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25 JAN 2016

The media credential application process for the 120th Boston Marathon is scheduled to open on Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

19 JAN 2016

Registration for the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley begins today, Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. ET, allowing for early entry into the three-race series. In its fifth year, the B.A.A. Distance Medley is comprised of April’s B.A.A. 5K, June’s B.A.A. 10K, and October’s B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

14 JAN 2016
Today the New England Acura Dealers Association (NEADA) announced their participation as the official automotive sponsor of the 2016 Boston Marathon, B.A.A. Half-Marathon, and B.A.A. 5K at the 2016 New England International Auto Show. Leading up to the marathon, and throughout the year, NEADA will support the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) for this year’s race through advertising and community outreach.
13 JAN 2016

In its 31st year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18.

18 DEC 2015

Registration for the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, allowing for early entry into the three-race series. In its fifth year, the B.A.A. Distance Medley is comprised of April’s B.A.A. 5K, June’s B.A.A. 10K, and October’s B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

16 DEC 2015

John Hancock Financial today announced the return of 2015 Boston Marathon champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Caroline Rotich of Kenya for the 120th running of the race on April 18, 2016.

15 NOV 2015

We, at the Resiliency Center are truly saddened by the occurrence of events in Paris last night, and stand in solidarity with all the people tragically impacted. We are thinking of you and offer our support if you are experiencing distress as a result. Such events have the potential to trigger flashbacks and emotional distress.

25 OCT 2015

Using strong surges in the final mile, Oregon's Trevor Dunbar and Boston's own Liz Costello claimed titles here at the 25th Boston Mayor's Cup Cross Country meet, held at iconic Franklin Park. The meet, organized by the B.A.A. and USATF New England with support from adidas and with cooperation from Boston Parks & Recreation, took place on a chilly, damp, and windy morning - making for a true cross country event.

22 OCT 2015

Sixteen schools and more than 270 youth student-athletes from the City of Boston competed at today's Boston Middle School Cross Country Championships, hosted by the Boston Athletic Association with adidas at Franklin Park. The 19th annual Championships are held with the support of the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.

20 OCT 2015

Today, the Boston Athletic Association announced that American Olympic hopeful Mary Cain will race the 2015 Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet on Sunday, October 25, at Franklin Park in Boston. Cain, who represented Team USA at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in the 1500 meters, will be making her debut at the event, which is in its 25th year.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.