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|Place to report:||
Refer to the location list, below, for other checkpoints.
|Time to report:||
10:00 a.m. for all checkpoints - 5M,
10M, 15M, 20M, and 25M
The starting times for the competitors will be as follows:
|What to bring:||The instructions you are now reading and the recording sheets enclosed, a transistor radio, three stopwatches, 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:
Please note that for the 2006 Boston Marathon only the 5M, 10M, 15M, 20M and 25M checkpoints are requested to call in the information below. All 5K and Half Marathon data will be collected through the timing mats.
Read attached instructions and:
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. Dick Morrison (Oval Room) and Julie Mortilliti (Oval Room Captain) can assist you in the event of a problem.
Note: The team captain may be requested to fax information to the BAA on race day to fax number (617) 236-4505. Original recording sheets telephones and transistor radios should be returned to the office as soon as possible after the race in the FED EX package provided for you.
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.
|ON RACE DAY and POST-RACE||The top 100 numbers and select times are used for verifying that award winners (and other top finishers) have indeed run the full course. A minimum of seven people is assigned to each checkpoint. Your team captain will assign teams to record wheelchair athlete, male or female bib numbers, or times. Number and Time Sheets are enclosed for recording men (blue), women (pink) and wheelchair (yellow) information.|
|1. RECORDING BIB NUMBERS|| One person "calls" out bib numbers, the second person writes them down.
Numbers must be written down in the order the runners pass your checkpoint.
Note: Please be sure to write down "F"
in front of women's numbers. This year the women's elite division
numbers are F1 through F100, and the elite women masters' numbers
are F101 through F150. (There is a small RED F in front of the number, the
bib background is white.)
After recording the top 15 numbers, hand the sheet to
your team captain and continue recording through the 100th
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 possible.
|2. RECORDING TIMES||
One person "calls" out the times, the second person writes
them down. Times must be written down as the runners pass
the exact location of your checkpoint.
After recording the top 15 times, hand the sheet to your
team captain and start recording "select times", i.e.,
write down the number of a runner coming up to your
checkpoint, then add the time when he passes the checkpoint
(again, one person calls, the second person writes). Record
as many as possible, every fifth or sixth number would be
great. For wheelchairs record top five men and five women
only, then give to your team captain
|3. CALL-IN TO PRESS ROOM||
Once the top 15 numbers and times are recorded, the team
captain transposes the times onto the number sheet, while a
second volunteer establishes a telephone connection with
the press room. The team captain then reads both place, bib
number and time to the person taking the information in the
press room. The same procedure is in effect for the top
five wheelchair men and women. At the time of calling in,
also report any extra-ordinary circumstances that may
prevent you from doing your job.
After 1:15 p.m. (real time) men's information may also be called in on the men's wheelchair telephone number (617-375-9853), and women's information on the women's wheelchair number (617-375-9854). Please make sure to identify that you are calling in information on the OPEN race, NOT the wheelchair race.
When calling in please state the following:
|COMPLETION AND RETURN||Once the top 100 men and women have been recorded, match the bib numbers
from the select timing sheets with those on the bib number sheets, and transpose
times onto the bib number sheets. The team captain collects all
sheets and is responsible for returning all information to the
|BIB NUMBER INFORMATION||
Numbers on front and back are worn by:
Make sure to record "F" when writing down numbers.
All wheelchair numbers start with a W, 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 adidas at the top, and 2006 BOSTON MARATHON name and blue logo at the bottom. All official numbers 1000-10,999 have a blue background, numbers 11,000 and up have a red background.
Also, see the 2006 Elite Field List below.
|Timing Information||WBZ Radio (1030 AM) will be provided with real-time audio of the Starting Gun for the Wheelchair, Women's Elite, and Open Race starts. You may start your watches at the sound of each of the three start tones for the Wheelchair start at 11:25 a.m., the Elite women's start at 11:31 AM and for the Elite Men's and Main Race at 12 Noon. It is important that you start a minimum of three watches at the WBZ radio tones.|
Map showing approximate location of 20-mile checkpoint
Location: The 20-mile checkpoint is in Newton on Commonwealth Ave. E of Centre St., opposite E end of front door to residence #615 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. Click on the map above to view details.
The single family home at 615 Commonwealth Ave, Newton MA 02459 is owned by Robert J (Bob) and Carolyn D Allen.
I captured these images of the 20-mile checkpoint location one week before the marathon. The 20M was painted in yellow on the road. Click on the images to enlarge.
Driving: To drive to the checkpoint from Route 128, take Route 9 east, (toward Boston). You'll pass the Elliott MBTA stop. You'll pass the Getty Gas, Dunkin Donuts, Speedy Muffler shop on your right. Look for the exit to Centre Street on your right and take that exit. It'll pass under Route 9. Stay on Centre St for 1.5 miles. Take a right onto Commonwealth Ave. The 20M is on Commonwealth Ave. It's less than 1/10 mile from the intersection of Centre St. and Commonwealth Ave.
