Mark your calendars for the exhilarating 2024 Boston Marathon, slated to unfold on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 15. Athletes will charge from the starting line starting at 9:02 a.m., with the men’s wheelchair division igniting the action, followed by waves of participants until 11:15 a.m. The frontrunners from the professional men’s and women’s divisions are anticipated to triumphantly cross the finish line around 11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. respectively.

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Don’t Miss a Moment of the Action

For those unable to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere firsthand, catch every stride and cheer via televised broadcasts. Tune in to WCVB Channel 5, commencing its marathon coverage at 4 a.m. and continuing until 8 p.m. WMUR, WMTW, and WPTZ will simulcast WCVB’s broadcast during these hours. ESPN will also provide live coverage from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with additional highlights featured throughout the day on “SportsCenter.”

Streaming Options for On-the-Go Viewing

In this digital age, witness the excitement of the marathon online. Livestreams will be accessible on digital platforms and apps of WCVB, WMUR, WMTW, and WPTZ. Additionally, Very Local Boston offers a livestream accessible via mobile devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and Samsung TV (2019 and later models).

Experience the Thrill Firsthand

For those eager to witness the marathon firsthand, numerous viewing spots along the 26.2-mile course offer prime vantage points. From the electric atmosphere at the starting line in Hopkinton to the iconic finish line on Boylston Street in Boston, spectators are in for an unforgettable experience.

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Plan Your Visit Wisely

Prepare ahead for road closures and transportation options. Various commuter rail lines provide convenient access points to the course, ensuring a seamless viewing experience. ADA-accessible seating is available at select locations, ensuring inclusivity for all spectators.

Navigating Public Transit

To accommodate the surge of spectators, public transit services will be enhanced on Marathon Monday. However, be mindful of temporary closures and restrictions, particularly regarding bicycles and scooters on certain routes.

As anticipation builds for the 2024 Boston Marathon, the city gears up for an unforgettable celebration of athleticism and community spirit. Whether watching from home or lining the streets, be sure to join in the excitement of this iconic event.