Boston Marathon 2019: Route, start time, street closures, MBTA info

Boston Marathon 2019 start times

The 123rd annual Boston Marathon kicks off Monday, April 15 at 9 a.m. EST. According to the Boston Athletic Association, there are nine different start times based on different divisions and programs.

Men’s Wheelchair — 9:02 a.m.

Women’s Wheelchair — 9:04 a.m.

Handcycles & Duos — 9:25 a.m.

Elite Women — 9:32 a.m.

Elite Men — 10 a.m.

Wave One — 10:02 a.m.

Wave Two — 10:25 a.m.

Wave Three — 10:50 a.m.

Wave Four — 11:15 a.m.

All Boston Marathon start times are tentative and are subject to change.

Boston Marathon starting point, route, interactive map

The Boston Marathon will begin in Hopkinton and will move its way through several cities and towns in the Greater Boston Area including Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton and Brookline. The 26.2-mile race will finish on Boylston Street in Boston.

The Boston Athletic Association has an interactive map that includes important information including mile markers, best viewing areas, and where medical stations are located along the marathon route. 

2019 Boston Marathon street closures

The following streets and roads will be closed along areas along the Boston Marathon route:

Hopkinton: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Ashland: 7:15 a.m -1:45 p.m.

Framingham: 8:30 a.m. -2:15 p.m.

Natick: 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Wellesley: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Newton: 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Brookline: 9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

3:30 a.m. – Berkley Street and Boylston Street

Berkeley Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Boylston Street, Berkeley Street to Arlington Street

5 a.m. – Boston Common area

Boylston Street, Tremont Street to Arlington Street

Charles Street, Park Plaza to Beacon Street

Boston street closures for Marathon Monday

6 a.m. – Back Bay

Boylston Street, Hereford Street to Berkeley Street

8 a.m. – Back Bay

Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Dartmouth Street, St. James Avenue to Newbury Street

Exeter Street, Newbury Street to Huntington Avenue

Ring Road, Huntington Avenue to Boylston Street

Fairfield Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Newbury Street to Boylston Street

Providence Street, Arlington Street to Berkeley Street

Trinity Place, St. James Avenue to Massachusetts Turnpike on-ramp

Boylston Street, Massachusetts Avenue to Arlington Street

Newbury Street, Arlington Street to Charlesgate East

St. James Avenue, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Huntington Avenue (outbound), Dartmouth Street to Belvidere Street

Stuart Street, Arlington Street to Dartmouth Street

Blagden Street, Huntington Avenue to Exeter Street

Berkeley Street, Columbus Avenue to Newbury Street

Clarendon Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Dartmouth Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Columbus Avenue

Exeter Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Huntington Avenue

Fairfield Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Gloucester Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Hereford Street, Commonwealth Avenue to Boylston Street

Dalton Street, Belvidere Street to Boylston Street

Belvidere Street, Huntington Avenue to Dalton Street

8 a.m. – Kenmore Square

Beacon Street, Park Drive to Commonwealth Avenue

Brookline Avenue, Lansdowne Street to Commonwealth Avenue

Newbury Street Extension, Brookline Avenue to Charlesgate West

Commonwealth Avenue (inbound), from BU Bridge to Gloucester Street

Commonwealth Avenue (outbound), Hereford Street to Deerfield Street

Kenmore Street, Newbury Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

Raleigh Street, Beacon Street Extension to Commonwealth Avenue (outbound)

8:30 a.m. – Brighton

Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street to Gloucester Street, and from the Newton

City Line (Lake Street) to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill Avenue to the Brookline town line (Cleveland Circle)

Chestnut Hill Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue to Brookline town line at Ayr Road

According to the Boston Mayor’s Office, Boylston Street will reopen at 8 p.m. All other streets will reopen at 7 p.m.

Boston Marathon 2019 MBTA service changes

According to the MBTA, Copley station will be closed all Monday The Berkeley Street entrance at Arlington Station will aslo be closed on Monday for the marathon.

The following stations will be closed on the Green Line from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the marathon:

South Street (B branch)

Kent Street (C branch)

St. Mary’s Street (C branch)

The MBTA notes that all subway lines will operate on a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour service before and after the race.

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