Here's how to track a friend or any runner competing in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.
UPDATE 04.16.13: If you are trying to find information about someone who was running in the Marathon yesterday.
- You can check the BAA site for those who finished before the explosions.
- Google.org has activated its Person Finder. There you can enter the name of the person you are trying to locate or add information that you have about someone others might be seeking. If you were part of the race and are safe, you can add your status.
- You can call the City of Boston Hotline for families trying to locate loved ones, 617-635-4500.
- From @notifyBoston: "Information & resource center open today, 9am, Park Plaza Castle. Latest City details: http://ow.ly/k6J4C " (map)
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) Website explains:
The B.A.A. will post split times to its website during the race. This feature, complete with search access directions, will not show up on their official site until race day.
To learn how to Track a Boston Marathon Runner, Click Here then select, “Q: How can family members at home track me in the Boston Marathon?”
Mobile Phone Alert System
The Boston Athletic Association also has set up the "AT&T Athlete Alert Program." It allows you to receive updates on a runner’s progress. Here’s how to sign-up!
Where are the Leaders & Crowd Favorites?
For a rough idea of where the race leaders are, in relation to your viewing position, watch the sky for the helicopters that hover above them.
For favorites, you must rely on the roar of the crowd as they approach. Or, you can track your favorite by using the mobile alert system.
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This Canon PowerShot G15 camera will give you what you need to take stills and video the event. Canon's G series is our all-time favorite for everyday cameras. We own the G10 and G11. They're a little bigger than the compacts most people use, but let you shoot with automatic settings or easy-to-use manual controls that please the many pros who use them as second cameras. And, if you are ready to turn pro, follow our lead. Ed Shoots with the Nikon D7000 Digital SLR to and we just added Nikon D600 to our camera fleet and are extremely happy with the performance it has delivered.
Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) Website
Words: Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2011 Penny Cherubino
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