Does anyone who has done Boston previously know roughly when they mail out the race number pick-up card to foreign runners? We are in the US for the fortnight leading up to Boston so I don't want to have the registration card arrive here in London when we are away, but equally I don't have a fixed address in the US for them to send it to as we will be travelling around.
I'm sure this is not a unique problem!? But it sounds like you can't get your race number at the expo without this card?
Thanks Dave - I'm going to try to line up my accommodation pretty much as soon as I have my place confirmed. I think I'll be in wave 3 because my qualifying time is 3:45, so I won't be starting until nearly 11. It's not at all ideal hopping straight on a plane that night but finances and childcare needs may outweigh any thoughts for my poor battered legs!
We are planning a family holiday to the east coast of the USA next Easter and, in a rather fortunate bit of timing, I'm currently in possession of a Boston qualifier time (courtesy of Brighton 2016).
So .... I'm hoping to secure my place for 2017 once applications open next week. I'm 9 minutes under the required time so I think that should be enough.
I wondered if anyone else is going? Or if you've done Boston in the past do you have any tips about accommodation, how early you need to book somewhere to stay? I'm being abandoned by the family before race day so it will be just me and I need to bolt on the marathon weekend as cheaply as possible. Is it realistic to book a flight home the evening after the race? Any other tips!?
Hi there, I am thinking of running this too. It would be my second marathon - though my first was over seven years ago so I feel like a newbie.
I am a bit worried about the smallness of the field. And also the bit in the FAQ recommending trail shoes if the weather means the course might be muddy. I don't own any and only ever run on road. Does anyone have any experience running the route in November?