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Event Information: At the Starting Line

Start Line Volunteering

Athletes are anxious and excited upon arrival in Hopkinton. The role of Hopkinton volunteers is to support, encourage and facilitate a smooth start of the race for the athletes.

AMBASSADOR - HOPKINTON

Meeting Location: Colella's Supermarket
Expected Duration: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Captains: Carlton Pickron & Leslie Storrs

Ambassadors are walking information booths equipped with the necessary materials to answer an array of questions. Please note that ambassadors will also assist in the cleanup of the areas to which they are assigned.

ATHLETE'S VILLAGE - BUS GREETER

Meeting Location: Hopkinton Middle School, Cafeteria
Expected Duration: 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Captains: Andrew Milian

This team will welcome and help to orient athletes as they arrive. Please note that all volunteers will be expected to assist with venue cleanup and breakdown.

ATHLETE'S VILLAGE - ENTRANCE/EXIT MARSHAL

Meeting Location: Hopkinton Middle School, Cafeteria
Expected Duration: 5:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Captains: Beth Dowd, Matthew Ellis

This team monitors the entrance and exit areas of the Village, directing and guiding athletes, and restricting unofficial runners from entering the Village. Please note that all volunteers will be expected to assist with venue cleanup and breakdown.

ATHLETE'S VILLAGE - FOOD/BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION

Meeting Location: Hopkinton Middle School, Cafeteria
Expected Duration: 5:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Captains: Ed Weiderhold

This team assists with the assembly of the food court and distribution of refreshments in the Athletes’ Village. All volunteers working food and Hydration Stations will be provided vinyl gloves that must be worn at all times. Please note that all volunteers will be expected to assist with venue cleanup and breakdown.

CORRAL ENTRANCE MONITOR - START LINE

Meeting Location: Center School, Hopkinton
Expected Duration: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Captain: Sally Watters

Corral Entrance Monitors are responsible for monitoring runners entering the corral system. Corral entrance monitors will be posted at the entrance to each corral. Volunteers will also stand in and around the corral area to ensure that runners remain in their appropriate corrals.

DONATED CLOTHING COLLECTION - HOPKINTON

Meeting Location: Hopkinton

Expected Duration: 6:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Captain: Judith Pitasi

Volunteers collect any clothing left behind in the Athletes’ Village or at the Start Line and donate it to Big Brother and Big Sister.

EVENT MARSHALL - START LINE

Meeting Location: Center School, Hopkinton
Expected Duration: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Captains: Tom Coburn, Thomas Hart

Marshal volunteers are responsible for monitiring the corral system and the elite athlete area, ensuring that specatators and unregistered runners to not enter the system.

HYDRATION STATION - HOPKINTON

Meeting Location: Center School, Hopkinton
Expected Duration: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Captain: Marty Levenson

Water volunteers will be assigned to one of the two Hydration Stations and will be responsible for setting up the area, filling and stacking cups, handing cups to runners and spectators, and making sure that the area remains clear of trash. After the start of the race, you will help break down the station. All volunteers working food and Hydration Stations will be provided vinyl gloves that must be worn at all times.

PARKING - HOPKINTON

Meeting Location: 52 South St., Hopkinton
Expected Duration: 5:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Captain: Tab Kadlik

Parking volunteers help direct incoming cars to designated spaces, as well as coordinating traffic flow in highly congested areas. You will be assigned to one of two locations: Hopkinton State Park or South Street Industrial Park.

ROPE HOLDER - START LINE

Meeting Location: Center School, Hopkinton
Expected Duration: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Captain: Bruce Sather

Rope Holders are responsible for standing at either end of one of the designated corrals with a rope separating each corral and preventing athletes from moving into corrals to which they are not assigned.

VIP PROGRAM - ATHLETE'S VILLAGE

Meeting Location: Hopkinton Middle School, Cafeteria
Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Captain: Adam Munroe

VIP security volunteers are responsible for ensuring that only those with proper credentials are allowed access into the designated VIP area.

VIP PROGRAM - HOPKINTON COMMON

Meeting Location: Hopkinton Town Green

Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Captain: Adam Munroe

VIP security volunteers are responsible for ensuring that only those with proper credentials are allowed access into the designated VIP area.

B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.