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Boston Marathon: if I get in, where do I want to stay? (Read 1552 times)

    Holiday Inn Boston/Beacon Hill, Kendall Marriott, The Kendall Hotel, Hyatt Boston, Harborside Inn on State St.

     

    BTW, It might sound crazy but lot's of us don't drink Dunkin. That said, I'm still pissed not to have found a spread of donuts waiting for me after finishing the "Dunkin Donuts Cape Cod Marathon."

       You can take the red line to south station for the expo, then on race day take the red line to park street and connect to the green line to copley to get the BAA bus.

       

      Even better for your suggestion, the BAA's yellow school buses leave from Park Street not Copley.

       

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      May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.

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        That said, I'm still pissed not to have found a spread of donuts waiting for me after finishing the "Dunkin Donuts Cape Cod Marathon."

         

        I was bummed about that too.  More bummed at the helpful volunteer who pointed the opposite direction when I asked "where's the school and the food?" after the race and sent me into the wrong part of town.

         

         

        BTW, thanks everyone for providing suggestions.  My comments don't indicate that I'm paying attention, but I am.  THANKS

         

          BTW, thanks everyone for providing suggestions.  My comments don't indicate that I'm paying attention, but I am.  THANKS

           

          Just be sure to let us know which you end up with so we know which fire alarm to pull at 2 AM. Thx.

            Even better for your suggestion, the BAA's yellow school buses leave from Park Street not Copley.

             

             

            Huh, good to know.  I've run that race 5 times and managed to avoid ever getting on one of those BAA school buses.

            Runners run.


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              BTW, It might sound crazy but lot's of us don't drink Dunkin. That said, I'm still pissed not to have found a spread of donuts waiting for me after finishing the "Dunkin Donuts Cape Cod Marathon."

               

              WHAT?! Well, that shatters all my dreams about ever running that race.


              just a simple cat

                And oh btw.

                 

                I did register for Boston 2012.

                 

                Twice.

                 

                Shut up.

                 Didn't that cost you twice as much?

                 

                Will you have to run it twice?

                 

                What?  Oh,... shut up?   okay   Blush

                 

                Running is stupid

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                  Dunno yet.  The sea of humanity (those who BQed but did not hit BQ-5) finds out on 9/28 who did/didn't get in.  If I get charged twice, I will know.  I sent them an email, but I think they are a little busy.

                   

                  I suspect that they are smart enough to detect name/address/BQ race/BQ time dups.  Suspect.

                   


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                    SR, when you described what you were looking for, I thought "that's the way I expect to do it too." Don't expect to be gouged, but have no expectations of some cheap place either.

                     

                    For the last few Bostons I have used Diane Golden of Golden Adventures.  It's just goldenadventures.com. She does lots of destination packages for races etc. and her Boston package is a very good deal. She puts you in a nice hotel very close to the finish, has a pre-race pasta dinner at Maggiano's, and has her own buses (with rest rooms!). 

                     

                    My BIL Joe has also used her, as has pfriese, whom you know from the Masters forum.  You might check out her website for Boston package.  Good luck.  Spareribs

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                      Spareribs sighting!

                       

                      Thanks for the tip.  That reminds me... marathontours also does Boston packages.  I've gotten a funky vibe from that dude when I've tried to talk to him, but most folks I know who use them like them. Except they aren't cheap.  I will check out Golden, and I might as well check into marathontours as well.  If one can give me a package that beats doing it meself, it would be dumb not to.

                       

                        Yeah if you can get into a tour that rents it's own bus with a restroom, that is CLUTCH on race day.  I have ridden a few running club busses out to Hopkinton on race day and it is a whole different experience than the yellow BAA school bus.

                        Runners run.

                          Dunno yet.  The sea of humanity (those who BQed but did not hit BQ-5) finds out on 9/28 who did/didn't get in.  If I get charged twice, I will know.  I sent them an email, but I think they are a little busy.

                           

                          I suspect that they are smart enough to detect name/address/BQ race/BQ time dups.  Suspect.

                           

                           

                          You could register again to find out what number they are at

                          DGolden1


                            I noticed "Ribs" offered a solution to your question by referring you to ME for your Boston Marathon trip. How nice is that!!  Just so you know,  I've planned the Boston Marathon trip for over 10 years now. I have over 200 rooms booked at the Boston Park Plaza (primo, finish line location). The rate is $273. I know, not cheap but the location is SO worth it. And I think that's probably better than you'll find if shopping on your own.

                             

                            As Ribs said, I do pre-race dinner & a private shuttle to the start. Also, I have a discount code for flights on American and offer post race massages at the hotel.

                             

                            You can see all the details here: http://www.goldenadventures.com/upcoming_bostonmarathon2012.php  Check it out!

                             

                            Thanks,

                            DGolden1

                             

                            PS  hope this didn't sound too much like a commercial :-/

                            Diane Golden

                            www.GoldenAdventures.com

                            214-370-8300

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                              You could register again to find out what number they are at

                               

                              I could.  But I'm not sure why.  They don't go first-come-first-serve.  They take everyone and order them. Fastest people get in until they run out of space.

                               

                              Hello DG!

                               

                              (perhaps I shouldn't have said anything about mt.  Hmm.  "You just made the list, pal.")

                               


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                                Thanks,

                                DGolden1

                                 

                                PS  hope this didn't sound too much like a commercial :-/

                                 It does but thanks. I will be checking.

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