With an average of 500,000 annual spectators and another 25,000+ registered participants, the Boston Marathon is New England’s most widely viewed sporting event. While that’s wonderful for the athletes, Boston isn’t known for being the most navigable city, even on its off-days.
So what’s a supportive spectator (or frazzled commuter) to do? The most important thing to remember for anyone traveling to Boston on Marathon Monday is to leave plenty of extra time!
Head to Logan to Catch the Finish
If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of your favorite athlete crossing the finish line, don’t waste time braving traffic and searching for parking. Travelers using C&J Bus Lines can head straight to Logan International Airport and catch the T to the course-end on Boylston Street, near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square.
Wherever you are, you can track your athlete by bib number or name using the Boston Athletic Association’s handy mobile app.
Try South Station to Avoid (Some of) the Masses
Trying to catch another segment of the race (or just trying to make it to work on time?) Catch the bus line to our other location at South Station and grab the T from there. You’ll likely still endure longer wait-times than usual, but you won’t need to deal with detours, parking or traffic.
Rather than cursing your commute or stressing about missing your favorite runner, catch a C&J bus and take a load off. Celebrate the elite athletes who gather from all over the globe every Patriot’s Day to carry on this age-old tradition. At C&J Bus Lines, we’ll help make your Marathon Monday ride as smooth as possible. Have more questions about commuting to Boston on race-day? Contact C&J today.