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Hopkinton Police Department Public Service Advisory: 2013 Boston Marathon
The 117th running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Monday April 15, 2013. The roads in Hopkinton will be closing at 7:30 AM Monday morning. The roads near the town common will be closed at 7:00 AM. Approximately 27,000 runners will be running in three different groups or waves. The time-line for the race is as follows:
- Mobility Impaired will start at 9:00 AM.
- Wheelchairs will start at 9:17 AM.
- Handcycles will start at 9:22 AM.
- Elite Women runners will start at 9:32 AM.
- Wave 1 of the runners (9,000) will start at 10:00 AM; this will include the Elite Men.
- Wave 2 of the runners (9,000) will start at 10:20 AM.
- Wave 3 of the runners (9,000) will start at 10:40 AM
There will be shuttle services for spectators and runners from the Hopkinton State Park on Cedar Street, which is also Route 85, and from South Street. It is suggested that registered runners board the buses on South St. and spectators board the buses at the State Park. The shuttle buses will start at 6:00 am and run continuously until 12:00 Noon. After the race the shuttles will run continuously returning spectators to the parking areas.
The spectator shuttles leaving from the Hopkinton State Park will drop passengers at the corner of Cedar St, (Route 85), and A Street. The intersection of Main Street and Cedar Street, Routes 135 and 85, is a short walk away. Spectators can walk up Main Street to the Common area to watch the start of the race; runners going to Runner’s Village can walk up Grove Street to the school campus and look for the appropriate village. The shuttles leaving from South Street will drop passengers off at the corner of Main Street and Pleasant Street. From here, spectators can walk up Main Street to the Common area for the start of the race.
Registered runners boarding the buses on South St. will be transported to Runners Village by way of Route 495 to Route 85 to the High School.
For spectators who wish to return to your vehicle after the race, please wait for the buses in the same place you were dropped off by the bus. Runners will be transported back to Hopkinton from Boston post-race.
There will be no on street parking allowed in or near the center of town on Marathon Monday. Numerous roads in Hopkinton will be posted No Parking. Parking is allowed only in designated parking lots on South Street and at Hopkinton State Park. Parking is not allowed on South Street or Cedar Street. All violators will be ticketed and towed. Parking on school property is prohibited unless authorized. There will be no exceptions.
Directions to Hopkinton are as follows:
From points East and West, take the Mass Pike, Route 90, to Exit 11A the 495 Exit. After going through the toll booth, get onto Route 495 Southbound. Follow 495 to the next Exit, Exit 21B. Take a right off the ramp from the highway and at the first traffic light, take a left. This will put you on South Street. Follow the direction of the officer and B.A.A. Volunteers who will show you where you can park. No on street parking will be permitted.
From points North and South, take Route 495 to Exit 21B. Follow the ramp from the highway onto West Main Street and at the second traffic light, take a left. This will put you on South Street. Follow the direction of the officer and B.A.A. Volunteers who will show you where you can park. No on street parking will be permitted.
From points North, East and West, take Route 9 from the east or west to Route 85 Southbound. Follow Route 85 for approximately 3 to 4 miles. The Hopkinton State Park will be on your left.
The Road Closures will be as follows:
- West Main Street eastbound will be closed at 495.
- Wood Street, which is also Route 135, eastbound will be closed at Elm Street.
- Cedar Street, which is also Route 85, southbound will be closed at the entrance to the Hopkinton State Park.
- East Main Street, which is also Route 135, westbound will be closed at the Ashland town line.
- Hayden Rowe Street, which is also Route 85, northbound will be closed at Chestnut Street.
Residents please allow ample time to leave your residence to go about your daily business if necessary. Once the roads have closed you will not be allowed to return until the roads re-open.
Businesses please advise your employees of the road closing times. Unless you have an authorized vehicle pass, you will not be able to reach your destination.
You can review road closure times on the Hopkinton Police Departments website. For runner information please visit the Boston Athletic Association’s website or call 617-236-1652 or 508-435-6905.