Tomorrow aka April 15th is the day that; Leonardo da Vinci was born, American President Abraham Lincoln died, the RMS Titanic sank and this year of course…is Patriot’s Day and the 117th Boston Marathon! And if you’ll be out on the route watching and celebrating, and have friends running, it’s helpful to know how to track runners so you know when they’ll pass by. This year the B.A.A. makes it even easier for you to monitor runners, all you need is to get your friends’ bib numbers, so get on that now=)
If you want to track me on Monday, you can do it right from the BAA website or you can register to the AT&T Athlete Alert to stay up to speed via text or e-mail. You will get alerts when I pass the 10-kilometer, half-marathon, and 30-kilometer marks.
First thing you will need is my bib Number, which is 6760.
Then, here is below the instructions to get a text or an e-mail alert.
TEXT – Simply text the word RUNNER to 345678 using your US mobile phone. You will then receive an sms text response with instructions on how to submit a runner’s bib number. (Message and data rates may apply. You will be opted in to receive four messages during the race. Send STOP to quit.
EMAIL – Continue to the registration page for the AT&T Athlete Alert on the race website. Sign-up using your mobile phone number for SMS text message updates, or by entering an email address for email updates. Click here to sign up now.
This is not IT! For the first time, the Boston Athletic Association has created a mobile app to help runners and spectators maximize their Marathon Monday experience. Spectators can track runners, find marathon-related events, and peruse the course via iPhone or Android.
Those watching from the sidelines as runners hit the pavement can tap into the smartphone app and track exactly where participants are along the route by selecting certain checkpoints, such as the 10K, halfway, 30K mark and finish line. “Spectators will also be able to search for runners by bib number or by name, view a real-time race leader board, and search for results after the race,” according to a description on iTunes, where the BAAMarathon app can be downloaded for free.
The app allows runners to easily view key race information.
Tour the race course via Maps, and easily share their race experience with the Boston Marathon on social media before or after the race.
The app allows runners to easily view key race information, tour the race course via Maps, and easily share their race experience with the Boston Marathon on social media before or after the race. Also, it’s not only helpful on race day, but it is also a useful tool for those coming into Boston for the entire weekend who may be searching for things to do and places to go.
Have fun Monday, and see you out there. Off I go for a 3 easy mile run to loosen up my legs.
1 day to GO!