Race Day Tracking Info

Training week: 18 of 18
Money raised: $7,039 of $8,000
Today’s run: 3 easy miles, 35 degrees
Cumulative training miles: 451

With just a few days before race day, lots of people have asked about how they can track me on Monday to see my progress along the course. Here’s what you need to know!

Starting on Monday, you can visit the Boston Athletic Association website, and the homepage will feature an athlete tracker. You can enter Julie E. Carroll or my bib number: 26974. The tracker will update every 5k. Or, you can download the BAA’s mobile app, which may be easier than the desktop site. You can also sign up for text alerts to receive an alert (which is handy if you’re on your phone on the course) when I cross the 10k, half, 30k, 35k, 40k, and finish line.

Here’s my best guess about when I’ll be passing certain landmarks, if all goes well:

11:20-11:30 — Crossing starting line in Hopkinton
12:25-12:35 — Framingham T stop
1:45-2:00 — Wellesley scream tunnel
2:15-2:35 — Turn at the firehouse onto Comm Ave in Newton
2:50-3:15 — Heartbreak Hill
3:10-3:35 — Cleveland Circle
3:30-3:55 — Coolidge Corner
3:40-4:05 — Citgo sign
3:50-4:30 — Finish line

My overall pace will probably be 10:30-11:00 minutes per mile, and each 5k will probably take me between 30-35 minutes.

Here’s a map of the course, and a handy MBTA map of popular viewing spots and their distance from the T.

I’ll try to run on the left/north side of the road, and I’ll post a picture with my race outfit on my Facebook page Monday morning so I’m easy to spot. You can also my fundraising progress as I near that finish line, too!

If you’re out on the course, please take pictures and tag me on Facebook! Let me know in the comments where you’ll be so I can look for you, and yell for me so I can find you!

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