16th Boston New Years Run

The Boston Marathon route is arguably the most famous route in all of running. The Boston New Years Run started in 2004 and has covered the famed and historic route every new years morning since. The 2019 edition will be the 16th annual Boston New Years Run.
The non-competitive, self supported run starts at 6:00 am on January 1st and all are welcome.
This is not a race. There is no registration, entry fees, timing mats, bands, finishers medals, t-shirts, times, cheerleaders, or mylar blankets. This run has nothing to do with the BAA or the real Boston Marathon and everyone is responsible for their own personal safety, liability, rides, directions and fun! If you you want to experience the historic Boston Marathon course in purest sense, this is your run!
The Boston Globe published a story just prior to the 2009 edition about the sentiments and the roots of this run.  All is (really) quiet on New Years Day! - U2

Enjoy video highlights of the 2016 run by Gregory Emerson:  HERE


DATE: Sunday January 1st, 2019


START LOCATION:  1 Main St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

COMMUNICATE: HERE (via facebook event)


QUESTIONS:  Visit Crow Athletics on facebook.


  • This is not a race.

  • Participants must take full responsibly for their personal safety.

  • Participants must plan their own transportation.

  • Participants must know the route.

  • Participants must plan for their own support and rides.

  • The run attracts 40 - 60 runners of all abilities.

  • Just show up and run.

  • Run starts on time at 6:00am sharp snow or shine.

  • Carpooling is highly recommended. (Leave vehicles with dry gear at the finish line and take fewer vehicles out to Hopkinton. Coordinate with fellow runners on FB event HERE )



You attendance includes unequivocal agreement to the Wavier of Liability below, rather seen or not, before or after attending this event.

Boston New Years Run Waiver of Liability: I know that participating in this or in any running or walking event is a potentially hazardous activity. I agree not to participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I am voluntarily assuming all risks associated with participating in this event including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, spectators or others, the effects of weather, including heat, cold and/or humidity, traffic and other conditions of the course, all risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this Wavier and knowing these facts, I, for myself and for anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release anyone associated with this run including any and all organizers, officials, volunteers, or sponsors, and each of their representatives and successors, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. In consideration of my personal choice toparticipate, Ihereby RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE anyone associated, including officers, agents, volunteers or employees (hereinafter referred to as RELEASEES) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or to any property belonging to me, while participating in such activity, while in, onor engaged in the activities being conducted or after their conclusion, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LOSS IS CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, or otherwise and regardless of whether such liability arises in tort, contract, strict liability, or otherwise, to the fullest extent allowed by law

By attending this event you are categorically agreeing to this Wavier of Liability.


#runboston • January 1, 2019

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