Black Hawk Flyover, Sam Adams Party Caps Boston Marathon Virtual Experience

Black Hawk Flyover & Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams Caps Off Boston Marathon Virtual Experience Race Week


Flyover recognizes originally postponed Boston Marathon date, honors frontline workers


Black Hawks over Hopkinton, 2014, courtesy of FayFoto


BOSTON—On Monday, September 14 two MEDEVAC HH-60 Black Hawks flew over the Boston Marathon course, crossing the start line in Hopkinton at 10:00AM and following the race route into Boston.


The flyover recognized the originally postponed Boston Marathon date and honored frontline workers who have continued to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.


The Black Hawks originatedfrom Army Aviation Support Facility Number 2 at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport and were supported by a crew of six:

• Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jared Lewis

• First Lieutenant Anthony Fattman

• Staff Sergeant Kevin Gibney

• Chief Warrant Officer 3 Isaac Gomez

• Warrant Officer 1 Cory Vazquez

• Sergeant Drew Hornickel


The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for April 20, 2020 was postponed to September 14 before being canceled as a mass participation road race. Nearly 18,000 participants from almost 100 countries have run the race virtually in their neighborhoods.


The Boston Marathon Virtual Experience culminated with the Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams, broadcast live from Fenway Park on Monday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET.


The Mile 27 Post-Race Party will feature an hour-long broadcast on and will be simulcast on the platform Virtual Tables. The Post-Race Party will feature special messages and appearances by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, B.A.A. CEO Tom Grilk, and many more.


All Boston Marathon Virtual Experience participants and volunteers have been sent unique login access to the Boston Marathon Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams. Through this unique access, they can interact with fellow Boston Marathon finishers, race champions, and volunteers while watching the Post-Race Party broadcast.


The Boston Marathon Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams will feature:

• Appearances by Boston Marathon champions including Des Linden and Meb Keflezighi

• Live appearance with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker

• Messages from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and notable Boston personalities

• Highlights from the entire Boston Marathon Virtual Experience Race Week (September 5-14)

• A cooking segment with chef and Wahlburgers star Paul Wahlberg alongside Samuel Adams brewers

• Finish photos appearing on the big screen at Fenway Park • Virtual photobooth and mosaic to celebrate finishing the Boston Marathon Virtual Experience.


ABOUT THE BOSTON MARATHON VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE The Boston Marathon Virtual Experience has brought Boston to the world, with participants completing 26.2-miles within their neighborhoods from September 5 through September 14. The B.A.A. has presented more than a week’s worth of content that can be accessed digitally worldwide. Boston Marathon Live has aired nightly from September 7 through September 13 on The Boston Marathon Virtual Experience will conclude with the Mile 27 Post-Race Party presented by Samuel Adams on Monday, September 14.


ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (B.A.A.)  Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and also supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit

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