April 10, 2013
Navigating the Boston Marathon
by Jennifer Morotto
The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and is considered one of the world’s best-known racing events. The Marathon, held every year on Patriots’ Day (the third Monday in April), attracts over 500,000 spectators, not to mention the 20,000+ souls who brave the course! Whether you are running the race yourself, supporting a runner, or just so happen to be in Boston during this amazing event, you will likely be affected in one way or another. So you may be thinking to yourself… how does the city manage that massive influx of people? How am I going to get around with all the road closures? Where is the best place to catch the race? Fear not — we are here for you!
- Plan Ahead For Meals: With this many people in town for the race, restaurants can and will be very crowded!-(Especially the ones that serve pasta and carbs for our runners!) We are happy to help with reservations, but try and book ahead as early as possible to make sure that you get your ideal time and location!
- Time, Time and More Time!- If you are traveling on Monday, whether it be to view the marathon itself, heading to Logan Airport, or just getting around Boston, be aware of the road closures! Especially in the Copley area, as the finish line is just one block away from us, travelling (even by foot) can be a challenge—but not impossible! Just give yourself ample time to get to where you would like to go; take advantage of the T whenever you can—taking a taxi will not be as easy as it usually is!
- Watching the Marathon: If you are interested in supporting a friend or loved one, or just catching some of the excitement live, here is a list of great locations throughout the 26.2 mile course to watch!
No matter how you decide to enjoy the race, it’s a great time to be in Boston! Good luck to all the runners and have fun!