GETTING THERE AND WHERE TO STAY


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 offering a limited number of rack positions for athletes that bring their bike.

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

Street parking in Boston is FREE on Sundays. If you can’t find street parking, RACE-MANIA attendees have two BU garages to choose from:

  • Langsam Garage located at 278 Babcock Street; entrance on Gardner Street.
  • Agganis Arena Garage located on Harry Agganis Way behind the BU Fit Rec Center

The cost for all day parking in these lots is $14. Click here to see an area map that shows the location of the Langsam and Agganis Arean garages. Download the RACE-MANIA app which includes a map with the locations of each of these garages… click on them and you can directions right to the gate!

Carpooling is strongly recommended! 

Upon Arrival at the BU Fit Rec Center

All attendees are to enter the BU Fit Rec Center from the Buick Street entrance — NOT the Commonwealth Avenue entrance.  Click here to see a map of the area that notes parking locations as well as the location of the Buick Street entrance.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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