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Event Information: As Medical Support

Are You A Medical Professional?

Medical volunteers are needed to care for athletes at the start line, along the course and at the finish. If you are a credentialed professional please join us by registering online; background checks will be made once you are accepted onto a team. Student opportunites are very limited. Students must seek approval from the team captain before registering; lone students are typically not accepted.

MEDICAL RECORDS - TENT*

Meeting Location: Tent On Corner Of Boylston and Dartmouth.

Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Sharon Tompkins

This team assists the physicians, podiatrists, nurses, athletic trainers, and physical therapists record the care given to each athlete in the medical tent.

*Medical credential preferred but not required.

ATHLETIC TRAINERS - TENT

Meeting Location: Medical Tent A

Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Brian Fitzgerald, ATC

A large medical tent is located beyond the finish line on Dartmouth Street where athletic trainers are stationed for post-race athlete care.

CHIROPRACTIC - FINISH

Meeting Location: The Common, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Bruce Indek, DC

The chiropractic team will be stationed in John Hancock Hall. Chiropractors will evaluate runners for subluxations and adjusting and/or massage when appropriate.

COURSE MEDICAL BUS - COURSE

Meeting Location: Freedom Room, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Chris Pistel, EMT

Athletes who cannot complete the race are brought to the finish line by buses staffed with medical personnel.

RUNNER-FAMILY RELATIONS - MEDICAL TENT

Meeting Location: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Kathleen Horvath

This team will work to support family members of runners that are being treated in the Medical Tent. *Medical credential preferred but not required.

PHYSICIANS & PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS - TENT

Meeting Place: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Captain: Pierre d'Hemecourt, MD

A large medical tent is located beyond the finish line on Dartmouth Street where physicians are stationed for medical triage and post-race medical care.

PHYSICIANS & PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS - FINISH LINE

Meeting Place: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Captain: Lyle Micheli, MD

Physicians are stationed at the finish line for medical triage.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS - TENT

Meeting Place: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Dave Nolan, PT

A large medical tent is located beyond the finish line on Dartmouth Street where physical therapists are stationed for post-race athlete care.

   

PODIATRIC MEDICINE - TENT

Meeting Place: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Jonathan Kaplan, DPM

A large medical tent is located beyond the finish line on Dartmouth Street where podiatrists are stationed for post-race athlete care.

RN MEDICAL TENTS

Meeting Place: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Jeanette Corsini, RN

A large medical tent is located beyond the finish line on Dartmouth Street where RNs are stationed for post-race athlete care.

   

SUPPLY TEAM - FINISH*

Meeting Place: Tent On Corner Of Boylston and Dartmouth.

Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Captain: Brent Hamula, ATC

A supply team facilitates the transfer of medical supplies.

*Medical credential preferred but not required.

SWEEP TEAM - FINISH

Meeting Place: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Frank Mastrangalo, ATC

A medical sweep team is responsible for coverage of a large area that includes Boylston Street and the surrounding side streets. This team of 110 medical personnel will bring in runners who encounter difficulties after completing the race. Patients are transported in wheelchairs or on medical golf carts through a dedicated medical lane.

   

WHEELCHAIR SWEEP - FINISH*

Meeting Place: Auditorium, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Captain: Frank Mastrangalo, ATC

A medical sweep team is responsible for coverage of a large area that includes Boylston Street and the surrounding side streets. This team of 110 medical personnel will bring in runners who encounter difficulties after completing the race. Patients are transported in wheelchairs or on medical golf carts through a dedicated medical lane.

*Medical credential preferred but not required.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.