Swampscott will once again be well represented in the field of runners thundering across the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon on Monday morning.
The town has 12 official entrants who will stride the hilly and historic course.
The marathon is important to individuals, to families and to foundations as well as the Boston economy.
Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo estimates the running event will generate $137.5 million in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to the BAA website.
At least 26,700 official runners including 4,330 runners from outside the United States will partcipate, the website states. A half-million spectators line the 26.2-mile course each Patriots’ Day.
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The commuter rail will operate on a normal weekday schedule. The bus schedule will operate on a Saturday schedule with some route diversions.
Andrea Wheeler, spokeswoman for the MBTA, says that due to a potential for a dramatic increase in ridership, transportation officials encourage customers to allow for additional time for their commute.
Here's a link to the MBTA website that describes all changes, as well: http://www.mbta.com/about_the_mbta/news_events/?id=24381&month=&year=