Pleases stop by the information both at the Expo or ask one of our many volunteers for the best way to spectate at Baystate.
We do not have live race coverage.
If you are going to spectate along the course, you should expect to run into traffic delays getting to and from your destination. You may also find parking to be a challenge.
Be sure to go to our Course Description page, to check out the courses and plan where you will watch the runners.
One of the best places to cheer for your runner for the marathon are places where you'll see runners twice. One of those places is the Rourke Bridge. You can see them at mile 3 and then again when they come across for the 2nd loop, approximately mile 13. From there either move across the bridge to see them at mile 22 or proceed to the finish line to greet them when the finish.
Another place to watch marathoners twice is a bit up from the Rourke Bridge, along Princeton St., North Chelmsford. There you'd see runners at mile 4 and mile 14, and it's not overly crowded.
Other places to watch runners would be along Pawtucket Boulevard or the VFW Parkway.
No matter where you watch, give yourself enough time to get back to the finish.
Half Marathon & Relay
To see your runner multiple times, you can cheer for them at the race start, then make your way to Suffolk Street (one street west of Arcand, the finish line street). Half marathoners will run this street twice. Suffolk Street is also the Exchange Point for the Half Marathon Relay.
You can easily meet your runner at the end of the finish chute by proceeding down Hall Street from Suffolk (towards the Tsongas Center).