|Place to report:||In Natick at 38 Central St. Point is on right side 45 ft. before pole 196-12 (at driveway to white 2 story home)|
|Team Captain:||Justin Kuo|
|Telephone:||617-731-9889 home; 617-293-9831 nextel|
|Time to report:||10:00 a.m. for 5km, 5M, 10km, 15km, 10M, 20km and 13.1M|
|10:30 a.m. for 15M, 25km, 30km, 20M, 35km, 40km and 25M|
Note: It is important to report on time for the team captain to assign two person teams, go through all procedures, answer any questions you may have, and give you your volunteer jacket. Be prepared for traffic congestion and leave yourself plenty of time to get to your checkpoint!
Volunteer jacket: Your team captain will distribute all jackets on race day at the checkpoint location.
What to bring: The instructions you are now reading and the recording sheets enclosed (which will be sent to selected individuals only, a stopwatch, clipboard, pencils (#2 soft pencils are recommended, do not use ball-point pen), and a clear plastic bag to put over the clipboard in case of rain. Please wear the volunteer jacket that will be provided to you on race day, dress appropriately for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes. You will be at this location for a while, we suggest you bring lunch and/or other refreshments. Please do not bring children and/or dogs!
Race Day Responsibilities: read attached instructions and:
|a.||record first 5 bib numbers and times of top wheelchair men||call in to (617) 375-9853|
|b.||record first 5 bib numbers and times of top wheelchair women||call in to (617) 375-9854|
|c.||record first 15 bib numbers and times of top male runners||call in to (617) 375-9851|
|d.||record first 15 bib numbers and times of top female runners||call in to (617) 375-9852|
When arriving at the checkpoint location, the team captain should call one of the above numbers to test that the cell location is working, and to report any difficulties and/or irregularities at the location. You will also be receiving a test call from the pressroom prior to the race start.
Note: If it absolutely impossible to get through on any of the above lines because of busy signals, please call the information in to (617) 375-9850.
|e.||record numbers of top 100 men and women|
|f.||record select times until 100th female passes your checkpoint|
|g.||give all information to your team captain, who will bring it to BAA Office.|
Note: The team captain may fax all information to the BAA on race day to fax number (617) 236-4505. Please call the BAA office at (617) 236-1725 to verify that your fax has gone through!
We appreciate you sharing your enthusiasm and time again with us this year. Your help and expertise at these checkpoints is vitally important. On behalf of the Boston Athletic Association, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
|Gloria Ratti (email@example.com)
The information collected by the checkpoint team (bib numbers and times) will be used as follows:
After recording the top 15 numbers, hand the sheet
to your team captain and continue recording through the
1 00th runner. For wheelchairs record top five men and
five women only, then give to your team captain.
Note: should several of the top 15 athletes be
running in a pack (a close group with three or more
runners beside and/or behind each other, sometimes
obscuring each others number), record them as
accurately in order as you can, and note that they are
"in a pack". Do not leave out any numbers if
Numbers on front and back are worn by:
|Men||Open Division||numbers 1 - 200|
|Men||Masters Division||numbers 501 - 600|
|Women||Open Division||numbers F1 - F150||make sure to record "F" when writing down
|Women||Masters Division||numbers F201 - F250|
NOTE: We have done our best to assign all top athletes within the above number breakdown, however, late entries in any of the above divisions may be numbered between 1000 and 1999, or higher. Please record full number. All numbers have a yellow background!
|Wheelchair||Men numbers||W1 - W100 (white background)|
|Wheelchair||Women numbers||W101 - W125 (pink background)|
All wheelchair numbers start with a We which is already filled in on your checkpoint sheets. For your information Quad Class athlete numbers have a blue background, however they are anticipated to be farther back in the field and as such would not have to be recorded.
NOTE: Wheelchair athletes will also have the digits of their bib number displayed on their helmets: in front of the helmet (when the athlete is in "tuck "or "racing" position) and on the right and left side of the helmet! The digits will also be posted on the frame of the chair, just in front of the right wheel (visible from the side). The wheelchair women's helmet and chair numbers also will have a pink background.
All bibs display the CITGO name and logo at the top, and 2002 BOSTON MARATHON name and blue logo at the bottom. All official numbers, except for wheelchair participants, this year have a pale yellow background - this is different from previous years.
