WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A 2-WAVE START TO THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON?
It is common knowledge that some runners have been using private property to relieve themselves before the race start. Whereas we understand that runners have to go right before the start of the race, using private property for this purpose just cannot continue. By taking the runner line up off of the residential street and away from private property, it is our hope that this problem goes away. We have expanded the Village, added many more port-o-johns, minimized the time runners need to be standing in line and made numerous other adjustments to help curb this problem. The answer is not to threaten disqualification but to provide more access and opportunity for runners to efficiently use the units which we do provide. Restricting the line up to Main Street will also provide freer access for emergency vehicle to move around the town which is critical. Finally, some have asked why not just line up all 20,000 runners on Main Street and fire the gun. That won’t work either as it will paral