Boston Marathon 2024 Live Stream, Schedule & TV Channels Info

The 128th Boston Marathon, recognized as a World Athletics Elite Platinum Label road race, is scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2024. This prestigious event will host over 30,000 participants, including top-tier athletes from more than 100 nations.

The world’s oldest marathon kicks off on Patriot’s Day in Boston, or on Monday, April 15. The annual race is one of six World Marathon Majors and attracts tens of thousands of both racers and spectators over its various events, all culminating with the 26.2 mile race stretching from Hopkinton, Massachusetts to Boston.

  • Event: Boston Marathon 2024
  • Date: Monday 15 April 2024
  • Venue: Boston, USA

What time does the Boston Marathon start?

Boston Marathon start times for racers are staggered, with the first wave kicking off at approximately 10 a.m. ET Wave 4, or the last wave, will begin around 11:15 a.m. ET.

How to watch the 2024 Boston Marathon

Live coverage of the 2024 Boston Marathon will air on WCVB Channel 5 in Boston beginning at 4 a.m. ET through 8 p.m. ET. The race will be exclusively simulcast regionally on its sister stations: WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire; NMTW in Portland/Auburn, Maine and WPTZ in Burlington, Vermont/Plattsburgh, New York.

Global Broadcasts:

  • The Boston Marathon will be televised globally, with live coverage available in numerous countries.

United States:

  • ESPN 2 will air the event live from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET. Additionally, WBZ News Radio 1030 will provide radio coverage starting at 9 AM.

Boston Local Area:

  • WCVB Channel 5 will offer extensive local coverage from 4:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET, with the live race broadcast commencing at 9 AM.

International Coverage:

  • USA and Boston Area: Live on WCVB Channel 5
  • Spain: Tele Deporte
  • Europe and Asia: Eurosport
  • Australia: FloSports
  • Canada: TSN/RDS
  • China: SMG
  • Kenya: MediaMax
  • Brazil: ESPN
  • Africa: SuperSport
  • Latin America (including South America, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico): ESPN LATAM/Sur
  • Rest of the World: Olympic Channel

Stay tuned for race schedules, results, and elite start lists closer to the event date.

Race day schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Handcycles and duos
  • 9:37 a.m.- Elite men
  • 9:45 a.m.- Elite women
  • 9:50 a.m.- Para athletics divisions
  • 10:00 a.m.- Wave 1
  • 10:25 a.m.- Wave 2
  • 10:50 a.m.- Wave 3
  • 11:15 a.m.- Wave 4


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