The team captain will receive the sound of the starting gun through his Nextel phone, both for the wheelchair start at 11:45 a.m., and for the Marathon at 12 Noon. It is important that you start a minimum of two watches at the tones of the Nextel phone (not television or regular radio). If the tone does not come through, please use the time-ofday to start you watches, i.e., 11:45 a.m. and 12 Noon. Tests will be run between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. To be sure that you will be able to hear the tests, please turn your Nextel phone on but do not use it at any time during that period, and from 11:30 until two minutes after the Marathon start! The 5K checkpoint should wait calling in wheelchair splits until after the start tone of the open race at noon! Intermediate count-downs will be given prior to the start, and a person at the starting line will do an "all-call" one minute after the gun to let you know that "it is now one minute after the start".
Make sure the batteries of your Nextel phone are fully charged and turn the phone on. Make sure the speaker is ON when pushing button next to on/off button at the top, the screen will display: Group/Prvt Speaker: On. You will be able to hear the tone regardless of the mode your phone is set to. To call in the information you have to turn your Nextel to "phone" mode.
The 10-mile checkpoint is on Rte. 135 at #38 West Central Ave. As the runners travel, it's appoximately 2/10 mile before the Rte. 27 (and the Natick Town Greens and Gazebo.) You may want to park on Summer Street or Middlesex Ave, to allow yourself and easy departure.
I created this chart from the finish line data from 2001. It show the estimated time that the wheelchairs and runner will pass by the 10-mile checkpoint. I took into consideration the 11:45 AM wheelchair start and the noon time start for the runners.
|wc male||W3||12:17:30||0:32:30||1:25:12||wc 1||wc 1|
|wc male||W1||12:19:51||0:34:51||1:31:22||wc 2||wc 2|
|wc male||W2||12:20:05||0:35:05||1:31:58||wc 3||wc 3|
|wc male||W8||12:20:07||0:35:07||1:32:05||wc 4||wc 4|
|wc male||W4||12:22:00||0:37:00||1:37:01||wc 5||wc 5|
|wc female||W101||12:28:27||0:43:27||1:53:54||wc 18||wc 1|
|wc female||W102||12:28:28||0:43:28||1:53:58||wc 19||wc 2|
|wc female||W103||12:32:18||0:47:18||2:04:00||wc 24||wc 3|
|wc female||W104||12:32:36||0:47:36||2:04:49||wc 25||wc 4|
|wc female||W106||12:40:50||0:55:50||2:26:22||wc 31||wc 5|
|START||in Hopkinton on East Main St. near WWI statue. The 8 ft. 4 in. wide painted start line is 50 ft. 2 in. E of W tip of grass island, 33 ft. 8 in. W of W edge of concrete base of statue, and 25 ft. 0 in. E of E edge of storm drain on north side of road.|
|1 K||0.62 mi. - 21.8 ft. before Pole 65 on right Mile 1 In Hopkinton at Peach St. intersection on right side 42 ft. before Peach St. sign and 33 ft. after pole 47 on left side.|
|2K||1.24 mi. - 15.5 ft. before beginning of driveway to #112 on right, 71.8 ft. before pole 32 on right, and 84.8 ft. before mailbox post to #111 on left|
|3K||1.86 mi. - 4 ft. after leading edge of Woodland Rd. on right and 30 ft. before pole 2 on right|
|Mile 2||In Hopkinton on E. Main St. on right side of driveway to residence #272. Point is 58 ft. 6 in. after pole 119|
|4K||2.48 mi. - In Ashland, just before intersection with Franklin Rd. on left, 5 ft. after pole 89X|
|Mile 3||In Ashland on Union St. at driveway to residence #66 and 9 ft. before pole 65|
|5K*||3.1 mi. - In Ashland on Union St. at intersection with exit lane from Voyagers Ln. Point is 13 ft. before easternmost crosswalk line and hydrant on SE corner|
|6K||3.72 mi. - 3 ft. before first front door to residence # 208 on right, and 13 ft. after pole 31 X on right|
|Mile 4||In Ashland on Union St. near E side of THREE STAR PLAZA lot. Point is on right side 21 ft. before pole l5|
|7K||4.35 mi. - at residence 9 13, 29.2 ft. before mile marker post 15/2 on right, and 52.4 ft. before pole 31|
|8K||4.97 mi. - 9.5 ft. before pole 48 / 1X on left, and 12.5 ft before "Entering Framingham" sign on left|
|Mile 5||In Framingham on Waverly St., 143 ft. after "Entering Framingham" sign. Point is on right side 13 ft. after pole 129|
|9K||5.59 mi. - just before entrance to #875 K.C.R. Inc. on left, 9.5 ft. after No Parking sign on right, and 33.8 ft. before pole 99X|
