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The Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner will be held at Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday, April 20

The Boston Marathon Pre-Race Dinner, held at Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday, April 20, will serve dinner and provide entertainment for the thousands of athletes completing their preparations for the Boston Marathon. Volunteer duties include ushering and directing athletes and their guests, setting tables, serving food and beverages, greeting guests, and collecting tickets. You will be given a specific assignment upon arrival. Volunteers should dress in warm layers, as they will be working outside.

Beginning March 22, 2014, Government Center Station, which is the closest T stop to City Hall, will be closing. Haymarket Station on the Green Line or Orange Line, or State Street on the Orange Line are the next two closest alternatives.

Please note that for those of you that celebrate Easter it will be observed on April 20, 2014

SATURDAY PRE-EVENT SHIFT

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Meeting Location: Boston City Hall, Lower Lobby, Congress St. Entrance 
Captains: Melissa Goodhart & Audrey Huang
Expected Duration: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY A.M. SHIFT

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Meeting Location: Boston City Hall, Lower Lobby, Congress St. Entrance 
Captain: Melissa Goodhart
Expected Duration: 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY P.M. SHIFT

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Meeting Location: Boston City Hall, Lower Lobby, Congress St. Entrance 
Captain: Melissa Goodhart
Expected Duration: 2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY GREEN TEAM SHIFT

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Meeting Location: Boston City Hall, Lower Lobby, Congress St. Entrance 
Captains: Melissa Goodhart, A. Glen Kewley & Roger Marquis
Expected Duration: 2:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY MARSHAL SHIFT

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Meeting Location: Boston City Hall, Lower Lobby, Congress St. Entrance 
Captain: Melissa Goodhart & Rahim Sohani
Expected Duration: 2:00 p.m. - 8:30p.m.

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.