CARA has contracted two comfortable climate controlled charter buses to take runners from Boston's Back Bay area to the Athletes Village in Hopkinton for the race start. On race day, buses will load runners at 6:45 a.m.(time subject to change) at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel (50 Arlington Street). The bus will depart for Hopkinton and wait near the starting line in the Athlete's Village. CARA's buses will remain there until the last runners take off for the start. This means CARA members may relax on the CARA Boston Bus until their time to go to the start line. Bus riders may check their bag with CARA staff at the bus and staff will bring bags back to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for pick-up post-race.