Pro Tips for Boston Marathon Spectators

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By the Numbers

36,000
Number of entrants in 2014, up from 27,000 in 2013.

790
Number of port-a-potties at the starting line in 2013 (there were an additional 202 along the route).

11,503
Pounds of discarded clothing at the starting line in 2013—donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

39
The reported temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, on a particularly chilly race day in 1961—and yes, there were snow squalls.

100
The reported temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, on race day in 1905.

One Hundred Thousand +
Number of bulbs planted along the entire 26.2-mile stretch by Marathon Daffodils volunteers.

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Source: BAA and Marathon Daffodils

 

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