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March 24, 2024

Runners outside on James St

On your mark. Get set. Race! The oldest road race in North America returns to Hamilton for its 129th season.

  • First run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon, it's the oldest long-distance race in North America.
  • Drawing tens of thousands of runners and spectators, and has been won by the best athletes in the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medalists.
  • Runners can choose to participate in either a 5k or 30k race. Both routes offer flat and hillier, more demanding sections around Hamilton’s beautiful harbour.
  • Visit the Around the Bay website for more spectator tips, including the best places to watch from and road closure and parking info.

While You're Here

28 James St North,


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