The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest sporting events in the United States and just celebrated its th anniversary. It is run each year on the 3rd Monday of April (Patriots Day). The BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION has been the organizer of the marathon since it began in 1896, when 15 runners started and 10 finished the race.
Telephone (617) 439-7700 for more information.
The Boston Marathon Carbo-Loading Party is held the night before the race for runners to load up on carbohydrates with baked potatoes and pasta. Telephone: (617) 236-1652.