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28 OCT 2014

Seventeen schools from the City of Boston competed at today's Boston Middle School Cross Country Championships, hosted by the Boston Athletic Association with adidas at Franklin Park, and in conjunction with Boston Public Schools, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department . Under clear skies and with conditions ideal for racing, Boys Championship and Girls Championship races covering 1200 meters were held, as well as a co-ed relay.

26 OCT 2014

Exciting races played out at the 24th Mayor's Cup, presented by the B.A.A. and adidas, at Franklin Park on Sunday, with athletes competing in races at the youth, open, and masters levels. The Boston Athletic Association claimed Men's and Women's Championship team titles, while also taking home top honors in the Franklin Park 5-K.

13 OCT 2014

On Monday, the Boston Athletic Association shined at the USATF National Women's Club Team 10K Championships in Boston, taking home the national title. Racing together for a majority of the race, the B.A.A.'s Katie Matthews, Jen Rhines, and Juliet Bottorff all finished in the top 13.

12 OCT 2014

On a picture perfect day for racing, Ethiopians Mamitu Daska and Lelisa Desisa were crowned champions at the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Daska established a new event record of 1:08:20, while Desisa earned his second consecutive B.A.A. Half Marathon victory in 1:01:38, covering the rolling, spectacular course through Boston’s Emerald Necklace park system in style.

10 OCT 2014

Abbott and the World Marathon Majors announced a new partnership with Abbott becoming the race series' first-ever title sponsor. The series – comprising six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathon – will be renamed the Abbott World Marathon Majors starting in 2015.

03 OCT 2014

A year ago, 2013 Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa (ETH) returned to Boston seeking another victory, this time in the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. In a brilliant display of courage and determination, Desisa fended off hard challenges from both Daniel Salel (KEN) and Stephen Sambu (KEN), claiming the B.A.A. Half Marathon title in a course record of 1:00:34.

01 OCT 2014

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the Boston Athletic Association will host the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. As we prepare for this year’s race along the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston and Brookline, we would like to share some important details with you, including information on the course and race-related road closures.

29 SEP 2014

For athletes with disabilities, registration into the 2015 Boston Marathon will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule similar to the registration process for Qualifiers, beginning with the fastest from among those who meet the requirements.

24 SEP 2014

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today continued its notification to applicants of their acceptance into the 2015 Boston Marathon®. In preparation for the 2015 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. implemented the same registration process for qualified runners as it used in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 and will mark the 30th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial as its principal sponsor.

17 SEP 2014
Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon has now closed. The registration process for the 2015 Boston Marathon began on September 8, and the maximum number of athletes who ran a qualifying performance and submitted their application for entry has now been reached. Registration will not reopen on Monday, September 22.
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1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.