Once again, the North Shore Striders will provide transportation for runners officially registered for the Boston Marathon. Two spacious 54-person restroom-equipped buses will deliver marathoners from the North Shore directly to Hopkinton on Monday, April 20, 2015. Please read the bus descriptions carefully as there are important differences. Runners in waves 1 or 2 MUST be on Bus #1.
The cost is $27 per person (+ $2 Paypal service charge) for members of the Wicked Running Club, which is the same price for members of North Shore Striders. $36 per person (+ $2 Paypal service charge) for all other registered runners in the 2015 Boston Marathon.
There are two buses: NSS #1 Bus (the early bus with me as the concierge) and NSS #2 Bus (the later bus with Anne as the concierge). NSS #1 Bus leaves very early but gets to park directly beside the Athlete’s village in Hopkinton and is the only viable option for Waves 1 and 2 of the Marathon. NSS #2 Bus leaves 1 3/4 hours later, but drops you at the South St Parking lot from which you take an official shuttle bus for athletes to the Athlete’s Village.
Many thanks to our friends from the North Shore Striders who have been offering a safe and warm bus ride to Hopkinton for the past several years!
The Wicked Running Club is proud to announce that the Boston Athletic Association has awarded two invitational bib numbers for the 2015 Boston Marathon to our club! WRC members in good standing and who are interested in applying for the chance to receive one of the bib numbers can download the WRC invitational bib application as a PDF or Word Doc and will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 25th, 2015. Completion of this application does not guarantee you a Wicked Running Club Invitational Bib. You will be informed by 9:00 a.m. on January 29th, 2015 if you have been chosen as a member. The two members that are selected will need to post mark their entries before February 1st, 2015.
The process: Applications can be submitted to the member-at-large of the Wicked Running Club, Julie Arrison, at email@example.com. An email receipt will be sent. There will be a closed session at the January 28th, 2015 Wicked Board of Directors meeting to discuss eligibility from applications that meet the January 25 deadline. Applications that meet eligibility requirements will be entered into a drawing. Two members will be selected at random from eligible candidates. If selected, the runners has 24 hours to commit to running for the Wicked Running Club and to submit $325.00 Boston Athletic Association entry fee payment and a completed application. If a member of the first two does not accept, a member of the board and a witness whose names are not included in the random drawing will select an additional name. If you have been a recipient of a Wicked Running Club Invitational Bib in the past, you are not eligible to apply for the 2015 selection process.
Eligible candidates must be active and paid Wicked Running Club members. Application criteria is based upon volunteer service to the club, participation in club events, and participation in club relays and the Wicked Grand Prix Series.
Runners make their way through the streets of Salem in the 8th Annual Wicked Frosty Four. Picture taken by Peter Graves.
730 runners crossed the finish line today at the 8th Annual Wicked Frosty Four. The weather conditions were great for the 1st day of January. There was a light wind coming off the water around the Willows to make this race a frosty good time for all who completed the first race of 2015 in Salem. This was also the first race of the 2015 New England Company Running.
Results from the race can be found at http://coolrunning.com/results/15/ma/Jan1_Eighth_set1.shtml.
Great job to everyone from Wicked Running Club who volunteered today. Many thanks to TR Ramsdell and the entire Wicked Frosty Four Committee for putting together an excellent event. Be sure to Like the Wicked Frosty Four Facebook page for photos, stories and more from the race.
See everyone on 1/1/16!
For runners who have pre-registered for the 8th Annual Wicked Frosty Four, here is the schedule for packet pick-up.
Tuesday, December 30, 10am to 7 pm and Wednesday, December 31, from 10 am – 3 pm at New England Running Company, 43 Enon Street, Beverly, MA 01915.
New this year: Packet Pick – Up on December 31st from 4 – 7 pm at Tavern in the Square, Salem.
Race Day: Those who can’t make the packet pick – up at New England Running Company or Tavern in the Square on Tuesday or Wednesday can pick up their bib number and shirt (if you are one of the first 500 registered runners) on race day at Tavern in the Square starting at 8:30 am when day of registration opens up.