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Boston Marathon UK

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Take part in the UK's very own Boston Marathon in Lincolnshire. Great for runners of all stripes, this pancake-flat course starts from Boston Market Place and ends at Boston College. Get involved for the epic race atmosphere and for the unique finisher's medal.

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Boston (UK) Marathon 2020 is in the 5th year after establishing a very popular and successful event over the last four years - check our website for our runner comments!

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How to enter

What's included:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Free t-shirt
  • Post-race goodie bag
  • Chip timing
  • Prize money (Up to £300 for 1st place)
  • Age grade prizes
  • Distance marked
  • Refreshment stations
Marathon
8:15am Mon 31st May 2021

Run 26.2mi

Half Marathon
12:00am Mon 31st May 2021

Run 13.1mi

Fun Run
10:00am Mon 31st May 2021

Run 3mi

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What people think
4.6
15 reviews
Allen
Star
3.7
Did the Marathon in 2019
The organisation was first class, the volunteers at the water stations were amazing with plenty of encouragement and goodies to keep you going and the little helpers at the bag reclaim so good. Only downside is the course is 26 miles of open wilderness and only one village on route.… read more
Antonia
Star
4.7
Did the Marathon in 2019
Fantastic marshals, brilliant water stations, amazing support on bikes keeping us safe but so lonely on the windy country lanes. Brilliantly organized though… read more
Steven
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Loved it completely. Organisation was first class. From signing up for thee vent to receiving medal and goody bag (IMO the contents of the bag were exactly what they should be after a long run). Location was easy to get to off main roads. Ample parking, organisers were friendly, nice supportive crowds. I acknowledge there were times when you would not see many people for periods of time, but I knew that before signing up. For me and probably lots of others the appeal is how flat the route is - and it really is. I achieved a PB for a half marathon 14/4/19 and was five minutes quicker than Cambridge half (also flat). Plenty of water stations with lots of people handing out bottles. Lovely people at the end. Would def do again. If you want to get your head down, aim for a PB you should do this :)… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How do I get my race pack?
If you've entered this race before 4th April, your pack will be mailed out to you at least 1 week before the race. Those who enter after this date will need to collect the pack either at the meet & greet event on Saturday evening, or from race control on the Sunday morning.… read more
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
This course is open to traffic so please do not wear headphones. Under UKA laws, only bone-conducting headphones are permitted.… read more
FAQ
Is there baggage storage available?
There is a bag drop available from Boston College at 0700 as well as Boston Market Place at 0800. Please note: all Market Place bags will be transferred to the College for collection.… read more
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Route description
Route description

This road marathon is a completely flat course, making it perfect for first timers and for experienced runners alike. Be it your first attempt at this distance or an opportunity to clock a PB, this is a fantastic race to get involved in.

The course will kick-off from the Boston Market Place and end at Boston College. The race takes place on the Sunday preceding Patriots Day in the US.

Boston Marathon Route has been measured and certified by AUKCM (Association of UK Course Measurers).

There will be 9 drink stations across the duration of the course as well as portable toilet facilities every 2.5 miles.

AWD runners are more than welcome and no charge for their support runners if required.

