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The 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016, and surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $188.8 million dollars in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo.
The estimated $188.8 million dollars in spending impact will be generated from the following categories:
Total spending by more than 30,000 runners and
their guests at Marathon & Marathon related events $103.3 million
Charity fundraising by Marathon participants $28.0 million
Total spending by spectators and visitors at
Marathon & Marathon related events $30.8 million
Total sponsor and media-related spending $15.2 million
Total spending by the Boston Athletic Association $11.5 million
According to Pat Moscaritolo, CEO of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships, which start Monday, could boost the local economy by as much as $41 million.
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