Logistics of a Day in Boston
I thought I’d share a little more about how my Marathon Monday is setting up. The logistics that you might not otherwise care about, but are pretty cool considering this wonderful running community on Cape Cod!
On the Cape we have two main running clubs, the Cape Cod Athletic Club and the Falmouth Track Club. They’re both wonderful, I belong to both. We even have events like bowling nights and softball games where we challenge each other in other fun ways! The way I see it from the outside, CCAC tends to cover the mid-Cape out to the lower-Cape, and FTC is a more obvious group of Falmouth and Mashpee-area runners on the upper-Cape. I live directly in the middle, but I now work for FTC’s own Cape Cod Marathon, Half & Relay (and more officially for the Falmouth Road Race next door).
When it comes to the Boston Marathon, there’s a bus every Cape Cod runner is welcome to jump on on race morning (if you reserved a spot in time) and catch a ride all the way to the start line in Hopkinton! The bus is organized by Hanlon’s Shoes on Main Street in Hyannis, and the cost is $30. You can even sit, warm and comfortable on the bus – using the bathroom on the bus! – until your start time.
Not just that though! CCAC and FTC have reserved a large, joint suite on the finish line at The Lenox Hotel where members can get a hot shower, change of clothes, rehydrate, and meet up with loved ones! Ahhhhmazing!
I’m so excited to see friends along the course, all the way from running pals before Mile 10, to Oiselle’s “cowbell corner” at Mile 13, to my husband and close friends on Heartbreak Hill, to photographer buds between Miles 22 and 24, and hopefully the husband again at the finish line! But a huge thanks to EVERYONE who is out there making noise, because I know I’m going to appreciate you all!
Next post will include my bib number and outfit to look for! (including the shirt above)