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BAA with an update on bag pickups for Marathon runners

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  April 16, 2013 12:12 PM

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The BAA has an update for Marathon runners it posted to its Facebook page:

We have a few important details for our runners at this time...

First, we again want to express our sympathy to all of the victims and our gratitude to the first responders of yesterday's explosions.

We're working with the City of Boston to re-open streets that have been cleared from the investigation as quickly as possible. As such, the runners' bags that were being picked up on Berkeley Street are now being moved to "The Castle" at 101 Arlington Street (at Stuart St.) and will be available until 7:00 p.m. tonight.

Later today, we'll have updates on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday pick-up.

The finish line remains an active crime scene. We ask that our runners and the public please cooperate with the law enforcement agencies in the area for as long as our collective cooperation is requested.

We again extend a heartfelt thank you from us at the Boston Athletic Association for the condolences that have come in from around the world.

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Look for updates, news, analysis and commentary from the following.
  • Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
  • Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
  • Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes

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