Parking: The 20-mile checkpoint is less than 3/4 miles from the Newton Centre stop on the MBTA (Green) D-Line. If you are going to drive, I would recommend approaching from Route 9, which is south of Commonwealth Ave., and park on Rice or Sumner Streets.
|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 the Pão Brasil Bakery Inc. (formerly 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 #615 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.|
The Boston Marathon course was measured and certified (MA05019RN) in 2005 by Ray Nelson. Click here for the course certification map.
|City / State||Country||
|Open 18-39 Female|
|F8||Jevtic, Olivera||2:25:23||F||28||Titovo Uzice||SCG||SCG|
|F9||Genovese, Bruna||2:25:35||F||29||Volpago Del Montello||ITA||ITA|
|F14||Connelly, Tina||2:34:43||F||35||Port Coquitlam BC||CAN||CAN|
|F22||Levan, Emily R.||2:38:32||F||33||Wiscasset ME||USA||USA|
|F24||Annis, Caroline E.||2:43:46||F||25||San Francisco CA||USA||USA|
|F25||Graytock, Carly E.||2:44:02||F||27||Cambridge MA||USA||USA|
|F26||Hovey, Shannon H.||2:45:09||F||35||Simsbury CT||USA||USA|
|F27||Glockenmeier, Christine||2:47:48||F||38||Basking Ridge NJ||USA||USA|
|Open 18-39 Male|
|5||Maiyo, Benjamin||2:07:09||M||27||Trans Nzoia||KEN||KEN|
|8||Cheruiyot, Robert||2:08:59||M||27||Nandi District||KEN||KEN|
|10||Culpepper, Alan||2:09:41||M||33||Lafayette CO||USA||USA|
|11||Keflezighi, Meb||2:09:53||M||30||San Diego CA||USA||USA|
|21||Briney, Trent M.||2:12:34||M||27||Rochester MI||USA||USA|
|16||Sell, Brian||2:13:22||M||28||Rochester MI||USA||USA|
|17||Verran, Clint||2:14:17||M||30||Lake Orion MI||USA||USA|
|19||Merga, Deriba||debut||M||25||Addis Ababa||ETH||ETH|
|20||Gilmore, Peter M.||2:14:01||M||28||San Mateo CA||USA||USA|
|22||Johnson, Chad N.||2:16:54||M||29||Rochester Hills MI||USA||USA|
|23||Morgan, Mike G.||2:18:30||M||26||Rochester Hills MI||USA||USA|
|24||Humphrey, Luke J.||2:18:49||M||25||Rochester MI||USA||USA|
|31||Rosendahl, Martin K.||2:19:32||M||27||Rochester MI||USA||USA|
|34||Lundstrom, Chris J.||2:20:04||M||30||Minneapolis MN||USA||USA|
|35||O'Brien, Kyle R.||2:20:21||M||25||Rochester MI||USA||USA|
|Masters 40-49 Female|
|F102||Sultanova-Zhdanova, Firaya||2:32:25||F||44||Gainesville FL||USA||RUS|
|F103||Titova, Tatiana N.||2:36:03||F||40||Gainesville FL||USA||RUS|
|Masters 40-49 Male|
|504||Pliska, Ken J. Jr.||2:24:49||M||40||Louisville CO||USA||USA|
|Push Rim Wheelchair Division|
|W1||Van Dyk, Ernst||1:24:48||M||33||Paarl||RSA||RSA|
|W2||Bergman, Alan J.||1:27:00||M||32||Cobble Hill BC||CAN||CAN|
|W4||Puigbo Verdaguer, Roger||1:29:35||M||28||Sant Julia De Vilatorta||ESP||ESP|
|W6||Schabort, Krige||1:30:03||M||42||Cedartown GA||USA||RSA|
|W8||Filteau, Michel||1:31:09||M||39||St-Jean Baptiste PQ||CAN||CAN|
|W9||Smith, Kelly W.||1:34:41||M||41||Langley BC||CAN||CAN|
|W11||Ledo, Mark P.||1:38:07||M||28||Maple ON||CAN||CAN|
|W18||Doak, Patrick A.||1:56:19||M||38||Concord MA||USA||USA|
|W101||Roy, Diane||1:50:53||F||35||Hatley PQ||CAN||CAN|
|W102||Reilly, Shirley S.||1:51:50||F||20||Tucson AZ||USA||USA|
|W104||Coughlin, April||2:29:27||F||27||New York NY||USA||USA|
All times were based on 2005 actual times.
|Time of Day||Event|
|10:00||Volunteers arrive at 20 mile checkpoint|
|10:30||Granite State sets up Chronomix display clock|
|11:25||Start Wheelchair division|
|11:31||Start Elite Women|
|11:41||Yellow school bus drops off two mile markers with 4 to 6 volunteers|
|12:00||Start Elite Men and Wave 1|
First male wheelchair arrives
|12:30||Start Wave 2|
Fifth male wheelchair arrrives
|12:37||Phone male wheelchair times to pressroom|
|12:46||First female wheelchair arrives|
|12:47||Granite State sets Chronomix to Elite Women's time|
|12:58||Fifth female wheelchair arrives|
|13:00||Phone female wheelchair times to pressroom|
|13:22||First female runner arrives|
|13:37||Fifteenth female runner arrives|
|13:38||Phone female runners times to pressroom|
|13:40||First male runner arrives|
|13:43||Fifteenth male runner arrives|
|13:50||Phone male runners times to pressroom|
|14:39||100th female runner arrives|
|15:30||Clean-up checkpoint, thank neighbors and head home.|
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