Information for Spectators
Racer friends and relatives as well as interested spectators will have plenty of opportunity to watch the action as it unfolds -- both the thrill of victories and agony of defeats.
There will be room along the race track on both sides of the road, starting at the bottom of the hill all the way to the finish lines.
The event is free to watch on any of the lawns, and we hope you will bring your appetite to the many food vendors that will be there.
There will also be Race merchandise for sale to help fund the event and provide you with memorabilia of the race, including t-shirts, pint glasses and stadium cups, which will come in handy at the Beer Tent.
You should bring hats and sunblock in the likely event it is a spectacular sunny day. The weather in previous years has been sunny and warm in the upper 60s at the peak of the day. It hasn't rained on this weekend September since 2004, when it was near 80 degrees at the peak of the day.
We will have a first aid tent near the track at the bottom of the hill.
Viewing areas are shown in the image below. We estimate over 1,000 spectators, so get there early, starting at 11:00. No tents will be allowed, and umbrellas will only block other people's view of the track. You should probably bring your own chairs, and maybe a milk crate to see over the people in front of you. Wearing a hat will protect you from the sun. There are usually a few bee sting incidents, so be prepared if you need allergy protection.
For those who are coming from out of town, parking will be at a premium. There is plenty of side-street parking, but plan ahead to walk up to ten blocks if you get there after noon. Please also keep in mind this is a small New England town, just like yours. Treat it with respect by not parking in driveways, at hydrants, or any other places you wouldn't want people to park in YOUR neighborhood.