Boston Marathon 2024
2024 Boston Marathon with Marathon Tours & Travel Accommodation & Support
Managed by the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. It is the only Abbott World Marathon Majors race that requires a qualifying performance time. Held annually on Patriot’s Day, a holiday celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine in observance of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, the Boston Marathon is rich in history and tradition. The legendary point-to-point course starts in rural Hopkinton and passes through numerous quaint New England towns before finishing on Boylston Street in the heart of Boston.
Each runner must secure their own race entry with B.A.A.
Photo credit @ BAA.
This is a high demand event. Availability is very limited. If you do not see any availability for your chosen package please contact us to add your name to our waitlist.
Travel Package Information
Friday 12 April, 2024
Arrive in Boston and check-in to your hotel. This afternoon and evening is on your own to enjoy the many fine restaurants, bars, and cafes in Boston.
Saturday 13 April, 2024
Boston Marathon Course Tour (optional) & Welcome Reception
Today is a free day. We strongly suggest you reserve a spot for the official Boston Marathon Course Tour, which is planned for 2:00pm. This is optional and is open to runners and supporters for £35 per person. It departs from the Sheraton Boston Hotel and tickets must be purchased in advance. This evening we will gather for a special Welcome Reception.
Sunday 14 April, 2024
Boston Marathon Course Tour (optional) & Pre-race Dinner
You will have the day to sight see in Boston. We can offer a number of suggestions of sightseeing ideas and activities while visiting Bean Town. The Boston Marathon Course Tour is available again today at 10:00 AM. This is optional and is open to runners and supporters for £35 per person. Join us this evening for our pre-race dinner.
Monday 15 April, 2024
Race Day & Post-race Celebration
It’s an early morning departure in our Private Coach from the Marriott Copley Hotel to Hopkinton. This is to ensure you arrive in time according to the B.A.A. guidelines and security. Following the race you will have the afternoon to recharge and then we invite you to start your evening at our post-race celebration reception.
Packages & Rates
Boston Marathon 2024 Accommodation Options
A wide choice of excellent hotels for the independent runner who requires accommodation only, great value and ideally located for the marathon. Available to book here.
VIP Hotel Package
The Marathon Tours & Travel VIP package is for the runner who wishes to have logistics taken care of for them, including a Private Coach to Hopkinton on race morning! Additional features include a four-night stay at the ideally situated Marriott Copley Hotel, a Welcome Reception, and a Pre-Race Pasta Dinner with a special guest speaker.
Marathon Tours & Travel Boston Marathon VIP Hotel package includes the following:
- Stay at the Marriott Copley Hotel for 4 nights (Friday – Tuesday)
- Hotel taxes
- Welcome Reception (Saturday)
- Pre-race Pasta Dinner (Sunday)
- Private Coach to Hopkinton (Monday)
- Marathon Tours & Travel throwaway pre-race poncho
- Post-race reception (Monday)
- Guidance and support from Marathon Tours & Travel team in Boston
Rates (all prices are per person in UK pounds sterling)
Double Occupancy Single Occupancy Boston 4 nights package from 12th April, 2024 £1309 per person £2195 Extra nights £187 per person £374
- Official Boston Marathon Course Tour at £35
- We do not sell Boston Marathon race entries. Each runner must secure their bib directly with the B.A.A.
Boston Marriott Copley Place stands tall in Boston’s Back Bay capturing the city’s rich history and modern style. Set downtown, four miles from Logan International Airport, stay within reach of top Boston attractions, including Copley Square, Fenway Park, and directly connected to over 200 premier restaurants and shops at the Prudential Center and Copley Place Mall. Experience an expansive 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool, and a brand new exclusive M Club. Each of our reimagined hotel rooms and suites features sleek decor, platform beds, spa-like bathrooms, and remarkable city views. Satiate cravings with freshly-prepared meals delivered by A la Carte in-room dining, or catch a game on a big screen while dining at Yard House.
2024 Boston Marathon
Monday 15 April, 2024
There are four wave starts for runners, preceded by professional wheelchair athletes, hand-cycles, and professional elite runners.
The course follows a point-to-point route from rural Hopkinton to Boston. The course is certified per the guidelines set forth by the IAAF and USA Track and Field.
Runners must qualify to run the Boston Marathon by running a qualifying time at a certified marathon. Qualifying times are determined by your age on the date of the Boston Marathon in which you will be participating. Each runner must secure their bib directly with the B.A.A.
We highly recommend booking the Boston Marathon Course Tour. This is optional and is open to runners and supporters for £35 per person. All tours depart from the Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton Street) and tickets must be purchased in advance. We recommend bringing your Program Book so you have a map of the course.
All official race rules must be followed.
As principal sponsor, John Hancock provided the first-ever prize money in 1986 and continues that tradition. The top finishers have received more than $20 million in prize money and course-record bonuses over the past 33 years. Learn more here.
The average weather during the month of April in the Boston area is a high of 62F and the average low is 47F. Temperature swings are common in New England in the spring.
Registration & Booking
How to Book
To make your booking, click on the book now button, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.
When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for USA’s current entry restrictions and requirements. Advice for the UK is available here – USA travel advice
Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy also covers you to participate in running events.
Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited, and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.
Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed.