Boston Marathon Guide

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Your Guide to the Best Boston Marathon Ever

Our unofficial, irreverent, and completely idiosyncratic guide to the city’s biggest day.


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Armed with stencils and spray cans, and assisted by his two daughters and friends, Ashland resident Jack LeDuc has painted the Boston Marathon starting line for more than 30 years. He’s also run the race 15 times. / Photograph by Scott. M. Lacey

In 2013, Boston vowed to finish the race. On Marathon Monday, starting in the wee hours, runners, families, Sox fans, and college kids will take to the streets to celebrate the one event that ties Greater Boston together in a single, unbroken line. Hundreds of thousands will come to cheer on friends and strangers. Thousands more will come to celebrate Boston’s strength and diversity. And so, for the uninitiated and the seasoned spectators alike, we present our unofficial, irreverent, and completely idiosyncratic guide to Boston’s biggest day.

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Restaurant News

Your Guide to a Marathon Day of Dining and Drinking

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Restaurant News

Boston Marathon Mile Guide

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Restaurant News

Pro Tips for Spectators

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Restaurant News

Where to Eat Before the Marathon

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Restaurant News

Boston Makes the World's Running Shoes

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Restaurant News

Explore the Marathon Route

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Restaurant News

Are You Faster Than a (Minor) Celebrity?

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Fitness

Q&A: Meb Keflezighi

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Sports

How the Marathon Began

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How to Recover from a Marathon

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Q&A: Roberta 'Bobbi' Gibb

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Sports

Kathrine Switzer Remembers Her Dramatic Run