BOSTON, Mass. — With undoubtedly the shortest turnaround in the event’s storied history, the 126th running of the Boston Marathon is on the horizon.

And, a spirited troupe of Midcoast runners — 11 of the 30,000 expected participants — hope to finish with personal-bests in what is lauded by many as the most historic and recognizable footrace in the world.

The Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, April 18 (Patriots’ Day) at 11 a.m. The historic race, hosted and sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association, begins in Hopkinton and ends on Boylston Street.

The previous running of the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon — the 125th edition — was 190 days prior on Monday, Oct. 11. It was the first time in race history it took place in the fall and first time since 2019.

The race, the oldest annual marathon in the world, was canceled in 2020 in favor of a virtual run due to COVID-19 and the 2021 race was pushed from April to September for the same reason.

Like last year, athletes must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the race.

“As we look to return to the traditional Patriots’ Day date for the first time since 2019 and allow for as many athletes to participate as safely as possible, we know that a fully-vaccinated field is the appropriate requirement to implement,” said Tom Grilk, president and chief executive officer of the Boston Athletic Association. “We had a 93 percent vaccination rate among our 125th Boston Marathon participants and want to do our part to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as we continue our return to racing.”

From the Midcoast, 11 pavement pounders are registered to participate, including Steve Cartwright, 70, of Tenants Harbor; Susan Cooney, 53, of Belfast; Keith Drago, 34, of Searsmont; Carolyn Finch, 39, of Searsport; Jasmine Fowler, 43, of Morrill; Rob Fowler, 44, of Morrill; James Lepage, 30, of Vinalhaven; Charles Pattavina, 68, of Winterport; Shawn Rumery, 36, of Searsmont; Ellen Spring, 69, of Thomaston; and Jocelyn Thames, 27, of Union.

Statewide, 169 runners — 89 men and 80 women — are registered for the 2022 Boston Marathon.

Qualifying times for this year’s event must have been run on or after Sept. 1, 2019 and athletes must meet time standards which correspond to their age and gender.

However, others can participate through other means, such as with charity groups, for example.

Others may qualify for Boston but choose not to participate or simply could not register for the race. So the area runners mentioned are the ones listed to have registered to participate this year, but that does not mean that they will.

The event annually brings runners from across the world.

For Spring, it would be her 29th year participating in the storied event. She had participated for 24 straight years, a streak which ended in 2019 due to heel spurs.

For Cartwright, an avid road racer who competes in the majority of his races barefoot, it would be his third time participating in the event.

For Jasmine Fowler, it would be her second time competing in the event and first time for her husband, Rob.

It also is the first time for Drago, a standout runner who has won many 5-kilometer races in the Midcoast the past several years, along with Thames.

If other Midcoast runners plan to participate in the Boston Marathon, or people listed above would like to share comments, photos and video before or after the event, email