|Mile 6||In Framingham on Waverly St. Point is on right side at E edge of front door to Waverly Supermarket, and 41 ft. before unmarked pole at crosswalk at Union House Restaurant.|
|10K*||6.21 mi. - In Framingham on Waverly St. on right side 35 ft. after pole 67X at Stephanini Baking Co.|
|Mile 7||In Framingham on Waverly St. after Beaver St. intersection. Point is on right side 54 ft. after pole 227-28 at Texaco Station lot.|
|Mile 8||In Natick on Central St. before Newfield Dr. Point is on right side 14 ft. after pole 121 on left side and even with 2 wooden signs for Deerfield Forest & Natick Condominiums|
|Mile 9||In Natick on Central St. along guard rail by Lake Cochituate. On right side 34 ft. after pole 196 68 on left side|
|15K||9.32 mi. - In Natick on Central St. by guard rail and lake. Point is on right side 29 ft. before pole 196-50 on left side.|
|Mile 10||In Natick at 38 Central St. Point is on right side 45 ft. before pole 196-12 (at driveway to white 2 story home).|
|Mile 11||In Natick on Central St. Point is on right side even with W face of residence #155 (shingle home set back from road).|
|Mile 12||In Wellesley on Central St. before the college. Point is on right side 23 ft. before metal light pole 34 on left side.|
|20K.||12. 43 mi - At Wellesley College beyond traffic light. Point is 8 ft. after metal light pole 27 on left side.|
|Mile 13||In downtown Wellesley on Central St. on right side and opposite first column to right of door to store #73 (Ann Taylor).|
|Half Marathon *||In downtown Wellesley on Central St. Point is 57 ft. after W curb of Abbott St. and 7 ft. after hydrant on SE corner.|
|Mile 14||In Wellesley on Washington St. on right side 74 ft. before W curb of Woodlawn Ave.|
|25K||15.53 mi. - In Wellesley on Washington St. on right side 13 ft. after the E curb line of Hillside Rd., and even with E face of residence #80|
|Mile 16||In Newton on Washington St. on right side just beyond driveway to residence 42344, and 15 ft. before pole 252.|
|Mile 17||In Newton on Washington ST. past the Woodland Gold Club entrance. Point is on right side 22 ft. before pole 202 and W edge of driveway to residence #1890.|
|Mile 18||In Newton on Commonwealth Ave. in intersection of Exeter St. and on right side 16 ft. 6 in. before crosswalk.|
|30K||18.64 mi. - In Newton on Commonwealth Ave. 2 ft. after E end of white brick house #1230|
|Mile 19||In Newton on Commonwealth Ave. on right side 24 ft. after metal light pole 1697 on left side|
|Mile 20||In Newton on Commonwealth Ave. E of Centre St., opposite E end of front door to residence 4615 on left, 20 ft. 3 in. after east edge of B E Co. road cover, 13 ft. before leading edge of single car garage on right, and 40 ft. 4 in. before pedestrian warning sign on right|
|Mile 21||In Chestnut Hill on Commonwealth Ave. on right side before Old Colony Rd. Point is 15 ft. before center of front door of residence #176 (English Tudor style home).|
|35K||21.75 mi. - In Brighton on Commonwealth Ave. on line with the W curb of Wade St. and 34 ft. after light pole 1544 at Sunoco Station|
|Mile 22||In Brighton on Commonwealth Ave. at entrance lane to Chestnut Hill Dr. and at E edge of manhole cover in middle of entrance lane to Chestnut Hill Dr.|
|Mile 23||In Brookline on Beacon St. at Washington Square, on right side even with W edge of store window to #1 665A (Nail Care Shop)|
|Mile 24||In Brookline on Beacon St. and after Charles St. Point is on right side 5 ft. before auto entrance to #1265 (big brown brick apartment bldg,)|
|40K||24.85 mi. - In Boston on Beacon St. on right side at W edge of metal overhead door of shop #839 and 30 ft. E of E curb of Minor St.|
|Mile 25||In Boston on Beacon St. on the Mass Pike overpass and 5 ft. W of light pole #R-1 7150 on left side.|
|1 Mile To Go||At Kenmore Square on right side at E edge of doors to shop #532 (Baldinis Pizza)|
|Mile 26||In Boston on left side of Boylston St. opposite the center post between revolving doors on Prudential Center|
|Finish||On Boylston St. at Boston Public Library. Painted strip is 6 ft. 4 in. wide and runners finish on the E edge of strip. Pole # R19959 on N side is 45 ft. 8 in. W of W edge of strip. Back edge of strip aligns with E end of segmented concrete wall on Public Library and with E edge of door to shop #665 (NE Dental Ctr.) on N side.|
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