Triad runners preparing to race in Boston Marathon

A guide to Running Shorts' coverage of the Boston Marathon.

Triad runners preparing to race in Boston Marathon
The Twin City Track Club in Winston-Salem hosted a Boston Marathon sendoff celebration Wednesday night at Joymongers Barrel Hall (Eddie Wooten photo).

Running’s biggest day, the 127th annual Boston Marathon, is coming up on Monday.

Almost 80 runners from the Triad – from Graham to Hamptonville, from Asheboro to Summerfield, and certainly including Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem – will be among the 30,000 lining up in Hopkinton, Mass., on Monday morning and finishing 26.2 miles later in downtown Boston.

Several of these Boston Marathon runners attended sendoff celebrations this week, hosted in Greensboro by Fleet Feet Sports at A&T's Marcus T. Johnson Track and in Winston-Salem by the Twin City Track Club at the Joymongers Barrel Hall.

I spoke with 15 of them to assemble a video interview, asking them what they're most looking forward to experiencing this weekend and on race day. There’s much excitement but there’s also … dread?

Click below to watch (it’s just short of seven minutes), and be sure to stay for the end:

Click on the video to see interviews with Triad runners who are going to the Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon coverage at Running Shorts

Here’s a preview of coverage you can expect at – and in the email inboxes of subscribers –through Monday.


A guide to the World Marathon Majors: Greensboro runner Bobby Booze recently completed his sixth of the six World Marathon Majors. Bobby offers his international insight to all six in advance of the first U.S. marathon in this group in 2023.


Boston Marathon Newsstand: How to watch, how to follow and links to coverage from national and running outlets that will interest you.


Boston Marathon results: While you might want to track your friends in Boston, Running Shorts will aggregate results in real time for all Triad runners. Visit for updates throughout the afternoon. This post will be free and available for all readers and runners; all others will be part of a premium subscription (more on that below).

Boston Marathon race reports: Going back to Running Shorts’ first life at, interviews with select Triad runners after they’ve completed the marathon have become a race-day tradition that’s more than a decade old.

More than 90 runners have taken time to share their experiences and their photos for Running Shorts readers starting with Michael Dougherty, Dina Arceo, Ram Sethu and Dena Harris in 2010.

The race has certainly endured its share of twists since then. The horrific bombing at the finish line in 2013 turned these race reports into a different type of journalism that afternoon.

Then some of our runners returned in 2014 to complete the distance in a race made even more memorable by Meb Keflezighi’s victory.

Triad runners pushed through rain and a strong headwind in 2018, following the path that Des Linden blazed on the way to her wearing the olive wreath as champion.

And others took part in an unusual fall Boston Marathon in 2021, after the previous year’s race was canceled because of COVID.

One thing COVID did was to accelerate the use of video conferencing technology. So look for not only text reports but video interviews with Triad runners at on Monday afternoon and evening.

I hope you’ll enjoy!

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Running Shorts Resources

Click on the links below to get more information about running in the Triad:

Race Days: Road and trail races in the Triad
Looking for a road race or trail race near you in the Triad? You’ve come to the right starting line for running in a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon or another race. Race Days is a listing of road and trail races, plus a few triathlons, in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and nearby.
Running groups in the Triad: Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and more
A directory of running groups across the Triad that are free to join and would welcome you.
Tracks in the Triad: Here’s where you can run and walk
A guide to tracks in Guilford and Forsyth counties that are considered open for runners and walkers.