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How to Check on Boston Marathon Runners

How to Check If Your Loved One in Boston Is Safe

At around 3 p.m. EDT today, two explosions took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. While details are slight, runners and those who know people participating in the race or live in the Boston area should reconnect with their loved ones through social media and the Red Cross Safe and Well listings.

Through the Red Cross website, you can list yourself as safe and well or search registrants 24 hours a day.

Google has launched a Person Finder specifically for the Boston explosions. The database is intended for people who have information about a victim or those who are looking for someone. Note that all data is available to the public and viewable by anyone.

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If you do not have Internet access, the mayor's hotline for locating people is (617) 635-4500 and the tip line if you saw anything relating to the explosions is 800-494-TIPS.

The Boston Marathon also has a live athlete tracking database, where friends and family can see if their runner has crossed the finish line.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is encouraging people to reach their friends and family via text message, which takes less bandwidth than a phone call.

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