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Stay Connected With The Boston Marathon

Written by Charlie

Tomorrow is the highly anticipated Boston Marathon! I have several friends who are running it as well as some readers. I really wish I could have been there – if not to run, to volunteer or watch. However, since I am not in town, I am going to watch it. There are a few different ways that you can stay connected with the Boston Marathon.

Stay Connected With The Boston Marathon

Schedule of events:

  • 8:50 a.m.: Mobility Impaired start
  • 9:17 a.m.: Push Rim Wheelchair Division start
  • 9:22 a.m.: Handcycle Participants start
  • 9:32 a.m.: Elite Women’s start
  • 10:00 a.m.: Elite Men’s start and First Wave
  • 10:25 a.m.: Second Wave
  • 11:00 a.m.: Third Wave
  • 11:25 a.m. Fourth Wave

The break time between Wave 1 and 2 is 3:12:52. The break time between Wave 2 and 3 is 3:33:34.

Watching the Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

If you are local, you can watch the marathon on WBZ-TV (Channel 4). Their schedule calls for all day coverage of the race 7AM – 4PM. There will be a re-run of the day’s events on TV38 from 8PM-5AM. To see the lineup, check out their schedule here.

If you are not local, you can watch the marathon on Universal Sports. Their coverage will run from 8:30AM – 5:00PM.

To watch the marathon online, you can go here. It can only be watched online from United States, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Tracking Runners

In addition to watching the race, you can also track your friends and other runners. I always put my friends on the tracker and some of the elite runners as well. This year, Boston is using ATT for their tracking service so you can get text messages sent right to your device. For more information about that, check here.

If it works as in years past, you should also be able to get real-time split results during the race by going to the marathon website.

Listen Live

If you would rather listen the race during work or some other task, click here.

Runner’s World Race Coverage

Runner’s World always offers expert coverage in real-time of the marathon. Go here to track the coverage tomorrow.

Watching On The Course

If you are fortunate enough to live in Boston or be there with a family member or friend, you can watch the marathon from the street. While it is a lot of fun to have a front row seat to marathons, tomorrow’s Boston Marathon is going to have increased security measures. To read all of the information you need to have before heading out tomorrow, check this link.

To everyone running it, good luck tomorrow! You have already earned it – now enjoy it!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.