The Boston Marathon course that runs through Natick will be sprinkled this week with those running a virtual version of the marathon in light of the official group race being scraped due to COVID-19. Many have naturally woven pieces of the official race course into the route of their choosing under the new rules, though likely will pass on some of the tougher sections, such as Heartbreak Hill in Newton.
On Labor Day, we saw a smattering of runners with Boston Athletic Association numbers running through Natick Center, some with supporters riding along on bikes, some with fans sitting in the shade at Morse Institute Library or near Town Hall.
Meanwhile, adding to the scene was a stream of fancy old cars heading west on Rte. 135.