- Lodging at the Park Plaza Hotel
- Pre-race dinner (optional)
- Private shuttle to start line (optional)
- Post-race massage (optional)
Travel with Fit 4 Adventure to what is certainly the oldest and most revered marathon in the country, perhaps the world. Over the past 18 years we’ve fine-tuned this trip to Boston, to make sure you have the very best experience possible. Our attention to every detail makes for a worry-free weekend for you!
Our marathon package offers lodging at the historic Boston Park Plaza hotel (near the finish line), as well as a pre-race dinner, a private shuttle to the start line and a post-race massage at the hotel.
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – $373/night plus tax (2 night minimum stay)
- Add $20 (plus tax) per night for 3 people and $40 (plus tax) per night for 4 people in the room
- A roll-away bed can be added to the King rooms for a flat fee of $25
DEPOSIT & PAYMENTS
A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance will be due March 1, 2020.
CANCELLATIONS Your final payment will become non-refundable after March 1, 2020. If cancelling before then, you will only forfeit the non-refundable deposit.
TRAVEL INSURANCE The cancellation policy above will be strictly adhered to. To avoid the loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended.
PRE-RACE DINNER at Maggiano's - $60 per person (included tax & tip)
RACE DAY SHUTTLE from the hotel to the start.
Departure times for all buses will vary based on which wave you are in. You will be assigned a specific bus based on your wave start time. ALL buses are 54-passenger coach buses. All buses have a bathroom on board.
NOTE: We will again apply for bus permits to allow us to stay on the bus until start time. Notification of acceptance is usually March.
POST RACE MASSAGE - $45 for 30 minutes
Our therapists set up in one of the meeting rooms at the hotel. You'll have a pre-determined time for your appointment so you have a chance to grab a shower first. It's a great way to wrap-up the day!
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel – $373/night plus tax (2 night minimum stay)
- Add $20/night for 3 people and $40/night if there are 4 people in the room
From the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, you are walking distance to the Expo & packet pickup, the pre-race dinner and most important, the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
- Superior Room w/2 Double beds (280-380 sq.ft.) - $373/night (plus tax)
- Superior Room w/1 King bed (280-380 sq.ft.) - $373/night (plus tax)
- Deluxe Room w/1 King bed (380-480 sq.ft.) - $404/night (plus tax)
- Deluxe Room w/2 Double beds (380-480 sq.ft.) - $404/night (plus tax)
- All rooms have high-speed internet access
- All rooms are non-smoking
- All rooms have a fridge, coffee maker & safe (a microwave can be requested but there are a limited number of these, so no guarantee you get one)
- A roll-away bed can be added for flat fee of $25
- A crib can be added at no additional cost
Note: A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your room.
PRE-RACE DINNER (optional) – Maggiano’s – 6 pm
Price for dinner: $60 per person (includes tax & tip).Kids under 5 yrs old eat for free. Kids 5-11 yrs old cost $23.
Maggiano’s is directly across the street from the Boston Park Plaza hotel. A special pre-marathon menu has been created for our group that includes 2 appetizers, 2 salads, 2 meat entrees (salmon & chicken), 2 pasta dishes (vegetarian) and 2 desserts. We’ll enjoy our meal in a private dining room, away from the noise and crowds in the restaurant. A cash bar will also be available. Reserve your spot early. Space is limited.
RACE DAY SHUTTLE (optional)
You’ll be dropped off at 52 South Streetin Hopkinton, which is one mile from Athletes Village. From there you’ll hop on the BAA bus (school bus) for the ride to Athletes Village.
The BAA shuttle from here will run every 10 minutes, or as filled. Once the volume starts to pick up, the will run every 3-4 minutes. Buses from South Street will run to Athletes Village until 11 am.
Departure times for all buses will vary based on which wave you are in. You will be assigned a specific bus based on your wave start time.
NOTE: We will apply for bus permits that allow you to stay on the bus in Athletes Village. Acceptance will not be determined until March 2020.
POST RACE MASSAGE (optional) — $45 for 30 minutes
Once you finish the race… treat yourself to a massage! Our massage therapists will be set up and waiting for you in one of the meeting rooms at the hotel.
