The Boston Marathon is widely regarded as the most prestigious race of its kind in the entire world. A storied local tradition, it takes place every year on Patriots’ Day—a Massachusetts holiday commemorating the 1775 beginning of the American Revolution with the battles at Lexington and Concord. The entire state takes the day off from school and work, and crowds fill the streets along the route to cheer on runners, and the Red Sox play a home game early in the morning as the final piece of this favorited tradition.
Following the tragic bombings in 2013, the Boston Marathon has attained a new symbolic face of strength and local pride making it that much more of an emblematic gathering.
Monday, April 18, 2016