Boston Marathon 2018 Review

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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”!

 

Fundy Sports & Tourism presents the 122nd Boston Marathon           Monday April 16 2018
& the BAA5k – Saturday April 14 2018

Bus Tour departs Friday April 13 – from $499.00*

122st Boston Marathon Bus Tour flyer

Welcome on board our 11th annual bus tour to the Boston Marathon departing N.B. on the morning of Friday 13 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: $499.00 Quad*  – $559.00 Triple  – $649.00 Double –  $986.00 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 – garth39@fastmail.fm

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.”

“Want to thank you for such an amazing trip and can’t wait to join you guys next year”.
“The more time that passes, the more great memories I have of the weekend.  Thanks for facilitating a weekend that allowed that to happen.”

 

Travel Insurance
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.millar@vision2000.ca
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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