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Boston Marathon - Monday April 16, 2012

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 8:14 pm on April 13, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The 116th running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Patriot's Day -- Monday, April 16, 2012.

Boston Marathon Wheel Chair Racers, illustration, Copyright (c)1997 Randy M. Harris, all rights reserved.

To accommodate the 25,000+ participants, start times will be staggered into three waves following the disabled and elite marathoners who will begin to leave Hopkinton starting at 9:00am.

The schedule below lists the various divisions and starting times:

  • 9:00 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 and Wave One Start
  • 10:20 a.m. - Wave Two Start
  • 10:40 a.m. - Wave Three Start

Runners will pass through Framingham headed east from the Ashland town line to the Natick town line on Rt. 135, (Waverly Street in Framingham).

Waverly Street, (Rt. 135), and the roads crossing it will be closed starting at 8:30am until approximately 1:30pm. Motorists needing to get through Downtown Framingham will need to use alternate routes.  The roads will remain barricaded and closed to vehicular traffic until the majority of runners pass through Framingham.  There is no parking on Waverly Street on the night before the race.

For more info, visit the B.A.A. / Boston Marathon Website at:


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