Another Boston sports tradition in April is the annual Patriots Day running of the Boston Marathon. Upward of 500,00 spectators line the 26 mile course from Hopkinton to Boston. More than 15,000 runners from all over the world come to Boston for the biggest prize money in road racing.
On the first two Mondays in February the Fleet Center is reserved for the Harvard, Northeastern, BC, and BU hockey teams for the annual Beanpot Tournament. Started more than 50 years ago at the Boston Garden, a Beanpot title can turn a poor season into a successful one for the winning team.
An October tradition since 1965, the Head Of The Charles Regatta brings more than 7,000 international rowers to the banks of the Charles River. The two-day regatta, the world largest, draws more than 300,000 spectators to watch the 21 different events.
There is always something going on in the Boston sports world. There is a abundance of high school and college sports. There has been a recent growth in minor league baseball and hockey with teams coming to cities all around New England. There is the Boston Cannons Lacrosse team, and the Arena Football League has plans for a Boston franchise.
In a region renown for its seasons, Boston sports is hot all seasons. Be it college, pro, or high school, the local teams are steeped in tradition. The drama, excitement, and pleasure Bostonians derive from the celebration of sports has been a great contribution to the pride and spirit of the city.
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