the post-race evening with their media accreditation.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
Boston Marathon Champions Press Conference | 10:00 a.m. | Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
This press conference will feature the 126th Boston Marathon champions and other notable finalists, as well as officials from the Boston Athletic Association.
For the 37th year, John Hancock will be the main sponsor of the Boston Marathon.