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GCS Cheers Boston
April 15, 2019 @ 6:30 am
Hey Striders! We are planning on having a Gate City tent at the Boston Marathon again this year. I’ve created an event for you to join if you’re interested in being there for some of the day. We’d really like a group to be there to help cheer runners, hand out snacks and see to the runners needs, and to represent Gate City. We’ll need help setting up, taking down, and transporting items too, so please join!
You aren’t running Boston but you want to cheer your friends, club members, and all the runners at the Boston Marathon? Come join us! Gate City is hosting an unofficial tent just past the 30K mark again this year, and all are welcome. More details to follow, but here’s the gist:
Plan on Commonwealth Ave shutting down by 8am, so be there early or plan on using the side streets to get there. I put in the ROUGH address of where we’ll be set up for you to GPS.
The crew normally sees the GCS Marathon bus off and then heads in – we’ll most likely depart from the 99 at 6:30 this year if you’d like to caravan.
Last year we set up across from the Newton Cemetery Maint. Center on Commonwealth and that worked out well. There should be porta potties on the route, but sometimes they took pity on us and let us use their bathrooms. (But it depended on the boss being around – he tended to shoo us off the property!)
Plan on dressing for the weather, bringing lunch/food/drink as well as extra clothing, sunblock, etc. Also bring work gloves if you want them for setting up/tearing down.
Gate City will be buying items to hand out to the runners – oranges, pretzels, etc. (I’ll post with details) If you want to bring more stuff, feel free, but it is on your own dime. (e.g. no club reimbursement!)