Monday, April 18 2016 18:28 EEST
The Boston Marathon: Nearly 5,000 law enforcement officers will be stationed on the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston
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The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States. It is always held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics, the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events.

Boston Police Department shared on Facebook : "City of Boston Traffic and Parking Advisory: Boston Marathon Weekend, Saturday, April 16 through Monday, April 18, 2016

The Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016. The race will result in street closures and traffic detours in Boston’s Back Bay and in the surrounding area. Parking restrictions will be in place as well. Those coming into the City of Boston for the day are strongly encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on the MBTA may be found at For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises riders to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket. In the interest of public safety and traffic management, Boston’s Police and Transportation Departments may make changes to the following traffic restrictions and parking regulations as necessary. It is important that drivers pay close attention to all posted signs and variable message boards."

Over 700 law enforcement officers from all over the country will be running in this year's race. Of those 700, twenty members of the BPD Running Team will be participating as well.

Said Commissioner Evans: "I want to wish everybody a great race. The weather looks good. Our officers are ready. Good luck to everybody running. See you at the finish line."

Commissioner Evans Helps Paint New Thin Blue Lines on Boylston Street Before the Running of the 2016 Boston Marathon

Boston Police Department shared: This year, three thin blue lines will be painted on the final stretch of the race on Boylston Street. In the law enforcement community, the thin blue line is symbolic of the role police officers play by separating good from evil in society. With that in mind, there was no better person to help paint the very first of these new lines than our own Commissioner Evans. Later today, a professional crew will finish the job and tomorrow’s runners will see a clear path to the finish as they make that final left turn at Hereford Street. Best wishes to all of the runners – and good luck to all of the officers who will take their place along the route tomorrow, forming their own thin blue line across the Commonwealth to ensure the safety and security of the best road race in the world.

The Boston Marathon shared : "Engraved at the Boston Marathon monument in Copley Square is the last line of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem, Ulysses.

"One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

One run left. Good luck everyone!"

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