The Boston Marathon
Wicked and The Boston Marathon
This race really needs no introduction. It’s the World Series of Running where Para Athletes and recreational runners participate along with International Elites on the grandest road circuit that exists. All of New England comes out to see the event as it snakes through eight cities and towns, culminating in a spectacular finish on Boylston Street in Boston.
As a member of Wicked, we can help you get to Boston. Primarily this is through participation in the running structure the club provides. But there’s more. Read on.
Boston Marathon Mile 17 Gel Stop
Each year, the Wicked Running Club is tasked with providing 60 volunteers to hand out gels at the Gel Stop at Mile 17. The approximate time of volunteer duty is 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. due to road closures. Volunteers must be prepared to commit to a variety of weather conditions and be able to lift 25 pounds. Duties include passing gels to runners, setup and breakdown of the stop, and minor crowd control.
Volunteers must be current Wicked members and available for the full volunteer shift. After registration is open for two weeks to Wicked members, the board will consider opening registration to friends and family of Wicked members.
Boston Marathon Bus Transportation from the North Shore
Each year, the North Shore Striders graciously provides transportation for Wicked members officially registered for the Boston Marathon. Two spacious 54-person restroom-equipped buses will deliver runners marathoners from the North Shore directly to Hopkinton. Space is limited and the bus can fill up at any time. Please contact WickedPresident@gmail.com for more information.
Boston Marathon Invitational Numbers for Wicked
The Wicked Running Club has received two invitational numbers from the Boston Athletic Association since 2012. Eligible candidates must be active and paid Wicked Running Club members. Application criteria is based upon volunteer service to the club, participation in club events, and participation in club relays and the Wicked Grand Prix Series.