As principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock recruits, sponsors and hosts the elite athlete team every year. Since 1986, we’ve hosted more than 800 athletes from 48 countries and awarded more than $21 million in prizes and bonuses.
John Hancock teams up with Mayor Marty Walsh and former Boston Marathon champions to kick off marathon season and One Boston Day with the ceremonial hanging of the first marathon banner on Boylston Street.
John Hancock Scholars & Stars TBD
We bring elite Kenyan runners together with Hopkinton elementary students for a pre-race pep rally in the historic town where the Boston Marathon begins.
Elite Athlete Team Media Conference TBD
We proudly present our elite team, who represent the top Boston Marathon competitors, including past champions, Olympians, Abbott World Marathon Majors event champions and top Americans. Media are provided individual interview opportunities.
Race Day Press Conference TBD
Post-race interviews with winners and contenders in all divisions
begin at approximately 11 am, at the conclusion of the wheelchair