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15 MAR 2016

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb will be the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 18. One of the Boston Marathon’s most recognizable pioneers, Gibb became the first woman ever to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, when she raced from Hopkinton to Boston as an unregistered participant. At that time, women were not yet allowed to officially register for the Boston Marathon. Her successful finish at the 1966 Boston Marathon became a historic milestone in the women’s running movement.

09 MAR 2016

Working closely with Harvard University, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and the Harvard University Native American Program, the Boston Athletic Association is pleased to announce that numerous events exploring the history and importance of Native American running traditions will be featured during Boston Marathon weekend this year. Past, present, and future Native American running culture will be explored leading up to the 120th Boston Marathon, to be held on Monday, April 18, 2016.

01 MAR 2016

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) is proud to announce the beginning of a long-term partnership with Los Angeles, California-based Hyland’s, a trusted maker of homeopathic medicines for over 100 years. Effective today, Hyland’s Leg Cramps is the Official Leg Cramp Relief Partner of the Boston Marathon for several years to come.

29 FEB 2016

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today proudly announced the beginning of a multiple-year sponsorship agreement with Washington-based Rainier Fruit Company, making Rainier Apples the official and exclusive apples of the Boston Marathon.

28 FEB 2016

Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) and Mary Keitany (KEN) are the Abbott World Marathon Majors Series IX champions, it was announced today by Tim Hadzima, general manager of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and the six leaders of the world’s top marathons, following the Tokyo Marathon 2016, the final race of the Series.

25 JAN 2016

The media credential application process for the 120th Boston Marathon is scheduled to open on Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

19 JAN 2016

Registration for the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley begins today, Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. ET, allowing for early entry into the three-race series. In its fifth year, the B.A.A. Distance Medley is comprised of April’s B.A.A. 5K, June’s B.A.A. 10K, and October’s B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

14 JAN 2016
Today the New England Acura Dealers Association (NEADA) announced their participation as the official automotive sponsor of the 2016 Boston Marathon, B.A.A. Half-Marathon, and B.A.A. 5K at the 2016 New England International Auto Show. Leading up to the marathon, and throughout the year, NEADA will support the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) for this year’s race through advertising and community outreach.
13 JAN 2016

In its 31st year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 120th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18.

18 DEC 2015

Registration for the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, allowing for early entry into the three-race series. In its fifth year, the B.A.A. Distance Medley is comprised of April’s B.A.A. 5K, June’s B.A.A. 10K, and October’s B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

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