For the first time since 2019, the Boston Marathon returns to its traditional location on the morning of Patriots’ Day, a Massachusetts state holiday in which the Red Sox play a mid-morning game at Fenway Park. .
If you can’t be among the tens of thousands of people running the 126th running of the race or the hundreds of thousands lining the route from Hopkinton to Boston, you can watch it live on TV or stream it.
National television: USA Network, Peacock and the NBC Sports app will broadcast the race live from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. The race will be rebroadcast on the Olympic Channel at 8 p.m.
Local TV: Boston’s WBZ-TV will provide coverage beginning at 4:30 a.m., with race coverage beginning at 9 a.m.
Direct: CBSBoston.com will air coverage starting at 9 a.m. However, if you don’t live in New England or your company’s servers are not in New England, portions of the race that feature professional racers (approximately 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) will not be available. not available.
In person: The race starts on Main Street in Hopkinton. From there, runners will take route 135 via Ashland, Framingham, Natick and reach the midpoint in Wellesley. The course joins Route 16 and continues through Newton Lower Falls, then turns onto Commonwealth Avenue, with runners passing through Newton Hills, Brookline, Kenmore Square and under Massachusetts Avenue. They will turn onto Hereford Street, then onto Boylston Street, ending near the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.
Follow your favorite runner(s): Download the BAA app, available for free on iPhone and Android devices. Besides individuals, it also includes leaderboards, race information, course maps, and links to live reports and social media feeds. Go to the ABA website. Or sign up to receive text alerts. AT&T Athlete Alert will automatically send text updates to a US mobile number, pager, or any email address at key race points (start line, 10k, half marathon, 30k, 35 km, 40 km and finish line).