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Video originally appeared on Women’s Running and was produced by Greg Liszt, music by Jenna Moynihan and text by Rebecca Warren.

The Boston Marathon is one of the most prestigious races in the world. But if you’re a first-time runner in the event, the course can seem daunting if you’ve never experienced it. Watch this this three-minute video which appeared on our sister publication Women’s Running and get to know more about the iconic course. Here’s everything you need to know about the journey from Hopkinton to Copley Square.