First, here’s a quick look at the Wellesley chunk of the Boston Marathon course:
Second, here’s where to find the names of Wellesley runners, and as usual, there are dozens.
Third, I’ll be watching the race from the 25K mark of the course (midway between miles 15-16), with the responsibility as an official marathon volunteer of watching one of the clocks. Will report if time stands still or anything amazing like that.
Fourth, for those of you not running, note that many roads in town will be closed on Marathon Monday before and during the race.
Wellesley Police say that as of 8:45am on Monday, April 15, the following roads will be closed:
Central Street (Rt. 135) from the Natick line to Grove Street at Wellesley Square.
Washington Street (Rt. 16) from Grove Street (Wellesley Square) to the Newton city line.
The race route essentially divides Wellesley in half. Once the road is closed, no vehicle will be allowed to cross over the route, or leave any parking lots on the route until the race is finished and the road opened. The only way to ‘cross’ over the race route is to utilize Route 9.
Additionally, there will be no parking on the above streets on Monday, April 15 prior to, and during the race. Any vehicle found parked on the route will be towed. No parking signs will be posted.
There will also be no parking on the following streets prior to, and during the race: No parking signs will be posted as well.
Pond Road; Linden Street from Weston Road to Crest Road; River Street; Garden Road; Brook Street; Colburn Road; Route 9; Wareland Road; Wellesley Avenue.
The roads should be open to traffic at approximately 2:30 PM, and will open in segments, starting at the Natick line and moving east. This website will be updated with current road closure information. The Wellesley Police Department will also be sending out community notification alerts regarding road closures, and posting live information on Twitter and Facebook throughout the day.