Preparations Underway for the 114th Boston Marathon - Hopkinton Massachusetts
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest and most well-known marathon and also carries with it a great deal of prestige for the winning runners.
With up to 25,000 participants from all over the world, the famous race begins in Hopkinton, runs through Ashland and seven other cities and towns and eventually winds its way into Boston's Back Bay.
During this drizzly and chilly afternoon, preparations have been underway for the running of the Boston Marathon which will take place on Monday, April 19.
The bleachers and bandstand are set up while the Hopkinton "Doughboy" Looks on
A sausage vendor gets an early placement on the Hopkinton Common
A newly-painted starting line for Monday's race
The official Boston Marathon Sign is up and ready to welcome the crowd and runners
The Boston Marathon in Hopkinton Massachusetts is a great tradition and fun for everyone observing. But those of us who live in and around it also refer to it as the biggest traffic jam of the year.
Plan your viewing of the Boston Marathon so that you can get the best seats - just don't plan any appointments in Hopkinton between the hours of 10:00 to 5:00, because you won't get through the traffic - or the runners.
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Claudette Millette, Broker, Owner, The Buyers' Counsel - (508) 881-6230