Our tours are for any level of runner or walker that wants to explore Boston! A five mile training run is a ton of fun when you’re outside seeing the sites of Boston or picking a destination run around the city. Have you run the Battle Road in Lexington? Freedom Trail in Boston? Louisburg Square in Beacon Hill? Join us for long runs, speed work and tempo runs – we’ve designed our routes to make your training entertaining!
Our running tours are designed to be part of your training. If you’re training for a marathon, half marathon or just want to get a good run in, we’ll give you a good run and make your training entertaining! We give you some pointers, a little bit of history, some land marks – but we’re running / brisk walking, stopping for a once in a lifetime photo op or potty break – entertaining training!
2012 Boston Marathon Preview Tours
If you’re running the Boston Marathon for the first time or have always wanted to know what it’s like – this is designed in a three part series to give you a preview of the course, chances for photos that just aren’t possible when you’re running and, best of all, a final training run on the actual marathon route. Let’s run the Boston Marathon in three enjoyable legs and experience this spectacular, historic marathon together! Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, Boston!
All tours meet at the Back Bay in Boston and take the train to the start point of your running tour. After the tour ends, runners can return to the Back Bay or leave directly.
Scheduled tours have wrapped up for the season. If you’re interested in a private tour, please contact us.
Part One: Running On History 7.9 Miles from Ashland to Natick
It all Started in Ashland, MA in 1897
As a marathon runner, you know that you’ll be starting the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, MA. But, did you know that the original start was actually in Ashland, Massachusetts? On this running tour, two guides will join the group that’s Running On History from the original start line in Ashland, Massachusetts! After the first mile, the route joins the current marathon route and you’ll experience Miles 4-10 of the BAA Marathon before returning to Boston, MA.
Historic and flat, this is a must do for every 2012 Boston Marathon runner or anyone that wants to experience it!
Part Two: Running On Milestones 6.7 Miles from Natick to Newton
Once the marathon runners reach double-digit miles, the route is in the rolling suburbs of Natick, Wellesley and Newton. The milestones on this leg include the Wellesley College, the 13 ½ mile mark and the first series of hills. Starting at Natick Square and finishing in Newton at mile marker 16, this is the most beautiful and popular leg of the series.
Part Three: Running On Heartbreak and Dreams 8.4 Miles from Newton to Boston
After 16 miles and a rolling series of hills, the Boston Marathon runners come to the final 10 miles of the course. With months of training and a series of ups and downs, runners turn the corner onto “Comm Ave” to face the infamous Heartbreak Hill. Our guides will take you through the last miles of the marathon and give you a chance to experience first hand Miles 17-25 of the marathon. (Come on … you only get to really finish once!) You’ll see Heartbreak Hill, Coolidge Corner and the Citgo sign at Fenway as you come into Kenmore Square.
Cost: $25.00 per person per tour, including train fare.
We meet rain or shine unless there is severe weather.
Payment is due in advance and non-refundable.