2014 Boston Marathon

The race day is April 21, 2014.

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    Information for Spectators with Disabilities


    Parking: Parking for people with Disabled Placards in Copley Square is extremely limited. There are 5 Accessible Parking Spaces located on Blagden Street, which is on the opposite side of the Boston Public Library.

    Viewing: There is a Wheelchair Accessible viewing area located at Hereford Street. The grandstand at the finish line will be accessible with a seating area for wheelchair users. Sidewalks are ramped in additional areas as needed.
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    MBTA Transit Schedule

    The MBTA will accommodate thousands of extra riders as they travel throughout Greater Boston for the 2014 Boston Marathon.

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News & Press Releases

  • Officials Outline Boston Marathon Public Safety Plans

    Increased police presence, EMS staffing, and emergency communications; Street closures and traffic advisories; Trauma counseling

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  • City of Boston Traffic & Parking Advisory: Boston Marathon

    Find complete information on parking and traffic for Monday, April 21.

    Read Traffic Advisory

Related Stories

  • City Archivists Preserve Boston Marathon Memorial

    Notes and well-wishes have come from every corner of the globe after the events of the Boston Marathon, but many of these messages are not weather-resistant. The more fragile keepsakes have been moved to the city archives in West Roxbury where they can be viewed, while items such as running shoes, stuffed animals, and baseball hats will remain in Copley Square for some time. 

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  • Moment of Silence - 4/15/14

    Join the City of Boston, the nation, and the world in a moment of silence on Tuesday, April 15 at 2:49 PM in memory of the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon.


    A Boston Marathon Tribute will be held at the Hynes Convention Center on Tuesday, April 15 to honor those affected by last year’s events, including those who lost lives, survivors, and first responders. The 118th running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 21.