The Course

Course Map

The legendary Boston Marathon course features a point-to-point route from Hopkinton to Boston, running through eight cities and towns along the way. Despite being known for its famously challenging hills, the course actually drops 459 feet from start to finish.

Course Map

Course Elevations

View the mile-by-mile elevation of the course.

Elevation Course Map


The Weather

The Boston Marathon is notorious for its unpredictable weather—a crucial component in its legendary finishes and devilish appeal. And 2018 saw some of coldest, rainiest, and windiest conditions to date.

Pace Charts

Pace Chart Icon

Convert an athlete’s pace to the time needed to
cover a particular distance in miles or kilometers.


Course Records