Location: Boston, MA
Event Date: Third Monday in April
Boston Marathon Private Jet Charter
April 17, 2017 marks the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. The event is held on Patriot’s Day, which also happens to be the third Monday in April each year.
The course is challenging and not for the faint-of-heart. It encompasses 26 miles of winding roads combined with a few challenging hills – not to mention Heartbreak Hill, which is one of the most difficult obstacles on the marathon course. These challenges, along with the duration of the race, makes a difficult victory even sweeter for anyone who completes the race, regardless of where you fall in the pack.
Since 1897, the Boston Marathon has taken place on the Third Monday in April, otherwise known as Patriot’s Day, making it a celebration of our Democratic Republic. The event, managed by the Boston Athletic Association, is the oldest annual marathon in the world. It may be the best-known racing event of its kind, worldwide and will take place rain or shine. Booking a private jet charter to the Boston Marathon allows you to arrive well-rested and ready to face the day of this weighty race.
History of the Boston Marathon
While the first Boston Marathon may only have attracted 18 participants, the event today brings in nearly 30,000 participants and roughly half a million spectators from around the world. Scheduling a private plane to Boston to get you there also means you are not at risk of overcrowded airport lounges, bumped flights, lost luggage, and countless other problems that may occur with commercial airlines during times of exceptionally heavy traffic.
During the early years, women were not allowed to participate in the Boston Marathon. It was not until 1972 that women were officially allowed to participate in the event, though Roberta Gibb was the first woman to run the entire race despite hiding in the bushes waiting for the start of the race in 1966. The following year, 1967, Kathrine Switzer, registering under the name K. V. Switzer became the first woman to finish with a number. In 1972, Nina Kuscsik won the Boston Marathon becoming the first woman to do so – eight women in total completed the race that year.
What Makes the Boston Marathon So Special?
Whether you plan to be among the first to cross the finish line or plan to watch as a spectator, the Boston Marathon is a celebration of perseverance and the human spirit. All participants have reasons to be there that are special to them and certain goals for the event. One thing that makes the Boston Marathon unique in a world of competitive endurance racing is the fact that there are different events or heats that make accommodations so that more people can participate. This includes heats for:
- Mobility Impaired
- Wheelchair Bound
- Elite Women
- Elite Men
Offering multiple heats not only allows more people to participate, but it also relieves congestion throughout the course.
The rich history and worldwide recognition also help to make this event a standout event for those who participate. It is also one of only six World Marathon Majors and a huge achievement for those who finish the course, regardless of their position when doing so.
Why Fly Private to the Boston Marathon?
With 500,000 plus people attending the race as spectators each year, it is safe to assume that many of these people will be flying into Boston. This means crowded airports, overbooked flights, and countless other headaches waiting to happen when working with traditional commercial airlines. Flying by private aviation takes the hassle out of flying allowing you a far more relaxing and beneficial travel experience.
There are other benefits to consider, too, including the fact that only your invited guests are allowed on the plane with you – creating a far more private environment, the ability to fly at times that are convenient for you, and outstanding personal service and attention at every stage of the process.
You can even choose from several area airports where you would like to land and depart, including Logan International Airport and T.F. Green Airport, which, while located in Rhode Island, tends to receive a fair amount of overflow traffic from Logan. Other area airports you might want to consider include Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Worcester Regional Airport, and Minute Man Airfield.
Contact Presidential Aviation today and let us help you schedule a private jet charter to the 121st running of the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017.