Boston MarathonConsider this page your “one-stop-shop” for information pertaining to club participation in the Boston Marathon. The next running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 20, 2020.
Boston Marathon Mile 17 Gel Stop Opportunity
Each year, the Wicked Running Club is tasked with providing 50 volunteers to hand out gels at the Clif Gel Stop at Mile 17. The approximate time of volunteer duty is 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. due to road closures. Volunteers must be prepared to commit to a variety of weather conditions and be able to lift 25 pounds. Duties include passing gels to runners, setup and breakdown of the stop, and minor crowd control.
Volunteers must be current Wicked members and available for the full volunteer shift. After registration is open for two weeks to Wicked members, the board will consider opening registration to friends and family of Wicked members.
Registration to participate in 2020 has now closed. Please contact Kelly Pheulpin with any questions.
Boston Marathon Member Profiles
Meet the Wicked members who will be representing the club from Hopkinton to Boston on Marathon Monday!
I am honored to be one of the two runners selected to represent Wicked at the Boston Marathon for 2020. When I began running in 2015 at the age of 37, I never in a million years believed I would run a marathon, let alone Boston. A couple years later I ran the Chicago Marathon, and I was hooked. At some point, I said to myself, “I want to run Boston 2020”. Mostly because “Boston 2020” sounded like a cool time to run Boston. Life rolled on, with changes and adjustments. I applied on a whim for the Boston bib for 2020, mostly to show that I continue to be interested in running it (I applied in 2019 as well). Never in a million years did I think I would get chosen.
Wicked has given me so much. It has given me a great community of friends and fellow runners. Its allowed me to Volunteer at Mile 17 of the Boston Marathon, which is one of my favorite days of the year. As I continue to train for the race, I’ve felt incredibly lucky to have so many options for runs with my fellow Wickeder’s. A long boring run is made fun when you have someone to chat with for half of those miles. Ultimately, a marathon for me isn’t about being fast. A marathon, for me, is about achievement. Its about doing something great, and big, and something that not everyone can or will do. Its a point of pride that I’m training for my second marathon. And its a point of pride that I’m able to wear the Wicked Red for both of those races so far. I look forward to seeing so many of you on the course at Mile 17.
I am honored to represent Wicked at the 2020 Boston Marathon. I started running 7 years ago when I quit smoking, I was afraid of “the weight gain” that comes with quitting. While I had always been active going to the gym etc., I had never run before, I found out that I enjoyed! In the beginning I couldn’t run longer than a few mins at a time, as I kept it up I was able to run longer and longer intervals, eventually I ran my first race, which happened to be Wicked’s Frosty Four. I was hooked with races after that.
Eventually I joined Wicked and have met the most nicest people on earth (runners are just nice people in general). I never thought I would be able to run a marathon, but I did, last October I ran my first in DC , the Marine Corps Marathon. I have wanted to run Boston ever since I saw the documentary Boston, a running story. I fell in love with Boston, not only as my home but as a whole running community in general, since the Marine Corps Marathon took me a little over 5 hours, I knew qualifying would be out of the question. I am so grateful and fortunate for wicked for giving me this chance.
Boston Marathon Bus Transportation from the North Shore
As in past years, the North Shore Striders are providing transportation for Wicked members officially registered for the Boston Marathon. Two spacious 54-person restroom-equipped buses will deliver runners marathoners from the North Shore directly to Hopkinton on Monday, April 20, 2020. Details about the North Shore Striders Boston Marathon 2020 bus transportation has been shared via email. The bus can fill up at any time. Please contact WickedPresident@gmail.com for more information.
Boston Marathon Invitational Numbers for Wicked
The Wicked Running Club has received two invitational numbers from the Boston Athletic Association since 2012. 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.
Wicked runners for the 2020 Boston Marathon have been awarded. The 2021 selection process will be announced via email by the Board of Directors in winter 2020.