The 2017 Boston Marathon
The Boston Marathon, one of the city's biggest events of the year, and also known as the "Patriots Day Race”, features about 36,000 elite runners from around the world competing in a route made difficult by rolling terrain and features such as "Heartbreak Hill." 26 mile, 385 yard course between Hopkinton and Boston. FREE to watch. Start times range from 9:17am to 11:15am.
Run of the Charles
Kick off the paddling season on April 30, 2017 with the 35th Run of the Charles: Boston's Premier Paddling Race. As CRWA's signature event, the Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England and a major event in Greater Boston where it draws an average of 1,500 racers and thousands more spectators each year! Races start between 10:30am and 1pm, depending on the race length (6 to 26 miles). Free for spectators.