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BOSTON MARATHON FUN FACTS

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BOSTON MARATHON FUN FACTS

Postby V51JP » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:52 pm

So just how big is the Boston Marathon? Well, Dave McGillivray, the race Director, puts together a list of figures he titles "By The numbers." The figures below should give you some idea just how big the "Super Bowl Of Marathons" is and how much planning it takes to pull this off.

BY THE NUMBERS

PEOPLE
27,000 Official Entrants (approx.)
80,000 People attending the Expo
8,000 Volunteers
1,200 Medical Personnel
1,500 Security Personnel
61 Race Officials
250 Ham Radio Operators w/500+radios
500,000 Spectators Along the Course
1,500 Total Uniform Police Officers
300 State Police
471 Members of the National Guard

B.A.A. CHARITY PROGRAM
24 Official Members in the B.A.A. Charity Program
1275 Total BAA Charity Runners
Fundraising efforts are expected to exceed $10 million

COURSE
36 Course Clocks
9 Electronic Checkpoints
5 Manual Checkpoints
26 Red Cross Stations
24 Water Stations
60 Volunteers at each Water Station
8 Elite Athlete Water Stations

ECONOMIC IMPACT
Boston Marathon generates an estimated $131 million for the local economy

EQUIPMENT
190 Two-way Radios
63,360 Feet of Rope
30,000 Feet of Fencing
50,000 Feet of Cable
10,000 Trash Bags
50,000 Cable Ties
300KW of Electrical Power
500KW of Electrical Power for Media
9 Million BTU's Temporary Heat
2,000 Tables
2,000 Barricades
200 x 2 Inch Tape/Rolls of Caution Tape
10 Fork Lifts
10 Scissors Lifts
790 Port-o-Johns at start
202 Por-o-Johns along course
91 Lead Vehicles
5 Lifeguard Stands
350 Rakes and Shovels
40 Delivery Trucks
493 Buses
55 Baggage Buses
600 Trash Barrels
400 Rolls of Paper Towels
108,000 Safety Pins
65 Shuttle Buses in Hopkinton
15 Medical Buses
140 National Anthems and Countries' Flags
39,575 mylar blankets (heatsheets)
25,000 Feet of Ribbon
9 Command Posts
220,000 Sponsor Brochures distributed to runners
27,000 Participants' Tee-Shirts
27,000 Participants' Bags/Packets
27,000 Finishers' Medals
400 packets of Handi-Wipes
1.4 Million Paper Cups
140,000 Sponsors' Samples distributed to Runners
24 Golf Carts
50,000 Drywall Screws
600 Sheets of Plywood
1,000 Pairs of Work Gloves
4 electronic finish line cameras

FOOD
11,300 Pounds of Pasta
2,825 Quarts of Tomato Sauce
3,400 Pounds of Fresh Vegetables
100 Pounds of Ground Black Pepper
35,300 Powerbars
34.656 Packets of PowerGel
17,000 Cups of Coffee/Tea
5,250 Gallons of Boiling Water
5,225 Hours of Preparation & Cooking Time
140 Waiters/Waitresses Including Chefs
35,000 Gallons of Poland Spring Water

MEDIA
180 Outlets Receiving Credentials
More than 1000 Media Credentials Issued
15 Countries Receiving Credentials
20 States Receiving Credentials
80 Print Publications Receiving Credentials
22 Television Stations Receiving Credentials
14 Radio Stations Receiving Credentials
10 News Agencies Receiving Credentials

Telecast to more than 200 countries

MEDICAL
500 Bags of Ice
380 Cots
1,500 Blankets
500 Tongue Depressors
200 Sick Bags
4000 band aids
175 Ace Bandages
1,500 Gauze Pads
2,000 Adhesive Bandages
250 Rolls of Moleskin
500 Surgical Soaps
500 Tubes of Petroleum Jelly
500 Towels
1,500 Intravenous Bags
26 Oxygen Tanks
12 EKG Machines
36 Defibrillators
150 Blood Pressure Cuffs & Stethoscopes
80 Thermometers
16 Tympanic Thermometers
2,000 Pairs of Medical Gloves
200 Bottles of Antiseptic Handwash
500 Emesis Basins
2,000 Tubes of Antibiotic Ointment

RED CROSS ALONG COURSE
325 medical / admin volunteers
2,000 combined volunteer hours
120 ham radio operators for course medical communications
1,000-2,000 runners, spectators assisted every year along the course
31 bottles Antiseptic hand gel
104 boxes Gloves
52 bottles Sunblock
31 boxes Antibiotic Ointment
5,000 Bandaids
1,500 Gauze Pads
250 Ice Packs
52 Heat Packs
400 pads Moleskin
52 tubes Sports Cream
150 pounds Petroleum Jelly
52 rolls Paper Towels
52 boxes Tissues
52 Trash Bags

QUALIFYING
480 Qualifying Races Used for Boston
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Re: BOSTON MARATHON FUN FACTS

Postby v51pj » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:40 pm

interesting facts

anybody know the facts for the comrades and 2 oceans marathons

to see the income generated from a race is interesting and whow!

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