Fundy Sports & Tourism presents the 123rd Boston Marathon – Monday 15 April 2019 & BAA 5k.We had an amazing group of runners, friends and family with us for our 11th Boston Marathon Bus Tour comprising 24 marathoners, 5k runners and spectators. As usual we have a great mix of experienced runners plus first time Boston runners and in the build up to race day we all swap stories and experiences in preparation for the big day.
Monday dawned dull, overcasts and with torrential rain and lightning on the drive to Hopkinton but as we approached start times the rain started to clear away and the temperature rose. Everyone on our bus is able to sit back and relax on the comfortable seating on the coach and relax in the dry and warmth until its time to go to the start line and avoid the muddy, wet Athletes Village.
By the time runners started to finish the sun had come out and we were suffering from sunburn before the rain returned late afternoon. Heat and humidity also became a factor and the takeaway from Boston is to be prepared for any and all weather conditions.
2019 Athlete Comments
What a great trip and first Boston Marathon experience. I’ll highly recommend Fundy Sports & Tourism for any future Boston Qualifiers!
Let me take this opportunity to thank you both for such a delightful trip. Again, you didn’t miss a beat on anything.
A great big thank you to Garth and Helena for shepherding our group through Boston Marathon 2019 weekend! You guys made it special!
I was lucky to be part of a great bus tour that was organized by Fundy Sports & Tourism. They got us right to the area where the busses bring you to the start line and we were able to sit in a dry warm bus until we had to go to the starting corals. Made for a stress free morning.
Thank you so much for an incredible experience!! You both are so amazing and I am convinced there is simply no other way to experience the Boston Marathon that could compare!
We met great people as always and never had a care in the world while traveling with you both! Thanks again!
Thank you both for a fabulous time. We were well looked after. Much appreciated.
2019 Tour Photos
We enjoyed an amazing 2018 Boston Marathon weekend for our 11th continuous year and as usual each Boston marathon weekend is different. This year it was the weather with cold temperatures hovering around zero, strong winds and driving rain making running conditions tough and definitely a race for the strong of mind.
The runners with us on our bus had a big advantage over all the other athletes. Our athletes stayed warm and dry on our bus until it was time to run and they just hopped on the spectator bus to Hopkinton and joined their corral and ran. As testimony to this we had 3 PR’s on a tough, tough day to run. Contrast this with the hundreds if not thousands of runners at the athletes village huddled together to stay dry and warm and we witnessed top quality athletes shivering uncontrollably at the start line before they had even run a step. After the marathon was over our runners walked up Arlington Street to Beacon Street and jumped on our bus opposite the Cheers Bars where they had food, drink and a change of clothes before heading into Cheers for a celebratory drink.
Congratulations to everyone who ran the marathon, ran the 5k, spectated and an especially big thank you to everyone who volunteered in miserable conditions. See you all again in 2019
2018 Athlete comments: “Thank you for the great weekend. I have lots of great memories from our Boston Marathon weekend”.
“That makes 3 great trips with you so far, I will certainly remember the weather on this one”.
“Trip was an amazing experience, you guys are awesome”.
“Please be advised that we had a marvelous time on your tour and we will endeavor to promote your company. Helena, I don’t know how to express my gratitude for the motherly care you gave me after my marathon; I shall remember that for a very long time. To both of you,thank you so much”!
Welcome on board our 12th annual bus tour to the Boston Marathon departing N.B. on the morning of Friday 12 April. All you have to do is sit back relax and prepare yourself for Monday mornings adventure. Over the last few years the highlight of this tour for many of us non-runners has been watching the thousands of runners wind their way through Hopkinton to the start of the race – a truly inspirational sight. We will also be featuring the Boston 5k on Saturday morning so you can still experience the thrill of crossing the official finish line and we will also offer transfers to the race Expo in Boston as well as lots of free time in the city for shopping and sightseeing. Why not make a sporting weekend of it and grab some tickets for the Red Sox, Baseball or maybe the Boston Bruins if they make it to the playoffs – a great sporting weekend for every taste.
Prices: $519.00 Quad* – $579.00 Triple – $677.00 Double – $999.00 Single – all prices are per person.
If you have any questions or wish to book on the 2018 tour please contact us:
Fundy Sports & Tourism – Saint John. Tel – 506 214 1085 or E-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Tour includes:
Our Hotel is the Holiday Inn – Tewkesbury & the Tour Includes
|Coach travel to Boston||Free Time in Boston|
|4 nights at the Holiday Inn Tewkesbury Breakfast included||Transfer to Expo & Registration & 5k on Saturday morning|
|Escorted by Helena & Garth Millar||Transfers to Hopkinton / Boston for finish|
|Daily Shuttle Service to Boston||Picks Ups from Salisbury Big Stop, Seely Street B&B & Saint John Trade & Convention Center.|
|Not Included: Travel Insurance & Meals|
2016 Comments – “Had a wonderful time” – “Just wanted to say I had a great time in Boston, hope to get back again.”
We have negociated a Marathon Policy with Manulife Insurance which will cover you while taking part in the Boston Marathon provided that you are not claiming for any pre-exisiting injury or medical condition prior to the start of the race. Contact us for prices and details.
Tel – 1 877 210 1085 or Helena.email@example.com
Please do not travel into the USA without Medical Insurance.
Seely Street Bed & Breakfast – If you are traveling from our of town we can offer you accommodation at our B&B on Seely Street for only $80.00 per room plus tax. At you own risk, your car can be parked at our house while we are in Boston. The bus will depart from our house.
Terms & Conditions
All prices are per person. $100.00 per person non-refundable deposit required. Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure. Minimum 25 people required for this group departure otherwise pricing may be affected. No refund on deposits and refunds cannot be issue due to injury. Once your balance is paid all claims must be made through your Travel Insurance. Fuel Surcharge – given the current volatility of fuel prices the bus company (Optimum Ride) may need to readjust the cost estimate as the travel date approaches. If the diesel fuel rate exceeds $1.39 per litre we will add a 5% fuel surcharge to the cost of the tour and if diesel fuel exceeds $1.46 per liter we will add a 7.5% fuel surcharge to your final payment.