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08 SEP 2016

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and Kathrine Switzer today announced that the woman who made history by pinning on an official race bib and running in the 1967 Boston Marathon, at a time when the marathon was a male-only event, will run the 2017 Boston Marathon.

07 SEP 2016

Today, the Boston Athletic Association announced the 32 organizations selected for the 2017 Boston Marathon Official Charity Program in advance of the 121st running of the signature event. Six new organizations have joined the B.A.A.’s Official Charity Program for the 2017 Boston Marathon, to be run on Monday, April 17, 2017.

05 SEP 2016

Evening appearances of 4-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers, 3-time winner Sara Mae Berman, and 49-time consecutive runner Ben Beach will kick-off the first-ever Boston Marathon Opening Day on Monday, September 12 at Boston Marathon adidas RunBase which is located at 855 Boylston Street in Boston. The 121st Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 17, 2017. For the 32nd consecutive year, the race will be sponsored by John Hancock Financial.

17 AUG 2016
The Boston Athletic Association announced today registration procedures for the 2017 Boston Marathon regarding Athletes with Disabilities. The 121st Boston Marathon will be run on Monday, April 17, 2017, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Following registration for qualified runners - which begins on Monday, September 12, 2016 - athletes with disabilities who meet designated qualifying standards will be able to register for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Registration for individuals who wish to participate in the 2017 Boston Marathon among the wheelchair division, visually-impaired division, and mobility impaired program (including Duo Teams) will open on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
14 JUL 2016

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 16th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, closed after its 9,000 entrant field size limit was reached. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, and will be the third and final race in the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley. Registration opened on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and closed at 5:00 p.m. ET, on Thursday, July 14.

07 JUL 2016

Registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it has used in recent years, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

05 JUL 2016
The 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, will be held on Sunday, October 9, beginning and ending at Boston’s Franklin Park. The B.A.A. Half Marathon has showcased some of the world’s best runners, including Boston Marathon winners and World Championships gold medalists. This year, the race will feature a field size of 9,000 participants, with registration beginning on Wednesday, July 13, at www.baa.org.
30 JUN 2016

Participants running on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations raised $30.6 million for charity this year in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon. The overall total includes $16.5 million raised through the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program, $11.26 million raised through John Hancock’s Marathon Non-Profit Program, and $2.8 million raised by qualified and other invitational runners.

26 JUN 2016

On a picture perfect summer day, Massachusetts native Shalane Flanagan cruised to an American record at the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital. Preparing for the Olympic Marathon later this summer, Flanagan motored her way to a time of 30:52, shattering both the national and event records. For the men, Daniel Chebii of Kenya won his American road racing debut in 27:55. In total, 7,805 participants finished this year's B.A.A. 10K, the largest in event history. The B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital, is an IAAF Bronze Label road race.

20 JUN 2016

The Boston Athletic Association announced today that Olympic Marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg will return to Boston to compete in the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, on Sunday, June 26. Flanagan and Cragg will race the B.A.A. 10K as part of their preparation for the Olympic Marathon in Rio de Janeiro, where they will comprise two of the three members of the American team.

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