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Along The Boston Marathon Route: Natick

Through fundraising and the cheers of residents, the town of Natick embraces the spirit of the Boston Marathon. The marathon route through here covers 4.2 miles in West Natick and Natick Center. The route through […]

03/13/2015

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Along The Boston Marathon Route: Framingham

Instead of taking the crowded T to watch the race downtown, fans can take the MBTA commuter rail out to Framingham instead.

03/13/2015

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Along The Boston Marathon Route: Ashland

The town of Ashland has a long standing association with the Boston Marathon — one that dates back to the marathon’s inception.

03/13/2015

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Along The Boston Marathon Route: Hopkinton

It’s a relatively quiet suburban community until each spring on Patriots’ Day.

03/13/2015

Spectators slap high fives with passing runners at the start of the 116th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Best Spots To Watch The Boston Marathon

The weather, runners and crowd sizes may change, but the one constant that is essential to any marathon-goer is knowing where to land a great spot along the route.

03/13/2014

The bottom of Heartbreak Hill in Newton  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Newsmakers)

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Towns On The Boston Marathon Route

Most locals can name them: Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, and of course Boston. But here are five things you didn’t know about the communities along the marathon route.

04/01/2013

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More Great Bars Along The Boston Marathon Route

In addition to the old list, here’s a new list of great bars along the Boston Marathon Route.

01/21/2013

Runners on the Boston Marathon course in Hopkinton (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Best Spots To Watch The Boston Marathon

More than half a million people line the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon course each Patriots’ Day, to cheer on elite athletes, loved ones, and complete strangers.

CBS Boston–03/21/2012

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Best Bars Along The Boston Marathon Route

If you prefer a drink at the bar over a protein bar, this list is for you.

CBS Boston–03/05/2012