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Boston Events - The Boston Marathon - Monday. April 18 - Patriot's Day

Serious runners and professional athletes from around the world arrive this month to compete in the heralded Boston Marathon. One of the six World Marathon Majors - and the oldest annual marathon in existence - this 26.2-mile race is an inspiring testament to strength, grace, and perseverance. The Boston Marathon always takes place on Patriot's Day, which falls on Monday, April 18 this year. Runners must qualify to compete in the race, which is one of the pinnacle events for marathon races. Over 30,000 athletes will race the course, and over half a million spectators will cheer them on from the sidelines. It's impossible not to get swept away in the excitement when you're visiting the city during the Boston Marathon.

Racing gets started in heats at 8:50 am, with the final wave of runners setting off at 11:15 am. Stay at our nearby hotel, and you'll be in prime position to enjoy the best that Boston has to offer. Whether you're running in the event or watching the excitement, our upscale rooms and suites are the perfect place to relax before and after the Boston Marathon. If you would like to watch the race, our concierge will be happy to tell you about the best places to see the runners face the ultimate test of courage and determination. Want to know more? Please contact us for more information about our hotel, the marathon, and other Boston events.

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