Boston Marathon 2019
Boston Marathon 2019: Can’t cheer on the runners in person? Maybe you live elsewhere, or don’t want to spend the day in the rain at the Boston Marathon 2019.
Thankfully there are plenty of ways to watch the live TV broadcast and catch the live stream of the action online.
2019 Boston Marathon Live Stream Online Free
WBZ-TV is covering the Boston Marathon live and you can catch it on CBS local stream online, which can be seen here. You can also catch live national coverage on NBC Sports. And if you are watching internationally, you can see who is carrying the race here.
Because of a deal with the BAA, WBZ has exclusive live coverage on Monday, April 16 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET on WBZ-TV (channel 4 in Boston). Then you can find a complete rerun (no pun intended) starting at 8 p.m. on myTV38
How many people are running?
About 30,000. Since 2015, the marathon has had a cap of about 30,000 runners except for two years. In 1996, for the century anniversary of the running, the race took about 38,000 entrants. In 2014, the year after the deadly bombings at the finish line, the Boston Athletic Association expanded the field to include 36,000, in part to accommodate anyone who wasn’t able to finish the race the year before on account of the bombing.
What’s this talk of an expo?
It’s like Times Square for runners, with everything from vendors selling new kicks to talks by past marathon winners. Last year it was held way out in the Seaport. This year it’s back at Hynes Convention Center
- Friday, April 12, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, April 14, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Learn more about the Boston Marathon Expo.
And Fan Fest?
New this year, look for a three-day celebration for the fans. The Boston Marathon Fan Fest will be located at Copley Square just steps from the finish line and feature experiences with official Boston Marathon sponsors, live music, returning champions and a race weekend clinic.
- Friday, April 12, 12:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, April 14, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
What time does the Boston Marathon 2019 start?
Different athletes start at different times. The first batch head off at 8:40 a.m., and the final wave starts at 11:15 a.m.
- Mobility Impaired: 8:40 a.m.
- Men’s Push-Rim Wheelchair: 9:02 a.m.
- Women’s Push-Rim Wheelchair: 9:04 a.m.
- Handcycles and Duos: 9:25 a.m.
- Elite Women: 9:32 a.m.
- Elite Men: 10 a.m.
- Wave One: 10:02 a.m.
- Wave Two: 10:25 a.m.
- Wave Three: 10:50 a.m.
- Wave Four: 11:15 a.m.
How to watch: NBC Sports Network will carry the race, with live coverage Monday from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Locally, WBZ, Boston’s CBS affiliate, will have pre-race coverage beginning at 7 a.m. with race coverage at 9 a.m.
Where to live stream the Boston Marathon 2019: For those in New England and those whose servers are in New England, CBSBoston.com will stream coverage beginning at 9 a.m. CBSBoston.com’s online streaming rights end at the New England border for the elite portion of the race (from 9-12:15).
The 123rd running of the Boston Marathon 2019. More than 30,000 sprinters will hit the roads, including a year ago’s men’s victor, Yuki Kawauchi, and ladies’ champ, Desiree Linden. Past victors like Geoffrey Kirui, Lelisa Desisa, Lemi Berhanu, Wesley Korir, Edna Kiplagat, Caroline Rotich and Sharon Cherop are contending also.
In the men’s wheelchair division, four-time guarding champion Marcel Hug and 10-time victor Ernst van Dyk are among the top picks in the men’s race, while 2018 ladies’ boss Tatyanna McFadden will strive for her 6th victory. Read increasingly about the tip top fields here.