Spring has sprung in New England and warmer weather is finally upon us! Now that April is here, one of Massachusetts most celebrated events of the year, the Boston Marathon, is coming up. The annual event is the world’s oldest marathon and the race was first held in 1897. Each yea, the event attracts upwards of 30,000 registered participants. “Marathon Monday” is a great opportunity for people from all over the world to come together and cheer on the participants! Each year over 500,000 spectators come to watch the race, and is also the most widely viewed sporting event in New England. The first wave which consists of Men’s Push Rim Wheelchair will begin at 9:02 a.m. followed by the Women’s at 9:04 a.m., while the first wave of official runners won’t begin until 9:32 a.m. To see a full list of the waves and their start times click here.
For any Montage at Brookview residents who are interested in watching the race, you can decide between driving into the city on Marathon Monday, or taking the Commuter Rail from Forge Park into Boston. Taking the train you may want to take an early train either at 8:04 a.m. or at 9:40 a.m. if you take the commuter rail all the way into South Station, the fare is $10. Check here to see a full schedule of outbound trains on Marathon Monday. If you are unsure of where to go to watch the race you may want to check out Cityside Bar, in Cleveland Circle. The bar opens at 8 a.m. and has a large roof deck that gives patrons a good view of the runners on the street beneath them. People would want to get here early as the area tends to fill up quickly on Marathon Monday. If you would like to be closer to the finish line you could try to get into McGreevy’s, which opens at 8 a.m. and has an an open air view onto Boylston Street; this is definitely another spot worth checking out! Again, it is recommended you get here early as the majority of restaurants/bars will quickly fill up on the day of the Marathon.
Hopefully, this can be used as a guide to help you make an informed decision on the best place to spectate and cheer on the participants! To see a full look of the course map click here.
This post was written by Brookview at Franklin