YOU MISSED THE BUS!!! The WCRC bus to the Boston Marathon is FULL
If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for seats, please contact Vicki Miller at email@example.com. A list of all those with confirmed seats on the bus will be posted soon.
The Winners Circle Running Club is once again organizing a bus trip to the Boston Marathon. The bus will pick up runners at the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar in Salisbury, MA at 6:15 AM on the morning of Monday, April 15. The bus will then proceed to Hopkinton where it will park until after the start, providing a pre-race base of operations for WCRC runners. As they finish, runners will converge on the room reserved by WCRC at the Lenox Hotel (right at the finish line), for showers, refreshments, and the telling of tales. Spectators can watch the start and then return to the bus for a ride to the Lenox (or as near to it as possible, given the traffic restrictions that day), in time to see the finish. The bus will leave from near the Lenox at 4:30 PM and proceed back to the Circle in Salisbury, where runners will shuffle home as best as they can.
New this year, the club is offering a $20 discount for members who did so much to make the club a success in 2012! The new cost for the trip is $55 for WCRC members who joined the club prior to 12/1/2012. For new members who join the club after 12/1/2012 the cost is the usual $75, and the cost is $95 for nonmembers. First priority for reservations will go to WCRC members who intend to run the marathon until March 16. After March 16, reservations for any remaining seats will be accepted from non-members as well as members, and from spectators as well as marathon runners, on a first-come, first-served basis. Runners and spectators must be 18 years or older in order to ride the bus.
The terms of the bus charter require that we leave the Lenox at 4:30 PM, whether or not all runners have finished, to meet the bus which will be waiting nearby. If you can not finish the marathon by 4:00 PM (the second wave of the marathon starts at 10:30 AM), you will probably miss the bus and should consider other transportation options. If you can not finish the marathon by 3:30 PM, you will probably miss out on the shower at the Lenox.
Your marathon bus application with payment in full must be received by WCRC before a seat will be reserved. The fact that you are a nice person and took the bus last year does not mean that we will save you a seat this year. The bus was totally full of nice people last year (see photo above) … we can’t save seats for everyone! All refund requests received by WCRC on or before April 1 will be honored. There will be no refunds after April 1.
For more information call Vicki Miller at (603) 868-7203 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.