Get ready to line the Boston Marathon route and cheer on the fleet of foot—the storied race comes through Natick (and seven other towns along the 26.2-mile route) on Monday, April 18.
Significant Natick road closures include the entirety of Rte. 135 from the Framingham line to the Wellesley line, portions of Mill Street, Speen Street, Rte. 27 (both North and South), and Union Street.
There will be multiple no parking areas in Natick. Those areas will be well marked with signage that will be hung over the weekend by the NPD.
Roads will close at 8:30am, and once the roads are closed, motor vehicles may not cross the race route.
The estimated time for reopening the roads is 3pm, but that’s an inexact science. Lt. Cara Rossi, Public Information Officer for the Natick Police Department asks residents, “Please be patient, and plan accordingly.”
The NPD encourages residents and spectators to report anything suspicious.
Best of luck to the dozens of Natick residents who are running (we’ve counted 45 participants, many of whom are running for various charities.
Natick municipal closures
Town buildings, departments, and public schoools will be closed on Monday, April 18 for Patriot’s Day and the Boston Marathon.
The Recycling Center will also be closed. Regular hours here.
Regular hours for all buildings and departments will resume on Tuesday, April 19.
United States Postal Service offices will be open, and mail delivery will take place.
MBTA trains will follow a holiday schedule for Patriot’s Day. However, due to road closures, the MWRTA Catch Connect ride share service will NOT be operating on Patriot’s Day. Regular public transportation schedules will resume on Tuesday.
Having Marathon deja vu?
The last time the Boston Marathon came through town was a mere six months ago in October 2021 as a way of making up for the lost Marathon year of 2020. That was the year organizers postponed the historic race—first to September 14, 2021, then even further out—due to coronavirus concerns. During the October 11, 2021 comeback race, instead of running through Natick as daffodils were beginning to emerge, runners made their way along a route lined with trees sporting fall foliage.