Spring is in the air, blossoms are blooming, Easter eggs have been rounded up by the kids, the Spring conference season for the geogeeks is well under way and ESRIUC is just around the corner (have you booked your room yet??). Spring also means time for one of America’s biggest sporting events – The Boston Marathon. To help you get to know more about the event, including course map, history, facts, and special participant information, enjoy this fine Boston Marathon Story Map created by GEO Jobe support engineer, Blake Bilbo (who is from Boston ;0)
Enjoy this informative Story Map as you learn about popular Boston Marathon facts and trivia about such topics as: Katherine Switzer (first female runner), the inspirational Team Hoyt, The Wellesley College Scream Tunnel, Heartbreak Hill, the finish at Copley Square and post-race events at Fenway Park and more!
Some facts about the Marathon from the story Map:
- Each year, the race takes place on Patriots Day
- Over 30,000 entrants participate in the Marathon
- The route stretches 26.2 miles long
Visit the story Map - Boston Marathon Esri Story Map