Boston Marathon 2019 Monday April 15, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The marathon that all other marathons are measured. Thankfully there are another ways to watch the live TV broadcast and catch the live stream of the action online.
Event: Boston Marathon 2019
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Game Time: 9:02 a.m. ET
Boston Marathon Basics Catch up on information you need to know about this year’s race. The 30,000 participants will line up on Main Street in Hopkinton and make their way 26.2 miles through the city and its surrounding towns before racing past the finish line in Copley Square.
And they’ll do so in challenging circumstances. The weather forecast for Monday, per AccuWeather, calls for rain when the first set of participants, the men’s wheelchair race, line up at 9:02 a.m. ET, which has the potential to grow heavy through the other waves, with the last start time scheduled for 11:15 a.m. ET.
However, the rain won’t be raw, and wind shouldn’t be a big factor; the temperature will be in the mid-50s and could rise above 60 in the afternoon. It certainly won’t be as trying as last year’s conditions.
One of the best parts about the Boston Marathon is its humbling ability to unite runners from all walks of live; former athletes and regular folks are one and the same when it comes to 26.2 miles of what’s recognized as one of the world’s most challenging races.
Whether you’re camping out along the route to cheer on friends and family or planning on watching remotely, here’s everything you need to know about the 123rd Boston Marathon.
The race will begin on Main Street in Hopkinton, a suburb of Boston. From there, runners will traverse through suburbs Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley and Newton (location of the infamous Heartbreak Hill) before reaching the city proper.
Once in Boston, runners will take Hereford Street toward Boylston Street to finish in Copley Square near John Hancock Tower.
Along the way, there are plenty of road closures citizens should be aware of. They will take effect from 3:30 a.m. and continue well into the evening.
Hopkinton: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ashland: 7:15 a.m-1:45 p.m.
Framingham: 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Natick: 8:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Wellesley: 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Newton: 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Brookline: 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m
Boston: Variable-7 p.m. (Boylston Street at 8:00 p.m.)
Many of Boston’s major roads will be affected by closures, including but not limited to sections of Boylston Street, Beacon Street, Newbury Street, Commonwealth Avenue, Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.