GETTING THERE AND WHERE TO STAY


The 2018 RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo will be Sunday, 3/25/18. Details below are from the 2017 event. This page will be updated with 2018 information by December 1, 2017.

Get the App

Download the RACE-MANIA event app for interactive maps that show parking locations for this year’s event. You’ll find parking details below, too, but with the app it’s all right in the palm of your hands in your smartphone!

Where to Stay

Westin Copley Place_reducedThe host hotel for the 2017 RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo is the Westin Copley Place located at 10 Huntington Avenue in Boston (2.4 miles from the BU Fit Rec Center).  Rooms are available at rates from $199. These rates are good until March 21, 2017 and subject to availability. Click here to book your room now

How to get to BU’s Fit Rec Center and Track & Tennis Center

Boston University’s Fit Rec Center is the site of RACE-MANIA Boston and is located at 915 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, MA.  The Fit Rec Center is accessible by car or public transportation and located next to the Agganis Arena. While there are multiple parking lots in the area, public transportation, cycling or car pooling is strongly encouraged.

Public Transportation

  • Train: Green B Line – St. Paul stop (Commonwealth Ave. & Buick St.)
  • Bus: 57 Bus – St. Paul stop (Kenmore Station/Watertown Yard via Commonwealth Ave.)

Click here for detailed instructions on taking the T to the Agganis Center which is right next door to the Fit Rec Center.

The BU Track & Tennis Center is located at 100 Ashford Street and can be seen in the map at the bottom of this page in the “Parking Information” section. NOTE: The only RACE-MANIA programming at the BU Track & Tennis Center is the Marathon Sports 4×1600 run relay and the 1600m Dash.

Cycling to the Fit Rec Center

Bike racks are located in front of the main entrances to the Fit Rec Center on Comm Ave. Make sure you bring a lock to secure your bike! We will also have a free Bike Valet sponsored by Wheelworks Multisport offering a limited number of rack positions for athletes that bring their bike to compete in the Fast Splits Indoor Bike Time Trial.

Driving to the Fit Rec Center:

From the North (I-93)

  1. Take I-93 or Route 1 South to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive.
  2. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit.
  3. At the light, make a right onto Beacon Street.
  4. Bear right at the far end of Kenmore Square onto Commonwealth Avenue.
  5. Continue on Commonwealth Avenue to the Fitness & Recreation Center (approximately 1 mile on the right).

From the South (I-93)

  1. Take I-93 / Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) North to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive.
  2. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit.
  3. At the first set of lights, turn right onto Beacon Street.
  4. Bear right at the far end of Kenmore Square onto Commonwealth Avenue.
  5. Continue on Commonwealth Avenue to the Fitness & Recreation Center (approximately 1 mile on the right).

From the West (I-90, Mass Turnpike)

  1. Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East. Take Exit 18 on the left (Brighton/Cambridge).
  2. Follow signs to Cambridge. At the second set of lights, turn right.
  3. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square Exit.
  4. At the first set of lights, turn right onto Beacon Street.
  5. Bear right at the far end of Kenmore Square onto Commonwealth Avenue.
  6. Continue on Commonwealth Avenue to the Fitness & Recreation Center (approximately 1 mile on the right).

Parking Information

RACE-MANIA parking is available at the BU Langsam Garage and the Agganis Arena garage and lots. The Langsam Garage is at the corner of Gardner and Babcock streets — the entrance is on Gardner Street, but the official address is 278 Babcock Street, Boston, MA. Agganis parking is off Harry Agganis Way. Parking in these lots is $13 for the day. Street parking is FREE on Sundays in Boston so that is also an option. The map below identifies the location of these lots relative to the BU Fit Rec Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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