B.A.A. Programs

B.A.A. Running Club

As a running club, the B.A.A. is a perennial contender at major New England road races, indoor and outdoor track meets, and cross country events. Individually, the club boasts a number of regional champions who have participated in national and international competitions.

We offer year round programing and events
Training Programs:

The B.A.A. offers a series of training programs for experienced and novice runners. These will help get you to the finish line.

Youth Programs:
The B.A.A. supports children’s running programs that include recreational running in the spring (Club 118 and B.A.A. Relay Challenge); cross country in the fall (with Boston Public Schools and the Boston Center for Youth and Families ); and a presentation of indoor track and field - including clinics - during the winter.
Training Clinics:

In the months leading up to the Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, the B.A.A. hosts monthly training clinics in conjunction with Marathon Sports and adidas Running in Boston. The free clinics are open to registered entrants of the races and their guests.

B.A.A. Running Club:

The majority of the U.S. team at the first modern Olympics, held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, was comprised of B.A.A. members. They won a total of seven medals at the Games and were inspired by the marathon at that first Olympics such that they established a marathon to conclude the B.A.A. Track & Field Games in 1897. Thus the B.A.A. Marathon was born.

B.A.A. Moment 4

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules.