The 26.2 Foundation has released a conceptual preview of the International Marathon Center to be built in Hopkinton. The state-of-the-art facility will feature an education and conference center, a marathon museum, and a hall of fame. The IMC will be located on Route 135, less than a mile from the start line of the Boston Marathon.
The 26.2 Foundation entered into a 99-year lease with the Town of Hopkinton for the 19-acre site last May. They are working with a number of local companies for architecture, design, site analysis and permitting. GRL Architects was contracted to design the 25,000 square foot facility.
“I firmly believe that bringing an International Marathon Center to Hopkinton is not only a testament to our town’s rich running heritage but also a catalyst for significant economic growth within our community,” said GRLA co-founder and Principal Scott Richardson. “By hosting this prestigious institution, we open doors to a world of opportunities, attracting athletes, enthusiasts, and tourists from across the globe. This influx of visitors will undoubtedly breathe new life into local businesses, creating jobs, boosting revenue, and fostering a vibrant economy that benefits every resident of Hopkinton.”
Watch the video tour of the IMC below, narrated by 26.2 Foundation CEO Tim Kilduff.