Running the Boston Marathon this year? Better book your hotel quickly, because rooms are filling up fast.
According to the Boston Globe, 36,000 runners from all over the world will descend on the city for the April 21 race, including 4,500 who ran last year but couldn't finish, due to the tragic explosions at the finish line that killed three people and injured over 260.
Paul Sacco, president of the Massachusetts Lodging Association, told the Globe that Boston and Cambridge hotels are all completely booked, and areas around the two cities are almost full too.
According to Sacco, it's the highest marathon-related booking rate he's ever seen. With two months to go, runners are encouraged to make travel arrangements with haste. About 9,000 more participants will be running this year than last year, and increased media, family, and fan interest is expected to strain lodging and accomodations as well.
Are you headed to Boston for the Super Bowl of marathons? Where will you be staying?