Runner Tracking at the Boston Marathon

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Pace and Racing
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As athletes received their bib numbers for the 116th running of the Boston Marathon last week, the Boston Athletic Association posted information about the options for tracking runners at this year’s Boston Marathon.

If you sign up for messaging – which is free for up to 4 athletes on race day – you will be sent a text message as your runner crosses the 10K, Half-Marathon, 30K and finish line of the Boston Marathon.

To find your runner’s bib number click HERE and you will be taken to the entrants search page.

Enter in your runner’s name along with some other information such as hometown or age if it is a common name, (no such worries as I am the only Marruchella in the event this year) and you will pull up the athletes information including their race number.

To sign up via text message – you simply text the word:


To the number 345678

You will receive a message within a second or two from ATT asking you for the runner’s bib number you would like to track.

To track me you would enter:


A moment later you will receive a confirmation message that you are now tracking runner Joseph Marruchella

Pretty cool.

You can also visit the Boston Athletic Association website to sign up via e-mail if you prefer.  That information can be found by clicking HERE.

Running out of corral number 6 it should take me approximately 4 minutes or so to cross the starting line on April 16th or 10:04 EDT.

10 kilometer checkpoint?  10:46 a.m.

Halfway?  11:33 a.m.

Finish line?  Well that’s the big question now isn’t it?

On to Boston!

  1. Jodi H says:

    All signed up to receive text messages! 🙂 Go get ’em Joe!!

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