Allen
Star
3.7
Did the Marathon in 2019
The organisation was first class, the volunteers at the water stations were amazing with plenty of encouragement and goodies to keep you going and the little helpers at the bag reclaim so good. Only downside is the course is 26 miles of open wilderness and only one village on route.
Antonia
Star
4.7
Did the Marathon in 2019
Fantastic marshals, brilliant water stations, amazing support on bikes keeping us safe but so lonely on the windy country lanes. Brilliantly organized though
Steven
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Loved it completely. Organisation was first class. From signing up for thee vent to receiving medal and goody bag (IMO the contents of the bag were exactly what they should be after a long run). Location was easy to get to off main roads. Ample parking, organisers were friendly, nice supportive crowds. I acknowledge there were times when you would not see many people for periods of time, but I knew that before signing up. For me and probably lots of others the appeal is how flat the route is - and it really is. I achieved a PB for a half marathon 14/4/19 and was five minutes quicker than Cambridge half (also flat). Plenty of water stations with lots of people handing out bottles. Lovely people at the end. Would def do again. If you want to get your head down, aim for a PB you should do this :)
Ken
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A nice, well organised, friendly event. They have a marathon, half marathon and a fun run. Had 615 doing the full marathon which set off ten minutes before the 564 doing the half. The two routes were shared for the first five or so miles so the front runners in the half caught up with the tail of the marathon, but it wasn't a problem as the runners were well spread out. A nice flat course along country roads so definite PB potential - just need to turn the wind off! Lots of water stations and friendly marshalls providing encouragement. Had a fairly strong headwind on the way out and a tailwind to see us home. Easy online entry, not too expensive (18 for affiliated runners) and I got my number and race day instructions in the post a week before the start. Had a very good Facebook page with event info and links to results and photos after the event. Results were online on the day. Nice t-shirt, medal and goodie bag - though it would have been good to have a separate medal and t-shirt for each event rather than just Boston Marathon ones. Some great free photos from local photographers all round the course were a very nice bonus. I really enjoyed it and hope to do it again.
Jody
Star
4.7
Did the Marathon in 2019
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Ash
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
Great marathon water stations every 2 miles or so with sports top bottles, great Marshall's, water stations, organisation, cheap entry, medal t shirt, goody bag ets all for less than 30! Flat and fast course on quiet country lanes. This will grow fast as everyone rates it so highly!
Nathan
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
Great marathon everyone who was involved in organising it did a brilliant job you must come and do either the full or half and experience it for yourself.
Darren
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
A well organised marathon. Ideal for a PB as it so flat. Having been use to training with hills(I live in the North East of Scotland) you forget how harder it is running on the flat..But 20mins off my PB I cannot complain. A brilliant day all round
Katie
Star
3.0
Did the Fun Run in 2019
Course needed more marshals. Children shouldnt be expected to be crossing roads alone in an organised race. The turn off onto the fun run diversion also needed better signage/direction from the marshals as lots went past it. Compared to last year didnt like the route at all!
Charlotte
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great half marathon- everyone is so friendly and supportive. The course is mostly rural on quiet roads and extremely flat, which is great for pb's, but even a little wind can feel like a gale! This was my second year here and I'll definitely be back again.
Carl
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Great atmosphere, great course and suppoters. Marshalling was great and plenty of water stations. All around a great time. Great place to PB
Natalie
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
Very well organised event. Plenty of water stations and the marshals were fabulous. Brilliant atmosphere at the start and finish and excellent goodie bag!
Nicole
Star
4.3
Did the Marathon in 2019
Stress free marathon. Extremely well organised and the best marshals Ive ever encountered on a marathon.
Denise
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This was my first half marathon, I found from booking the event through to receiving the details and arrival at the venue extremely professional and well organised. Although the route was a bit boring in places, the atmosphere from the support we got, wether it was the marshals, water station supervisors ( which were superb with extra little treats ) or the general public, was a great help, especially to a slow first timer like me. Would definitely recommend this event. ooh and the goodie bag t-shirt and medal was worth the effort.
Scott
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
Fantastic marshalls and a flat, fast course. Great atmosphere leading up to and during the event. Highly recommended
4.6
15 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

**Schedule:

Sat 18th April

1900:** Meet and Greet at the New England Hotel (49 Wide Bargate, PE21 6SH)

**Sun 19th April

0700:** Event opens

0900: Full Marathon

0915: Half Marathon

0930: Fun Run

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled race start time - the start point is around a 5 - 10 minute walk away from the parking area.
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Please note:** anyone who registers for this race after the 4th April will have to collect their race pack on the day, all other race packs will be mailed out.

Spectators

Spectators are more than encouraged to come along to this event a cheer on any family or friends who are taking part.

The recommended vantage points are at the start and finish area.

How to get there

8 Wormgate, Boston PE21 6NP, UK

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Address: Boston Market Place, PE21 6NN

Parking: Limited Car parking at the college (first come first served), additional car parks adjacent to the Market Place (Sunday charges apply).

There is a £1.20 parking fee on Sunday's.

Accommodation: An extensive list of great places to stay within the area can be found at this link: https://www.bostonmarathon.co.uk/accommodation

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How do I get my race pack?
If you've entered this race before 4th April, your pack will be mailed out to you at least 1 week before the race. Those who enter after this date will need to collect the pack either at the meet & greet event on Saturday evening, or from race control on the Sunday morning.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones?
This course is open to traffic so please do not wear headphones. Under UKA laws, only bone-conducting headphones are permitted.
FAQ
Is there baggage storage available?
There is a bag drop available from Boston College at 0700 as well as Boston Market Place at 0800. Please note: all Market Place bags will be transferred to the College for collection.
FAQ
Is there catering on-site?
Boston College is home to a catering school with a fantastic reputation who will be offering a variety of food on the day.
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Marathon
8:15am Mon 31st May 2021
Half Marathon
12:00am Mon 31st May 2021
Fun Run
10:00am Mon 31st May 2021
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