In the early hours of April 19, 2013, the intersection of Dexter Avenue and Laurel Street was the scene of chaos and danger as the Watertown Police confronted the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects. A year later the area will be part of a community celebration.
Participants in the Finish Strong 5K Road Race and Walk will go through the intersection on the anniversary of the shootout with and capture of the bombing suspects. The race is sponsored by the Watertown Police Supervisor’s Association and begins at 10 a.m. on April 19 at Tufts Health Plan, 705 Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown.
- Start at Tufts Health Plan (starting point is at 238 Arlington St.)
- Head South down Arlington Street
- Turn right onto Nichols Avenue
- Turn Left on Dexter Avenue
- Left on School Street
- Right on Arsenal Street
- Right on Irving Street
- Right on Mt. Auburn Street
- Right on Arlington Street
- Finish in the Tufts Health Plan parking lot
More than 1,000 people have registered for the race, according to race organizer and Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn.
The race benefits the Watertown Police Supervisor’s Association and local charities including the One Fund – which helps victims of the bombings – and the Watertown Police Foundation, which helps community and school initiatives.
To register, go to www.watertownstrong.racewire.com. Registration cost $25 before the race and $30 on race day.