By Pietro Rossini Boston University News Service
An expo-goer shows the bracelet needed for many of the activities going on throughout the Boston Marathon weekend and run itself. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
Jordana Schachter, a volunteer at the Boston Marathon, spent part of Friday assisting expo-goers by the Athlete Services desk. Complying with the City of Boston’s indoor mask mandate, the B.A.A. requires masks be worn in all indoor public settings, including the Expo. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
Jeff Amell, 61, of Hartford, CT, posing for a photo. Amell, who has had both knees replaced in the past, plans on running the Marathon for a third time this year. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
Expo-goers searching for names among the thousands listed on the Athletes Names Wall. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
An expo-goer signing the Dedication Wall at the Hynes Convention Center. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
An athlete speaking with B.A.A. staff near Copley Square. Per the B.A.A., in order for runners to pick up their bib number, all participants must first
receive a B.A.A. bracelet from the Marathon’s vaccine verification/COVID-19 testing locations. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
An organizing committee member greets athletes at the Opening Ceremony at Copley Square. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
Attendees gathering and conversating at the Opening Ceremony on Friday at Copley Square. Honorees recognized during the ceremony included Ellison Brown, Sara Mae Berman, Dick Hoyt and Gloria Ratti. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
A runner asks for information by a COVID-19 testing location. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.
Athletes at the Opening Ceremony.
In addition to the ceremony on Friday night, the marathon’s three-day Fan Fest also includes meet-and-greets with champion runners, live music and entertainment, and more. Photo taken by Pietro Rossini.