Sponsors

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-778-1632
e-mail:tk@baa.org

Thank You to the Following Sponsors

John Hancock
Featured Sponsor:

2015 will mark the 30th year of John Hancock's landmark sponsorship of the legendary Boston Marathon. John Hancock’s continued support of the Boston Athletic Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures the stability of the world's oldest annual marathon.

For more information about John Hancock and the Boston Marathon visit:

www.johnhancock.com/bostonmarathon
Twitter @jhboston26

adidas
Featured Sponsor:

In 2015, adidas continues its commitment to the Boston Athletic Association by playing a key role not only in the Boston Marathon, but in all Boston Athletic Association year-round programs and races.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Featured Sponsor:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund is the proud presenting sponsor of the annual B.A.A. Half Marathon.

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Gatorade
Poland Spring
AT&T
Samuel Adams
Stonyfield Organic
jetBlue
Powerbar
Vanke
Pro-Form
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Boston Magazine
Reed & Barton
Universal Sports
WBZ TV
B.A.A. Moment 6

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. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).