You, too, can be apart of Sports Illustrated's Boston Marathon anniversary cover photo shoot on Saturday if you're in the Boston area and have some Patriots or Sox gear.
The magazine sent out a casting call today, inviting real Boston resident to come to the site of the marathon finish line this Saturday to participate in a cover shoot for their April 16th issue, to be released one day after the one-year anniversary of the Patriot's Day bombings:
The production will take place Saturday at 7:00 a.m. at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth, the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Fans will be joined by Mayor Marty Walsh and city first responders and are encouraged to wear Boston gear as a show of resiliency and civic pride.
"If you look at last year's cover photo, you see all that empty space all the way down Boylston Street filled by smoke and that backdrop of chaos and destruction," Sports Illustrated managing editor Chris Stone said in a press release. "This year's photo fills those spaces with the Bostonians who wrote the Boston Strong story."
Last year at this time, Sports Illustrated's powerful cover shot — three police officers leaping into action in front a fallen runner, with smoke from the first blast still fresh behind them — served as one of the defining images of the tragedy. With their reporters and photographers already on the scene for the race, their work became an important part of the initial coverage.
This year's Marathon will be run on April 21, a week from Monday.