We have 7 amazing runners putting their all into supporting our programs and services by running the Boston Marathon this year. Come cheer them on to help push them to reach the finish line.
The MDSC Cheering Section is just before Heartbreak Hill on Commonwealth Avenue opposite Chesterfield Road in West Newton where there is a nice grassy area. See an interactive map here or click image above.
We encourage you to take advantage of Public Transportation. Our cheering section is a 15 minute walk from the Woodland Station stop on the Green Line's 'D' Train.
The cheering section will be set up as early as 10 a.m. We encourage members to arrive no later than noon because the earlier you go, the easier it will be to make your way to the cheering section (and, if driving, to find a parking spot). Most of our MDSC runners pass through between 1 and 4pm.
Upon arrival, an MDSC representative will be present at the cheering section. There will be posters for you to decorate, pom-poms, noise-makers, and other items to keep the runners motivated. We encourage spectators to bring blankets and a picnic lunch to enjoy with your friends!
If you and your families are planning to attend to cheer on our runners, please email Development Director Reaghan Bik. We hope to see you there…
We are hoping to have a huge crowd this year as we celebrate the #ExtraordinaryStories of each of these remarkable runners. You can also support their runs at crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/massachusettsdownsyndromecongressboston2018