Tag: start line
Race days are like parties. Trail runners celebrate their training with decorated flagged trails and aid station buffets. Whether it’s your first day racing on trails, or you were a main character in Born […]
The “gun time v. chip time” debate has mostly been settled, but for marathoners it can be disconcerting to see your gun time listed as your “official time”
Whether your first race or your fiftieth, there are plenty of things you should and shouldn’t do on race day. These are some of them.
We runners are a peculiar bunch. We run more miles than we drive. We train in temperatures that feel like plus 40 and minus 40 degrees. And we pay money—sometimes hundreds of dollars—to run […]
The most important and accurate piece of advice for race day success is one we’ve all heard before: “Nothing new on race day.” Now is not the time to try a new piece of […]
The Boston Marathon starts in the town of Hopkinton. We went out to the start line to check out the scene before nearly 30,000 runners overwhelm this sleepy community. There we found a quaint […]
The finish line along Boylston Street is probably the most photographed place in the world on Boston Marathon weekend. But many runners are missing out on an incredible experience 42.2K away, at the start […]