Runners love numbers. So here for your viewing (and wasting time during the taper) pleasure, are (far too many to count) stats, values and numbers that together make up the 2016 Boston Marathon

Runners start the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Runners start the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

PEOPLE

30,000 Official Entrants
90,000 People attending the Expo
9,400 Volunteers
1,900 Medical Personnel
3,500 Security Personnel
68 Race Officials
250 Ham Radio Operators
1,000,000 Spectators Along the Course
1,500 Boston Police Officers
4,176 Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officers
220 State Police Officers
480 Members of the National Guard
220 Number of personnel staffing the Multi-Agency Coordination Center
51 Number of Agencies and Organization in the Multi-Agency Coordination Center

BOSTON MARATHON OFFICIAL CHARITY PROGRAM

27 Members of the Official Charity Program
1,585 Total Official Charity Runners
Fundraising efforts are expected to exceed $16 million

COURSE

36 Course Clocks
9 Electronic Checkpoints
26 Red Cross Stations
24 Hydration Stations
80 Volunteers at each Water Station
8 Elite Athlete Fluid Stations
640 Elite Fluid Bottles
634 Yards (from corner of Hereford and Boylston to finish line)
828 Yards (from corner of Hereford and Commonwealth to finish line)

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Boston Marathon is expected to generate an estimated $181.9 million for the local economy

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
700 Two-way Radios
66 Frequencies
21 Repeaters
6 Cross Band Repeaters
63,360 Feet of Rope
30,000 Feet of Fencing
65,000 Feet of Electrical Cable
10,000 Trash Bags
50,000 Cable Ties
1,765KW of Electrical Power
1,200KW of Electrical Power for Media
9 Million BTU’s Temporary Heat
2,000 Tables
9,000 Barricades
200 x 2 Inch Tape/Rolls of Caution Tape
10 Fork Lifts
25 Scissors Lifts
790 Port-o-Johns at start
202 Port-o-Johns along course
5 Lifeguard Stands
350 Rakes and Shovels
60 Delivery Trucks
600 Trash Barrels
400 Rolls of Paper Towels
108,000 Safety Pins
140 National Anthems and Countries’ Flags
36,000 Heatsheets blankets
27,000 Heatsheets retention capes
25,000 Feet of Ribbon
5 Command Posts
220,000 Sponsor Brochures distributed to runners
30,000 Participants’ Tee-Shirts
30,000 Participants’ Bags/Packets
30,000 Finishers’ Medals
400 packets of Handi-Wipes
1.4 Million Paper Cups
140,000 Sponsors’ Samples distributed to Runners
35 Golf Carts
50,000 Drywall Screws
600 Sheets of Plywood
1,000 Pairs of Work Gloves
4 electronic finish line cameras

VEHICLES

31 Bicycles
31 State Police escort vehicles
12 Boston Police escort vehicles
26 State Police escort motorcycles
11 Transit Police escort motorcycles
10 Quincy Police escort motorcycles
12 State Police Cruisers & security vans
2 TV motorcycles
2 TV trucks
110 Course Vehicles
18 Vans
3 B.A.A. motorcycles
1 BAA Motor Scooter
815 Buses
26 Medical Buses
75 Shuttle Buses in Hopkinton

FOOD

3,300 Pounds of Pasta
2,825 Quarts of Tomato Sauce
3,400 Pounds of Fresh Vegetables
100 Pounds of Ground Black Pepper
35,300 Clif Bars
42,000 Packets of Clif Bar Energy Shots
17,000 Cups of Coffee/Tea
5,250 Gallons of Boiling Water
5,225 Hours of Preparation & Cooking Time
140 Waiters/Waitresses Including Chefs
35,000 Gallons of Poland Spring Water
2,500 Wellesley College students have served pasta to the runners over the years at City Hall
906 dozen Finagle A Bagels
25,050 single-serve bags of Jet Blue chips
26,208 single serve bags of Wise chips
24,252 units of Clif Builder Bar
28,200 bananas
34,000 packets of Craisins
33,984 Dole Fresh Fruit Cups
43,000 Rainier Apples
46,112 King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

MEDIA

200 Outlets Receiving Credentials
More than 1000 Media Credentials Issued
15 Countries Receiving Credentials
20 States Receiving Credentials
80 Print Publications Receiving Credentials
22 Television Stations Receiving Credentials
14 Radio Stations Receiving Credentials
10 News Agencies Receiving Credentials
Telecast to more than 200 countries

AWARDS

107 Awards
27 Hours to pack all the awards for shipment
200 Pounds of glass melted to produce awards
91 Trophies
8 Unique Designs
325 Pounds of Glass
140 Hours to Produce
9 Days to Create Stencil and Etch Awards

MEDICAL

500 Bags of Ice
800 Cots
1,500 Blankets
500 Tongue Depressors
500 Sick Bags
4000 band aids
175 Ace Bandages
1,500 Gauze Pads
2,000 Adhesive Bandages
250 Rolls of Moleskin
500 Tubes of Petroleum Jelly
400 Towels
900 Intravenous Bags
26 Oxygen Tanks
25 EKG Machines
40 Defibrillators
150 Blood Pressure Cuffs & Stethoscopes
80 Thermometers
10,000 Pairs of Medical Gloves
200 Bottles of Antiseptic Handwash
5000 Emesis Basins
2,000 Tubes of Antibiotic Ointment
30 Ice immersion tubs

RED CROSS ALONG THE COURSE

375 medical / admin volunteers
3,750 combined volunteer hours
120 ham radio operators for course medical communications
1,000-2,000 runners, spectators assisted every year along the course
31 bottles Antiseptic hand gel
104 boxes Gloves
52 bottles Sunblock
31 boxes Antibiotic Ointment
5,000 Bandaids
1,500 Gauze Pads
250 Ice Packs
52 Heat Packs
400 pads Moleskin
52 tubes Sports Cream
150 pounds Petroleum Jelly
52 rolls Paper Towels
52 boxes Tissues
52 Trash Bags

COLLATERAL MATERIAL

76,000 Envelopes
36,500 Welcome Brochures
30,000 Adidas Brochures
34,000 Runner Passports
41,000 Confirmation Acceptance Cards
144,000 Safety Pins
33,000 Lanyards
18,000 Credentials
1,500 Vehicle Placards
33,680 Official Programs
31,000 Record Books
70,000 Spectator Guides
37,400 Pre and Post-Race Party Tickets

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