How to Watch the Boston Marathon Mar 27, 2023

The 2023 Boston Marathon hosted by the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) is set for April 17th, and you don’t want to miss it! We’ve got all the information you need, from start times and where to watch to in-person spectator rules. As the oldest marathon in the world, and one of the best athletic traditions in Boston, this race is definitely a must-watch!

Get the Marathon Map and Follow the Course

The marathon runs through six of Boston’s suburbs: Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline. Every location offers the runners unique challenges along the way and important milestones. There’s so much to learn about each city, their histories, and what they contribute to the race overall.

Full course information can be found here!

Boston Marathon TV Coverage

For anyone watching from home, WCVB Channel 5 will start live coverage at 4:00 am ET until 8:00 pm ET, and live national coverage will air on ESPN’s flagship channel from 8:30 am ET to 1:00 pm ET. The race can also be watched regionally on WCVB’s sister stations or through WCVB’s television partners.

If you’re watching in person, click here for spectator information.

Follow the Race on Your Phone

Want to track the marathon runners during the race? Well, of course, there’s an app for that! The BAA offers the most complete app for the ultimate experience. Live track every participant, access interactive course maps, and even post updates right to your social media accounts.

Download the BAA mobile app for Apple iOS or Android!

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