New England Honda Dealerships Partners with Boston Marathon and BAA Distance Medley as Official Vehicle Sponsor

The Honda lineup will be at the front of the pack as racers hit the trail

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) today announced a multi-year partnership with Honda dealerships in New England naming Honda as the Official Vehicle of the Boston Marathon and BAA Distance Medley. A variety of Honda cars, trucks and motorcycles will be used in various capacities to lead nearly 30,000 participants to the front of the Boston Marathon.

“We at BAA welcome Honda to our family of sponsors and look forward to seeing their vehicles at our events over the next few years,” said BAA President and CEO Tom Grilk. “BAA and New England Honda dealerships are both committed to providing a memorable and smooth experience on the roads, whether you’re racing or driving.”

Among this year’s vehicles for the 126th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18 are the 2022 Honda Passport 5-seat SUV and Ridgeline midsize pickup truck, along with two Gold Wing motorcycles and the Metropolitan scooter. Honda vehicles will accompany the Honorary Grand Marshal along the course, along with top male, female and wheelchair professional athletes as they make their way to the finish line. Honda vehicles will also be part of the road reopening program at the end of each event.

Racers and fans can interact with Honda vehicles on display at the Boston Marathon Fan Fest in Copley Square Park and the Boston Marathon Expo at the Hynes Convention Center from April 15-17. A special Honda Distance Medley tent will be available for participants of the three BAA Distance Medley events: the BAA 5K on April 16, the BAA 10K on June 26 and the BAA Half Marathon on November 13. New Honda models will be on display for riders, volunteers and spectators to enjoy.

The Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world, and the 126th edition will take place on Monday, April 18. Nearly 30,000 participants are expected to participate in the 126th Boston Marathon.

The BAA Distance Medley is a three-race series that takes place throughout the calendar year and is open to athletes of all ages and skill levels.


Founded in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through sport, especially running. The BAA’s Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world, and the organization runs other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and running programs year-round. Since 1986, the main sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, as well as international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. For more information about the BAA, the BAA Running Club or the BAA High Performance Team, please visit


Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent Honda dealerships in the United States. According to the latest data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Honda has the best fleet average fuel economy and the lowest CO2 emissions of any major US automaker. The Honda lineup includes the Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, as well as the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup truck and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s range of electrified vehicles includes the Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid and Insight hybrid-electric sedan – which will be joined in 2024 by the Honda Prologue, the first vehicle Honda battery electric.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing plants in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the United States were manufactured in North America, using domestically and globally sourced parts.

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