The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon event that takes place in the city of Boston. Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is organized to mark the celebrations of the Patriot's Day. Incidentally, it occurs on the third Monday of April every year.
The event started in the year 1897 with heavy influence from the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in Summer Olympics, 1896. The Boston Marathon was originally a local event, but its fame and status have attracted runners from all over the world.
The credit goes to the Boston Athletic Association a non-profit organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running for spear heading the event with zeal and fervor. The participation of thousands of runners and even more spectators make this event a king size sporting extravaganza. Enjoy the competitive spirit of the marathon guys while they take on the rough hilly trails of New England and braves the unstable weather.
The course runs through 26.22 miles 42.195 km and passing through different zones and trails, it reaches city streets into the center of Boston, where the official finish line is located at Copley Square. The presence of the Newton hills, which culminate in Heartbrake hill makes the marathon testing and taxing.
The magnitude of the event is evident from the number it generates. On an average, about 20,000 registered participants come here to be a part of the race. And on its 100th year celebration, the number broke all records and reached a staggering 38,000!