Sports in Hopkinton, MA

Live4Evan Team Has Few Spots Remaining for Road Race

Live4Evan, a Hopkinton non-profit, supports families of children with congenital heart disease by providing temporary housing near Boston Children's Hospital. Founded by Michael and Barbara Girardi after their son Evan’s passing, the organization is recruiting runners for the 2024 Falmouth Road Race. Interested participants should contact Dave Krueger.

For the Celtics, it All Started in Hopkinton

The Boston Celtics are on their way to another title, but the organization's foundation was laid by Hopkinton men George V. Brown and his son Walter.

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Pickleball Ribbon Cutting this Friday

Hopkinton Parks and Recreation invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of the Fruit Street Pickleball and Tennis Courts on May 31 at 3:00 PM. The event includes food, drinks, and music. The new facility features four pickleball courts and a multipurpose tennis court. Access is first-come, first-serve until September 8.

Faces at the Start Line

Hopkinton, typically a quiet town, comes alive each Patriots' Day as tens of thousands converge for the historic Boston Marathon. The 128th event drew 29,451 entrants from 129 countries; notable participants included Estonia's Roman Fosti and charity runner Zach Bilotta. Runners are supported by nearly 10,000 volunteers and cheered by spectators providing a vibrant atmosphere, with a record pace and large female pack highlighting this year's marathon.

Sisay Lemma & Hellen Obiri Win Boston

Sisay Lemma and Hellen Obiri were the top men's and women's finishers in the 128th Boston Marathon.

Waves of Starts

Waves of starts from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, as runners and spectators celebrated the 100th running of the Boston Marathon from the starting line in Hopkinton.


Grand Marshall of the 128th Boston Marathon Rob Gronkowski was on-hand to greet fans...

Scenes from the Start Line

30,000+ runners and 9,000+ volunteers!

Meet the Runners Supporting the Michael Lisnow Respite Center

The 128th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2024, will mark its centenary in Hopkinton and feature the Michael Lisnow Respite Center charity team. Co-founders of the center and special educators, Sharon Lisnow and Mary McQueeney, will start wave four of the run. Originating in 1997 to support families with disabled children, the center celebrates its 26th marathon anniversary with 73 runners fundraising to provide crucial services. Repeat runners, inspired by personal experiences and community impact, raise significant funds and awareness, weaving a tapestry of support and memories through the Respite Center's charity program.

Marathon Monday Road Closures

HPD issued an advisory for road closures for Monday, April 15.

Marathon Festivities on the Common

In advance of the 128th running of the Boston Marathon, the Hopkinton Common was alive today with food and fun for all ages. The capstone event was the first annual 100-yard dash hosted by the Hopkinton Marathon Committee.

On Your Marks!

Buff Spencer honors the volunteers that make the marathon happen every year.

Dave McGillivray To Compete In 52nd Consecutive Boston Marathon (During The Day)

After running the Boston Marathon at night for 36 years, Dave McGillivray will join daytime runners this year. As race director, he'll blend into the 30,000-strong field on April 15 after his organizational duties, aiming for a 3:30 p.m. finish. This run also marks a fundraising effort for his foundation, and he'll participate in both the Boston Marathon Expo and the TCS London Marathon shortly after.

Locals Chosen as Starters for Marathon Waves

Jack LeDuc, Tom Griffin, Paul Fitzgerald, and Sharon Lisnow & Mary McQueeney have been selected as starters for the first four waves of the 128th Boston Marathon. Celebrating their contributions to the community and the marathon itself, the wave starters all have strong ties to Hopkinton and deep connections to the race. With the honor comes excitement for these community members who've supported the marathon in various roles, from volunteers to law enforcement to charity pioneers. The Hopkinton Marathon Committee cherishes their commitment as the town marks 100 starts in Hopkinton.

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