Pre-Race, Post-Race and Race Day Suggestions

Pre-Race, Post-Race and Race Day Suggestions


Where can I find a great restaurant for a pre-race dinner?

The B.A.A pre-race pasta dinner is a great place to mingle with likeminded runners from all over the world while enjoying their buffet style dinner. Family and friends are more than welcome at this festive event! (See link at end of document). Additionally, the North End is nicknamed “Little Italy” and in this neighborhood you can find over a hundred great Italian restaurants serving up homemade pasta with fresh ingredients. If carbo-loading is not what you’re looking for, don’t worry! Boston is filled to the brim with fantastic restaurants and your concierge will be able to direct you to a restaurant that suits you best.


How do I get to the start?

The best way to get to the start is to take the runners only B.A.A buses that depart from the Boston Common off Tremont St in Boston. The closest T station is Boylston Street on the Green Line or Park St on both the Green and Red Line.


How will my family be able to watch me run on race day?

The entire marathon route is packed full of supporters and families. Much of the last portion of the marathon is T accessible. Some of the most exciting places to spectate from on race day include “Heartbreak Hill” by Boston College, practically anywhere along Commonwealth Avenue, Beacon Street, and of course the last 2 miles near the finish line. If your family and friends are feeling particularly adventurous on marathon morning, the Framingham/Worcester Line on the commuter rail will take you to various stations (Framingham, West Natick, Natick, Wellesley Square, and Wellesley Hills Stations) where you can hop off and watch the race in a more suburban setting.


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