Race Day Information

This page has information about Marathon Monday for spectators and supporters. Topics include:

1. List of team bib numbers
2. MIT Strong posters for Marathon Monday
3. Cheering Station Locations
4. Spectator information
5. Safety and security


Each runner in the Boston Marathon is provided with a digital chip that attaches to their shoe. Because this chip is tracked at regular intervals on the marathon course, friends and family can check the progress of a runner on the BAA website or through AT&T Athlete Alert, which sends emails and text messages.

>> See the bib numbers for MIT Strong team members


Thank you to everyone who will be out on the marathon course to cheer for the team during our run. If you want to show your MIT Strong pride with posters displaying the team logo, you have two options: pick up free copies on campus or print them at your convenience.

To pick up free copies:

  • Attend the community picnic and MIT Strong team rally on Friday, April 18, at 1 PM (details)
  • Drop by CopyTech's central location starting Monday, April 14 (location and hours)

To print your own MIT Strong posters, use the files below:

  • 8 x 10" poster (PDF)
  • 11 x 17" poster (PDF)


Wear your MIT gear, use our (optional) signage templates above and cheer on all of the MIT runners at these suggested locations (try to stay on the Right-hand side of the runners).

  • Mile 6.6 is  near the Framingham commuter rail station
  • Mile 10 is Natick and near the commuter rail station
  • Mile 14.6 is Wellesley Hills near commuter rail station
  • Mile 17 is the Woodland green line "D" T station
  • Mile 20 bottom of heartbreak hill (no MBTA)
  • Mile 24.5 near Coolidge Corner, along the median strip across from 1070 Beacon Street, between Carlton and Amory Streets in Brookline. Green line "C" Hawes St. Station
  • Mile 25.5 this is MIT Sigma Kappa sorority house - 480 Commonwealth Ave


This year's marathon will see increased security measures. Be sure to review the guidelines and recommendations for spectators, including a list of items spectators are discouraged from bringing. Helpful pages include:

>> BAA spectator information page

>> Boston Marathon course map

>> News about MBTA adjustments on Marathon Monday

>> City of Boston race day info, including road closures, MBTA info, and more


The BAA is partnering with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to ensure that runners and spectators receive important public safety and emergency information in a timely manner. Massachusetts Alerts is a communication tool used by MEMA to disseminate critical information to smartphones.  Massachusetts Alerts is powered by a free downloadable application app that is available for Android and iPhones. During the Boston Marathon, MEMA will use Massachusetts Alerts to share important public safety information, including severe weather and emergency information with runners and spectators. 

>> Learn more about Massachusetts Alerts and the free Ping4Alerts app for Android or iPhone

>> City of Boston Race Day information, including security