Golden Tours (Fit 4 Adventure) handled our arrangements for the Boston Marathon in 2010 and 2016. Everything went perfectly. Having a quality mode of transport to the starting area was a great luxury that much enhanced the experience and one's condition at the starting line. Thank you Diane
My wife and I have been on two of Diane's Boston Marathon vacations, including 2016. Totally first class and well-done. Her wonderful hotel accommodations near the finish line and buses from the hotel to the marathon start area make it a fantastic experience! It was so nice to have a great time while being able to focus on running the marathon. This was because of the superb way she had things organized, . Thanks Diane!
I have gone on three trips through Diane for two Boston Marathons and one New York marathon. Because of her amazing pick of accommodations convenient to the race venue and surrounding sights I am again putting my race weekend in her hands with the Chicago Marathon. Can't thank her enough for making the stressful worries an easy one. I have recommended her to all of my running Friends!!
We had a great time in Boston!! Rob actually shaved 3 minutes off his race time from last year, so despite the weather, he had a fabulous race!! The Boston Park Plaza is a beautiful hotel with friendly staff and cozy, comfortable rooms. The bussing worked out wonderfully for Rob. He appreciated being able to stay on the bus, especially given the cool temp and wet and rainy conditions We had a wonderful, memorable trip, and we thank you for taking care of all of the planning and details. We wouldn’t know where to begin on our own!! It was fantastic to see you again, Diane, and to meet you, Ali
The buses worked out perfectly this year. I was on the last bus and in the blue wave. No wading in the muddy field! I had recommended your bus to several people. Some thought they would go for the “full experience” by taking the race buses from Boston Common. They told me what a mistake that was and wished they had gotten a reservation on your bus. I have never been more thankful to be on a chartered bus! It is just so worth the elimination of stress the morning of a race to be able to walk out the door to get a comfy ride to the start. My family also stayed at the Park Plaza and all agreed that it was worth the convenience and central location. I just love that hotel and have recommended it to friends visiting Boston. It might be a couple years before I get the bug to go back to Boston. But when I do, I will travel with Fit4Adventure again.
Thanks so much for your help this year! I had an awesome trip. The race conditions were brutal, but in a weird way, perfect. Why run Boston if not to test your limits? Like many others I heard utter through chattering teeth after the race, this might not have been the fastest marathon finish but certainly the proudest. I loved the late bus ride out, as it allowed me to sleep in just a bit and not feel rushed getting out the door on race morning. I just rolled right off the bus and headed straight through Athlete's Village toward to the starting corrals. The Park Plaza gets my vote as the best hotel for marathon participants. The proximity to the finish line is perfect, and it's runner's central. This was without question a 5-star trip - thank you again!
BOSTON 2018. We had such a great time in Boston for the second year in a row. You always makes sure everything runs smoothly with the hotel and bus system. The location of the hotel just can’t be beat. And on a day like this, my husband and I were able to just meet back at the hotel rather than find each other in the cold. The staff made sure I stayed warm while waiting for an elevator to get back to the room. Even though it was a tough race, I am so glad I did it! I felt accomplished just having finished. Just like last year, the buses were great. They were warm (!) and having the bathroom was so nice. Thank you for providing us with such a great stay. I would love to travel with you guys again!!
The charter bus (and the ability to stay in the parking lot) was a ‘life-saver’ given the weather. Brigitte (my daughter) and I shuffled through the process to get to the corrals, wore our garbage bags for the first couple of miles, and froze our butts off together for 26.2 miles. Start to finish, it was a blessing to run together, but the weather conditions made it a painful blessing! Those last couple of miles were very tough – I’m sure for everyone, but for sure, for both of us. When we turned the corner onto Boylston, the energy of the crowd, and the promise of being done drove us to finish that stretch strong. The walk to the hotel was mercifully short, and that part is what brings us back to Fit4Adventure – a great location and a great hotel. During that walk, we shivered as violently as I can ever remember shivering! Teeth chattering, tears flowing (joy and pain at the same time), and the gratifying closure of a job well done. The reception from the Park Plaza staff was awesome, even though were not in much of a position to thank folks for their encouragement. Bottom line – Boston 2019 – we’ll be back!
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