On Monday, September 14 two MEDEVAC HH-60 Black Hawks will fly over the Boston Marathon course, crossing the start line in Hopkinton at 10:00AM and following the race route into Boston. The flyover will recognize the originally postponed Boston Marathon date and honor frontline workers who have continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Black Hawks will originate from Army Aviation Support Facility Number 2 at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport and will be supported by a crew of six:
- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jared Lewis
- First Lieutenant Anthony Fattman
- Staff Sergeant Kevin Gibney
- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Isaac Gomez
- Warrant Officer 1 Cory Vazquez
- Sergeant Drew Hornickel
The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for April 20, 2020 was postponed to September 14 before being canceled as a mass participation road race. Nearly 18,000 participants from almost 100 countries have run the race virtually in their neighborhoods. The Boston Marathon Virtual Experience will culminate with the Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams, which will be broadcast live from Fenway Park on Monday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The Mile 27 Post-Race Party will feature an hour-long broadcast on CBSBoston.com and will be simulcast on the platform Virtual Tables. The Post-Race Party will feature special messages and appearances by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, B.A.A. CEO Tom Grilk, and many more.
All Boston Marathon Virtual Experience participants and volunteers have been sent unique login access to the Boston Marathon Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams. Through this unique access, they can interact with fellow Boston Marathon finishers, race champions, and volunteers while watching the CBSBoston.com Post-Race Party broadcast.
The Boston Marathon Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams will feature:
- Appearances by Boston Marathon champions including Des Linden and Meb Keflezighi
- Live appearance with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
- Messages from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and notable Boston personalities
- Highlights from the entire Boston Marathon Virtual Experience Race Week (September 5-14)
- A cooking segment with chef and Wahlburgers star Paul Wahlberg alongside Samuel Adams brewers
- Finish photos appearing on the big screen at Fenway Park
- Virtual photobooth and mosaic to celebrate finishing the Boston Marathon Virtual Experience.