American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts

The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts
139 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142-1530

Nicole Marcotte
Nicole.Marcotte@redcross.org
617.274.5243

www.redcross.org/ma/boston

The American Red Cross is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Qualified runners that have been accepted in the 2014 Boston Marathon are invited to contact us for more information about joining our team.
The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.  The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts serves 190 cities and towns across the region with a population of over 4.9 million people, including the North Shore, Greater Boston, and Cape Cod & Islands. Funds raised through the B.A.A. Marathon Charity Program help support our vital programs and services, including: Disaster Services, Food and Nutrition, International Social Services, Healthcare Job Training, Preparedness Health and Safety, Services to the Armed Forces, Youth and Volunteerism.

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.