Today is Patriots’ Day.
Patriots’ Day is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. Observances and re-enactments of these first battles of the American Revolution occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts, (around 6am) and The Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts (around 9am). In the morning, a mounted reenactor with State Police escort retraces Paul Revere’s ride, calling out warnings the whole way. (from Wikipedia)
Patriots’ Day is also referred to as “Marathon Monday” in running circles. It is the day the Boston Marathon is run. The Boston Marathon is the most elite running race in the world. You have to finish another marathon within a certain (very strict) time requirement in order to register for Boston. Some people work towards it their whole lives. I have several friends running and am so very excited for all of them!
For more information about the Boston Athletic Association (the group that runs the Boston Marathon) and the race itself click HERE