Thousands of Americans declare their running passion and plan celebrations all over the country next Wednesday.
Geoffrey Mutai, Caroline Kilel will headline fields of inaugural event.
"Why not?" asks the race's head official.
They are also asking the Boston Athletic Association for more money.
The change will not affect the size of the overall field.
Defending champions set to return for Patriots Day classic.
One columnist doesn't think so.
The 2011 Boston Marathon sold out in under ten hours, upsetting a lot of runners.
Many runners who had worked hard to quality for Boston were unable to enter the 2011 race.