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03 AUG 2015

The Boston Athletic Association announced today registration procedures for the 2016 Boston Marathon regarding Athletes with Disabilities. The 120th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday, April 18, 2016, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

27 JUL 2015

The Boston Athletic Association is pleased to announce that former NCAA 10,000 meter champion Emma Bates has joined the B.A.A. High Performance Team, coached by Terrence Mahon. Bates, who graduated from Boise State University this spring, brings great experience to the B.A.A., which is sponsored by adidas.

16 JUL 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 15th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, closed after its 8,500 entrant field size limit was reached. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015, and will be the third and final race in the 2015 B.A.A. Distance Medley. Registration opened on Wednesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and closed at 5:00 p.m. ET, on Thursday, July 16.

08 JUL 2015
The 15th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 11, beginning and ending at Boston’s iconic Franklin Park. Having long been New England’s most prestigious half marathon, 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 8,500 participants, with registration beginning on Wednesday, July 15, at
07 JUL 2015

Participants running on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations raised $28.3 million for charity this year in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.  The overall total includes $15.6 million raised through the Boston Athletic Association’s Official Charity Program, $10.6 million raised through John Hancock’s Marathon Non-Profit Program, and $2.1 million raised by qualified and other invitational runners.

01 JUL 2015
Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2013, 2014, and 2015, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and for the 31st consecutive year the event will be sponsored by John Hancock Financial. Registration will be held entirely online at The qualification window for the 2016 Boston Marathon began on September 13, 2014.
21 JUN 2015

Despite a heavy rain falling consistently from start to finish, Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera were able to persevere and prevail at the fifth annual B.A.A. 10K, claiming victories in 28:09 and 32:07, respectively. Salel made a decisive move in the final straightaway to pry victory from two-time defending champion Stephen Sambu, while Wacera overtook marathon ace Edna Kiplagat in the final mile to win by eight seconds. Temperatures were in the mid-60s Fahrenheit for the race with negligible wind.

20 JUN 2015
Despite an unfavorable weather forecast for Sunday, the fifth annual B.A.A. 10K will be held and will start at 8:00 a.m. ET. The weather calls for a significant amount of rainfall – with rain heavy at times – beginning overnight and continuing into the morning hours. The possibility of thunderstorms does exist.  It is not possible to predict the exact conditions on race day, but safety and common sense should always be the rule: in the event of a thunderstorm please seek shelter whether pre-race, on-course, or post-race. Please plan and dress accordingly. The race organization, operations and volunteer staff will direct you in the morning.  You may wish to review the Participant Guide which was mailed to you in early June to familiarize yourself with the provisions and services which the B.A.A. will provide.  All of this information is also posted on the B.A.A. 10K web pages:
15 JUN 2015

The 2015 B.A.A. 10K on Sunday, June 21, will bring together some of the fastest and most decorated runners in the world, led by Boston Marathon winners, World Championship medalists, and a pair of two-time B.A.A. 10K champions. Run on a blistering fast course through Boston's Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhood, the B.A.A. 10K will showcase several of the world's top athletes as they return to familiar territory.

12 MAY 2015

Today, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced that