One of the premier events in Boston every year is the Boston Marathon. It’s one of the oldest marathons in the world, and the event usually takes place on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday in April. It’s one of the six World Marathon Majors, including Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. All this is to say that the Boston Marathon is a big deal. Whether you are participating in the Boston Marathon or plan to congratulate someone on the route to the finish line, you will need a place that fits your needs while you are in Boston. Thatch has some of the best places for those traveling to Boston in a group or if you are planning to run the Boston Marathon with a small group. Here is what you need to know about the Boston Marathon and some ideal vacation rentals near the marathon route.
What Is The Boston Marathon?
The Boston Marathon is an annual race in Boston, Massachusetts. The first marathon was in 1897, following the rival of the marathon race in the 1896 Summer Olympics. As of 2024, the marathon is 126 years old.
Where Does The Marathon Start and How Long Is It?
It begins in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Typically, the marathon starts around noon. The average finishing time is usually between three-and-a-half to four hours long. The Boston Marathon race is 26 miles or 385 yards or 42.195 km.
Where To Stay During Boston Marathon Weekend
Depending on the size of your running group, Thatch has something for you. We offer apartments, hotels, and even hostel hybrids (Quarters) options for our guests. Here are some ideas to get you started on your search:
The properties we offer on Newbury Street are closest to the marathon route. Most of these rentals are perfect for groups of four. When you aren’t cheering on your friend, you’ll find plenty of shopping and dining options steps away.
The rental units in the heart of historic Beacon Hill along Charles Street are near the Boston Marathon finish line. This is an ideal place for those wanting an authentic Boston experience while you are here for the marathon. The area is lined with great shops and restaurants with a lot of history to immerse yourself in. Our selection of rentals includes studios, cozy one-bedroom apartments, and a one-of-a-kind three-bedroom duplex.
Stay With Us And Cross The Finish Line
Experiencing the Boston Marathon in person near the route is a great way to experience Boston’s culture. It all begins when you book directly with Thatch. Check out what is available on our website, or call us at 857-263-3073 to hear more about our current options. If you or a friend are looking for winter housing for an internship or job rotation, look into our Co-Living options.