Each year we have a substantial number of members training for Boston and other spring marathons, so you will be in great company for long runs, weekly runs, and track workouts. In addition, SRR offers many benefits for its members, which are highlighted below. Specific details will be provided via e-mail over the course of the training season. If you have any questions, please contact boston@srr.org.

Training Run on Boston Marathon Course

When: Saturday, March 25 at 8am

Details: Enjoy a special preview of the first 20 miles of the marathon course. Volunteers will shuttle runners to Hopkinton from the Newton Country Day School (785 Centre Street, Newton MA) and will also provide several water stops along the course. The run ends back at the school parking lot.

Sean Collier Memorial Run and Pre-Marathon Pasta Party

When: Thursday, April 13th at Casey's, 7pm

Details: Four years ago, MIT Police Officer Collier, who was also a member of the Somerville Auxiliary Police, was slain in the line of duty. Prior to the start of the Casey's run, there will be a moment of silence for Sean. We will be collecting donations after the run to make a contribution to the Somerville Auxiliary Police Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship Fund. A buffet dinner of pasta, sauce, meatballs, and bread will be provided after the run.

SRR Marathon Day Cheer Zone

When: Marathon Monday!

Details: Runners are welcome to invite family and friends to join SRR members at the SRR cheer zone at the 30K. This is one of the best cheer zones on the course and will help give the runners an extra boost of energy before they encounter the legendary Heartbreak Hill. Our Cheer Zone captain will send out details to club members who would like to volunteer and help contribute to its continued success. The approximate address is 1215 Commonwealth Ave in Newton. Nearest major cross street is Lowell which runs in from Rte 16 and Washington Street and the Star Market that flies over the Mass Pike. If you are driving, allow extra time to get there due to traffic and road closures starting at 8:30am. Your goal is to craft a route that does not cross the Marathon route, and stay well away from juncture of Rte 16 and Commonwealth Ave. We suggest coming in from Mass Pike and Rte 16 on Lowell St or a parallel Street. Parking should be available on nearby side streets within reasonable walking distance (within 1/2 to 1 mile). If you're driving, you can park along Lowell St or at Newton North High School.

SRR Post-Marathon Party at The Burren

When: Monday, April 17th, 5-8pm

Details: Celebrate your accomplishment and share your favorite marathon stories.

SRR Marathon Bus, Elite Water Stop, and Hotel

Details: Available to current members. Specific details are sent directly to those on the membership list. If you are running the marathon, we'd like some more information, such as if you are wearing something other than SRR colors and if you are planning on leaving something at the Elite Water Stop. We're asking all runners to please fill out a few additional pieces of information on this online spreadsheet. This will greatly help the volunteers spot you when you're coming up to the stop so we can have your items ready. If you are signed-up to help out at the water stop, please see the volunteer assignments on the second tab.

Once again the famous SRR Post-Boston Hospitality Suite is at the Park Plaza Hotel. If you have come in years past, it is in the same place. The hotel is a short walk from the finish line. Look for a group e-mail on Sunday, April 16th (around 5pm) with the room number. Memorize it, write it on your pace bracelet, or tattoo it on your friend's forehead. The hotel doesn't know anything about SRR, so if you need help at the desk the reservation is under the name: Tina Mack.

Hotel info: The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, 50 Arlington Street, Boston MA

SRR Runner Tracking

Details: To make it easier to spot our SRR runners at the SRR Marathon Day Cheer Zone, it is very helpful to have a list of everyone running and their bib numbers. Our coach will also use this information to track the marathon results. Please use this link to sign up!

If you do not have your bib number yet, you can look it up here.