Congratulations and welcome to the 105th Boston Marathon! By now you've received your confirmaton with your bib number, along with some marathon details and merchandise information. Please follow the official instructions you received with the BAA materials. Here are a few additional race day details.
Wear you bib number and "ChampionChip". Plan on taking the bus from Boston out to Hopkinton on race morning. The buses will whisk competitors with bib numbers from Boston to the high school in Hopkinton in approximately 50 minutes. Use the "T" (MBTA), to get to the busses. Buses will begin loading at 6:30 A.M. and continue until 8:30 A.M. Each bus will leave as soon as it is full.
If you're driving to the start, note that all streets in Hopkinton, will close at 8:30 A.M; the roads between the start and the high school close before 6:00 A.M. Buses will be available for runners dropped off at the South Street parking lot (off of 495) until 8:00 A.M.
Baggage that you want at the finish line, may be placed in the baggage buses which will be set up at the high school.
Most of the competitors will wait, before for the race, at the Athlete Village at the high school, anxiously sipping cups of coffee. The high school has been reserved from volunteers and officials. I have arranged additional accommodations that I hope you can take advantage of.
You are welcome to meet the rest of the racewalkers and friends, prepare your feet, use the WC, keep warm, and relax at the home of Mark & Terry, Timothy and Kyle Braga. You may arrive as early as necessary.
Their home is located a less than 1 kilometer from the high school, and one-half kilometer from Hayden Rowe Street. The Braga's have opened their home to racewalkers in past Boston Marathons. Their address is 6 Kerry Lane, Hopkinton, MA 01748-1849 (phone 508-435-7804).
Here are directions from the Hopkinton High School to the Braga's home:
The high school is at the intersection of Grove Street and Hayden Rowe Street. There is a MOBIL gas station on Hayden Rowe Steet. Walk down Hayden Rowe Street and take the first right onto Robbern Road. Stay on Robbern Road, walk past the first intersection, and continue to the end of Robbbern. Then, take a right onto Eastview, walk approximately, 50 meters, and take a left onto Kerry Lane. The Braga's home is the third house on the right. It's a beige garrison with green shutters. There is a Boston Globe newspaper box at their mailbox.
I've included a computer generated map with this notice. E-mail users may double-click on the attachment or open the map with a web browser. I also posted the map at the New England Walkers's web site:
After the race, you can meet the baggage buses on Boylston Street. Although the finish line will remain "officially" open until 6:00 P.M., you should plan on picking up your baggage before that time. Baggage not picked up by that time may be locked in the BAA office and will not be available until the following morning.
Changing areas will be available. Be sure to remove the "ChampionChip" from your shoe and return it to the appropriate person. (Consider this before you lace the chip onto your shoe.) Volunteers will assist you if necessary. Family members can meet you at the finish at the area at the end of Boylston Street, near the Boston Common.
Ken Robichaud, of the North Medford Club, has invited us to stop by his club's room at the Lenox Hotel. The Lenox Hotel is located at the corner of Boylston and Exeter Streets, immediately before the Marathon finish line. Ken has room number 800 reserved Sunday and Monday nights.
To reach the Lenox, call 617-536-5300. I've included a map with directions to the hotel below. Click on the map for further information.
Those with enough energy may proceed to the official Boston Marathon post race party which includes dancing and entertainment. Light refreshments will be served. It's open to official runners and guests. Tickets are required. (City Place at the Transportation Building and "The Alley." Entrance for both at 10 Park Plaza (Charles Street)) Continuous shuttles will be provided.
Please call me if you have any questions or concerns on the Marathon, housing, transportation, etc.
Here's the list of friends competing in the 2001 Boston Marathon.
Bib # Competitor Group City ST Finish 13630 Dennis J Buckley M53 Marlborough MA 5:52:37 13308 Robert H Keating M54 Nashaua NH 4:57:46 12996 Maureen Danahy F44 Brookline MA 5:57:14 12989 Debbie Shelby F48 Spencer MA 5:57:13 13556 Steve Attaya M52 New Orleans LA 4:57:44 13116 Anne Marie Kunz F59 New York NY 5:20:18 12909 Ole Holsti M67 Chapel Hill NC 5:22:30 12880 Grace D. Mutz F41 Cary NC 5:10:48 14012 Doug Pratt M45 Hopkinton MA 4:11:28
As always, I wish all of you the best! -- Justin Kuo
You can reach me at home at 617-731-9889, or at work at 781-774-5410, or by FAX at 617-731-9062. My address is 39 Oakland Road, Brookline, MA 02445. In event of an emergency, you may New England Walkers member Priscilla Frappier (781-891-0519.)
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Monday, April 08, 2001.
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