Colonial Road Runners Boston Marathon Bus

Mon April 17, 2023 Braintree, MA 02184 US Directions




If you are a South Shore runner who is registered for the 2023 Boston Marathon, here is the best way to get to Hopkinton on race day (Monday, April 17th), without having to travel into Boston to take a BAA shuttle bus.  Colonial Road Runners sponsors a comfortable intercity "coach" bus that goes directly to Hopkinton from the Braintree MBTA Red Line Station.  In Hopkinton, the bus will be parked near the Athletes Village at Hopkinton High School, in a lot set aside by the BAA exclusively for running clubs.  The bus will remain in Hopkinton, and available for your use, until after all of the marathon "waves" are underway. 


According to the BAA, runners using our bus “should be prepared for inspection.”  Also, while runners will be allowed to have personal items (food, clothing, etc.) on the bus, be aware that THERE WILL NOT BE ANY BAGGAGE TRANSPORTATION FROM HOPKINTON TO BOSTON.  (The CRR bus does NOT go to Boston after the race begins, and will NOT provide transportation back from Boston to Braintree.)  


The Colonial Bus will depart from the Braintree MBTA Red Line Station, located near the Union Street exit from Route 3 (Exit 40, formerly Exit 17).  (Street address:  197 Ivory Street, Braintree)  This will allow you to park at the adjacent MBTA garage ($9/day), and return by subway or commuter rail to your car after finishing the Boston Marathon. 


6:30 AM SHARP!  This departure time is based on the BAA's required arrival time in Hopkinton for club buses.


Registration for the bus is $35 per person.  Colonial Road Runners members receive a $10 discount (automatically applied at checkout), for a net cost of $25.  You can sign up for a Colonial Road Runners membership during the registration process for the Bus, and receive the $10 member's discount immediately!  (For full information on Colonial Road Runners, visit


The Colonial Road Runners Boston Marathon Bus is available ONLY to runners who are registered for the Boston Marathon. 

Bus registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration fees are non-refundable.


197 Ivory Street
Braintree, MA US 02184

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