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05 OCT 2012

The 12th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, will be run on Sunday, October 7th and will culminate the B.A.A. Distance Medley.

The three-race series, which combines the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon, will award $100,000 each to the male and female champion. The winner will be determined by cumulative gun time across all three races. The B.A.A. Half Marathon starts and finishes at Boston’s Franklin Park. The course encompasses much of Boston and Brookline’s Emerald Necklace park system.

02 OCT 2012

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute commemorate ten years of partnership with the 12th B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 7. The B.A.A. Half Marathon has been presented annually by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund since 2003.

01 OCT 2012
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that a field of world class runners will compete in the 12th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on Sunday, October 7. The race will start and finish in Boston’s Franklin Park.
21 SEP 2012

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon® will continue on Monday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. ET for runners who have met the qualifying standards necessary for the submission of their application.  Following an initial two-week, rolling admission registration period, which began on September 10 and concluded on Friday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET, the B.A.A. will accept applications until the maximum field size is reached.

11 SEP 2012

With registration now underway for next year's Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced the charities which will comprise its Official Charity Program for the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013.

07 SEP 2012
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) issued a reminder today that registration for the 2013 Boston Marathon will open at 10:00 a.m. ET on Monday, September 10, 2012. This registration process, also utilized in 2011, will allow the fastest qualifiers to register first. The registration period will continue until Friday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET, or until the field size is reached. Race registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org.
06 SEP 2012

WBZ-TV and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) are pleased to announce that they have renewed their exclusive Boston Marathon partnership for four years through the 120th running of the Boston Marathon in 2016. As the exclusive, local broadcaster of the Boston Marathon, WBZ-TV is the only station to have aired 30-years of complete, live, local coverage of one of the region’s premiere sporting events.

15 AUG 2012

A little more than a year before he died, Peter Morrissey wrote a blog post called “Guidelines for Creating Your Personal Reputation as Someone Worth Knowing.”

13 AUG 2012

What an upset for Kenyan marathon running! After a disappointing showing of the Kenyan middle and long distance men on the track at the London Olympics the marathoners were  aiming to make up for the disappointment on the last day of the Games but failed.

06 AUG 2012

In a thrilling battle Kenya versus Ethiopia, it wasn’t until a mile to go, when Ethiopians Tiki Gelana took the lead and finished the women’s Olympic Marathon race in a new Olympic Record of 2:23:07 hrs. With this win she also scored her first WMM points. Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya came in second, clocking 2:23:12 hrs. With this silver medal Jeptoo is now in 4th place with 40 points in the WMM leaderboard.

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.