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Event Information: On the Course

The Boston Marathon is renowned for having the best fans in the world!

The Boston Marathon is renowned for having the best fans in the world! The course is an exciting place to be as you will be able to see the action up close. The athletes depend on your support, not only for fluid replacement but also for encouragement and to maintain the boundaries of the route.

MILE MARKERS

Meeting Location: Back Bay Grand, John Hancock Hall
Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Captain: Dave LaBrode and Kat Cargill

In addition to every mile, the first 10 kilometer marks, and each 5 kilometer mark after that, indicate to the athletes the distance they have covered. Volunteers will be taken by buses, from the front of John Hancock Hall, to the appropriate locations and dropped off with the course markers. Once the runners have passed, a bus will pick up volunteers and return them to Copley Square.

HYDRATION STATIONS

Volunteers are responsible for arriving at their assigned station on time and assisting the team captains with setting up the stations. At the end of the day, volunteers are responsible for breaking down the station and cleaning up in and around the stations. To ensure cleanliness, vinyl gloves will be distributed at every hydration station. All volunteers assigned to the hydration station must wear gloves at all times while they are mixing and distributing the fluids.

Hydration Station - Station 2
Meeting Location: Ashland - 2.2 Miles
Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
T-Station: None
Captain: Kimberly Blackwood, Gerry Vagos 

Hydration Station - Station 3
Meeting Location: Ashland - 3.4 Miles
Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m..
T-Station: None
Captain: Rich Chesmore, Leo Harrod

Hydration Station - Station 4
Meeting Location: Ashland - 4.1 Miles
Expected Duration: 7:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
T-Station: None
Captain: Bob McColgan & Elena Sierra

Hydration Station - Station 5
Meeting Location: Framingham - 5.2 Miles
Expected Duration: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
T-Station: None
Captain: Irvina Flood, Shelby Chow

Hydration Station - Station 6
Meeting Location: Framingham - 6.01 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Framingham
Captain: Barbara Damon, Patricia Rowe

Hydration Station - Station 7
Meeting Location: Framingham - 7.1 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Framingham
Captain: Maelese and Melvin Williams

Hydration Station - Station 8
Meeting Location: Natick - 8.01 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Natick
Captain: Patrizia Rinko

Hydration Station - Station 9
Meeting Location: Natick - 8.85 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: West Natick
Captain: Helen and Dick Smitley, Community Running Club

Hydration Station - Station 10
Meeting Location: Natick - 10.1 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Natick
Captain: Terry and Anne Marie Shipley, Tufts University

Hydration Station - Station 11
Meeting Location: Natick - 11.2 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Natick
Captain: Mike Scanlon, Darren Weisse, Tufts University

Hydration Station - Station 12
Meeting Location: Wellesley - 12.01 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Wellesley Sq.
Captain: Karen Gatley, Steve Squadrilli, Heartbreak Hill Striders, North Shore Striders 

Hydration Station - Station 13
Meeting Location: Wellesley - 13.2 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Wellesley Sq.
Captain: Ken Raciodt and Kendra Gray, American Liver Foundation

Hydration Station - Station 14
Meeting Location: Wellesley - 14.01 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Wellesley Sq.
Captain: Chizu Shiono, Ronn Beck

Hydration Station - Station 15
Meeting Location: Wellesley - 15.01 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Wellesley Hills
Captain: Jim Tierney and Steve Cushing, Colonial Road Runners

Hydration Station - Station 16
Meeting Location: Newton - 16.01 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
T-Station: Worcester Commuter Rail: Wellesley Farms
Captain: Al Donaghy, Wayne Smith, Colonial Road Runners

Hydration Station - Station 17
Meeting Location: Newton - 17.1 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
T-Station: MBTA Green Line "D" Trolley: Woodland
Captain: Arthur and Anne Marie Reed, Bentley College

Hydration Station - Station 18
Meeting Location: Newton - 18.05 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
T-Station: None
Captain: Bill Barnett & Paul Brown

Hydration Station - Station 19
Meeting Location: Newton - 19.01 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
T-Station: None
Captain: Heather Monaco & Kevin Kizik, New York Life

Hydration Station - Station 20
Meeting Location: Newton - 20.05 Miles
Expected Duration: 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
T-Station: None
Captain: Paul Kron, Michael Bain, Messiah Milers

Hydration Station - Station 21
Meeting Location: Newton - 21.1 Miles
Expected Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
T-Station: MBTA Green Line "B" Trolley: Boston College
Captain: Courtney Hill & Mark Grady, Boston Fit

Hydration Station - Station 22
Meeting Location: Brookline - 22.01 Miles
Expected Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
T-Station: MBTA Green Line "B" Trolley: South Street
Captain: Gwen and Mike Bailey, Tufts University

Hydration Station - Station 23
Meeting Location: Brookline - 23.1 Miles
Expected Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30p.m.
T-Staiton: MBTA Green Line "C" Trolley: Washington Sq.
Captain: Olga Shvayetskaya & Carole Bersani, Peace Corps

Hydration Station - Station 24
Meeting Location: Boston - 24.1 Miles
Expected Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
T-Station: MBTA Green Line "C" Trolley: Kent Street
Captain: Jasper Lu & Girish Kumar Vanganuru, Boston University

Hydration Station - Station 25
Meeting Location: Boston - 25.1 Miles
Expected Duration: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
T-Station: MBTA Green Line "B," "C," or "D" Trolley: Kenmore Square
Captain: Tricia White & Michael Hudson, EUP Exercise Science Club and UVA Alumni Association

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