Boston Marathon start times: What time does the 2023 race begin?

Boston Marathon start times: What time does the 2023 race begin?
Published 11 months ago on Apr 13, 2023

Generally, the race starts at 9:00 am ET for wheelchair participants, followed by the handcycle division at 9:02 am ET, and the elite women at 9:32 am ET.

The elite men and first wave of runners begin at 10:00 am ET, with subsequent waves starting at intervals after that. The 2023 Boston Marathon is scheduled to be held on Monday, April 17. However, please note that start times are subject to change and participants should check the official Boston Marathon website for the most up-to-date information.

2023 Boston Marathon start times:

  • 6 a.m., Military March
  • 9:02 a.m., Men’s Wheelchair
  • 9:05 a.m., Women’s Wheelchair
  • 9:30 a.m., Handcycles & Duos
  • 9:37 a.m., Professional Men
  • 9:47 a.m., Professional Women
  • 9:50 a.m., Para Athletics Division
  • 10 a.m., Wave 1
  • 10:25 a.m., Wave 2
  • 10:50 a.m., Wave 3
  • 11:15 a.m., Wave 4

2023 Boston Marathon projected finish times:

10:20-10:30 a.m., Men’s Wheelchair

10:33-10:43 a.m., Women’s Wheelchair

11:37-11:47 a.m., Professional Men

12:04-12:14 p.m., Professional Women

5:30-6 p.m., Official timing stops six hours after the last runner crosses the start line



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