From this morning’s Globe West Edition, “No crowds but magic aplenty on the Midnight Marathon”:
For more than a century, Boston Marathon runners have laced up their sneakers to make the landmark journey amidst cheering fans. But for the past three years, in the dead of night mere hours before the run starts, a small group of locals have experienced the route differently.
No winner, no television coverage, no water cups littering the side. And, most notably, no running.
Since 2009, Greg Hum has traversed the route on his bicycle, beginning at midnight in Hopkinton on the eve of Marathon Day.
This Sunday marks the 4th annual Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride, ride that started as an idea rolling around in my head three years ago and quickly snowballed into something awesome. Teaming up with Boston Societies of Spontaneity again this year, we hope to break a new record in Midnight Marathon history: to reach over 300 riders from 250 last year. Can we do it? Join us for the ride to find out!