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Event Information: Directions & Transportation

Getting to your assignment

WEEKEND EVENTS

  • The John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo is located at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St, Boston, MA.
  • The Copley MBTA Station on the Green Line will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for weekend assignments.
  • The Copley MBTA Station will be closed on Monday, April 17, 2017.
  • The Back Bay MBTA Station, on the Orange line will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for expo and race day Copley Square area assignments.   
  • Post Race Party volunteers should take the Green Line to the Kenmore or Fenway stations.

START - HOPKINTON

  • The roads into the town of Hopkinton will shut down at 7:00 a.m. to personal vehicles. 

Driving Directions from points east of Hopkinton

  • From Boston, take the Mass. Turnpike (I-90 West) to Route 9 (Exit 12).
  • Follow Route 9 West to Route 85 South.
  • Parking is available at Hopkinton State Park.
  • Shuttle buses will bring volunteers from the State Park to the town center (corner of Routes 85 and 135) beginning at 5:00 a.m.

From Boston and all other directions:

  • Take the Mass. Turnpike (I-90 West)  to I-495 South to Exit 21A.
  • Follow to the third set of traffic lights and take left onto Route 85 north.
  • Hopkinton State Park is approximately two miles on the right.
  • Parking is available at Hopkinton State Park.
  • Shuttle buses will bring volunteers from the State Park to the town center (corner of Routes 85 and 135) beginning at 5:00 a.m.

Please note: there will be no parking available for Athletes Village volunteers at the Hopkinton Elementary School. All volunteer parking is at Hopkinton State Park. Please allow extra time to ride the shuttle.

  • Two buses for VOLUNTEERS ONLY will leave on Monday, April 17, 2017 from John Hancock Hall, 200 Berkeley Street (corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets in Boston), at 5:20 a.m. and 5:40 a.m sharp.
  • Take the MBTA Green Line to Hynes, Prudential or Arlington Street stations or the Orange Line to Back Bay station.
  • Buses will drop off volunteers at the Center School and Hopkinton Middle School.
  • Buses will begin return to Boston from Hopkinton starting a 1:00pm.
  • If you plan to ride the bus, please email volunteer@baa.org.

COURSE

Hydration Stations

  • Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation.
  • Some hydration stations are accessible by the MBTA.
  • You should park on a nearby street (please be aware you can not park on the course). Please consult your Team Captain for specific instructions.

Mile Markers

  • Mile Marker volunteers will be transported to their location from Boston together with appropriate equipment. Please consult your Team Captain for specific instructions.

FINISH AREA

  • Unless otherwise noted, finish area volunteer check-in meetings will take place at John Hancock Hall, 200 Berkeley Street.
  • Parking in Boston is limited and we regret that we cannot make parking available; please take the MBTA.
  • Please note that Copley Station will be closed on race day.
  • Back Bay station on the Orange Line is the closest stop to the Copley Square area on race day. 
  • New for 2017: Parking will not be available in the Boston Common Parking Garage on April 17, 2017. 
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