2014년 보스턴 마라톤 참석하실 회원님들!
여러분들 지난주 메일 받았겠지만 올해 꼭 주의하실 정보가 있어 다시 알려드립니다.
지난주 B.A.A.으로 부터 보냈던 New Baggage Policy and Gear Check 아래와 같이 참고 하세요.
여기서 전해과 달리 Bag Check은 Boston Commons에서 한다고 합니다. No bags will be allowed in certain areas at or near the start in Hopkinton, at or near the finish in Boston, or along the course.
POLICY FOR OFFICIAL PARTICIPANTS ON RACE DAY
The B.A.A. and public safety officials from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the eight cities and towns along the 26.2-mile course are asking official participants to comply with new security policies, including a no-bag policy. No bags will be allowed in certain areas at or near the start in Hopkinton, at or near the finish in Boston, or along the course. Bags will not be allowed on buses from Boston to Hopkinton, and bags will not be transported from Hopkinton back to Boston. At the conclusion of the race and new for 2014, the B.A.A. will provide participants with a Heatsheet® Warmth Retention Cape for warmth. (see image and description below)
|Heatsheets® Warmth Retention Cape, made from Thermo-Flect® 2, a waterproof, reflective-insulation fabric, reflects radiant heat and minimizes conductive heat loss (wind chill). This innovative material is lined with a soft inner surface, providing a lightweight, comfortable solution for hypothermia prevention. The cape is hooded for added protection from the elements and has arm holes which allows participants to be hands-free, enabling them to hold food, water and any other essential items while remaining covered and warm.|
|Dimensions are 18" x18" x4"|
A gear check opportunity on Boston Common will be available on the morning of the Boston Marathon, allowing official participants to have a change of clothing (shoes, pants, shirt, jacket) at the conclusion of the race. The bag to be used for this purpose will be provided at Number Pick-up by the B.A.A. (see example left)
Only this B.A.A.-provided, clear, plastic bag can be used for this purpose. No other bags will be accepted. Any items that participants would like to have at the conclusion of the race must be placed inside the clear, plastic bag that the B.A.A. will provide. Participants must leave this clear, plastic bag at the gear check area on Boston Common prior to boarding the B.A.A. shuttle bus to the start in Hopkinton. The gear check area on Boston Common is approximately one half mile from the exit of the finish area at Arlington Street.
Bus loading on race day will take place the Tremont Street side of Boston Common, between Boylston and Park streets. In order to effectively transport all participants from Boston to Hopkinton, official participants will load buses by waves. Official participants should plan to arrive early for the event and be prepared for security screening. (see Boston Common and bus loading map below)
For more detailed information on the Boston Marathon bus loading procedures for official participants, click the button below:
OFFICIAL BIB’S AND BIB-PICK UP INFORMATION
New for the 2014 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. is requiring that all participants claim their own bib number at the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo during normal expo hours. Friends or family will not be allowed to claim bib numbers. The official bib that is assigned by the B.A.A. for the 2014 Boston Marathon must be visible at all times while participants are on/in official B.A.A. shuttle buses and other B.A.A. vehicles, entering, and in the Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton, in the start area corrals and start area, on the race course, and in the finish area in Boston. Officially issued bibs may not be altered or copied in any way and may not be transferred to another participant; any individual who violates these rules will not be allowed to participate.
ALLOWABLE AND PROHIBITED ITEMS FOR OFFICIAL PARTICANTS ON RACE DAY
In consultation with public safety officials and in order to ensure the safety of all Boston Marathon participants, spectators, and partners, the B.A.A. will enforce the following rules on race day. As always, official participants may be required to pass through security checkpoints when entering Marathon venues on race day and all items being carried are subject to inspection by the B.A.A., contracted private security personnel, venue personnel and law enforcement officers.
Allowable items for official participants: Runners may carry the following items on race day. Any such items are subject to inspection at any time.
- Fanny pack (no larger than 5 inches x 15 inches x 5 inches) to carry food, nutritional products, medicine, identification, cell phone, home/hotel key or other similar and necessary small items (only one fanny pack per runner).
- Standard manufactured “fuel belt” (bottles must be one liter or smaller).
- The use of headphones is discouraged, but permitted.
Please note: Additional layers of clothing may be worn on B.A.A. Shuttle Buses and in Hopkinton for warmth before the race. Clothing that will not be worn during the race must be discarded in Hopkinton and will be donated to a local charitable organization.
Prohibited items for official participants: On race day, official participants are prohibited from carrying any of the following items when entering or within any Marathon venue, including B.A.A. shuttle buses and B.A.A. vehicles, Athletes’ Village in Hopkinton, the start area corrals and start area, the race course, and the finish area in Boston:
- Backpacks, any similar item carried over the shoulder, or handbags of any size.
- Glass containers.
- Any container capable of carrying more than 1 liter of liquid.
- Strollers, including baby strollers.
- Suitcases & rolling bags.
- Personal hydration system products (such as CamelBak®, Thor®, etc).
- Weight vests or any sort of vest with pockets (Note: lightweight running vests are allowable).
- Costumes covering the face or any non-form fitting, bulky outfits extending beyond the perimeter of the body.
- Props (including sporting equipment and military and fire/gear and signs or flags larger than 11 inches x 17 inches).
- Any item larger than 5 inches x 15 inches x 5 inches.
Please note: security at each location will have the authority to disallow other products or materials that it deems inappropriate.
FINISH AREA INFORMATION
There will be a few changes to the finish area for the Boston Marathon. The B.A.A. will offer the opportunity to exit the secure finish area at three locations prior to Arlington Street. More information on these exit areas will be forthcoming. Participants who choose NOT to check gear at Boston Common will have the option of leaving the secure finish area early to meet with family and friends. (see image below)
The order of our finish area services has been modified. Finishers will receive:
- Heatsheet® Warmth Retention Cape
- Fluid replacement (Poland Spring Water and Gatorade)
Official participants who decide to take advantage of the gear check opportunity on Boston Common will need to walk approximately one half mile to the gear check area to retrieve their bags.
RULES FOR UNAUTHORIZED PARTICIPANTS
For the safety of our participants, spectators, and partners, public safety officials and the B.A.A. strictly prohibit unofficial participation, and those in violation will be subject to interdiction. Those who are not officially registered in the Boston Marathon will not be allowed to participate. We ask official participants to discourage family and friends who are not officially registered participants from entering the course in any manner.
We are aware that many people want to participate in some way in this year’s Boston Marathon as a display of support, but we ask that those who are not official participants to refrain from entering the course for the safety of the runners and themselves. There are several other opportunities which enable a show of support for the Boston Marathon, including the B.A.A. 5K on April 19, the Boston Marathon World Run, attending the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo, volunteering, or spectating.
Anyone on the course for any distance who has not been assigned, or is not displaying, an officially issued bib number from the B.A.A. is subject to interdiction. The B.A.A. reserves the right to remove any person from the course who is not displaying an official bib that has been assigned by the B.A.A. Similarly, units or groups such as military ruck-marchers and cyclists, which have sometimes joined on course, will not be allowed to participate.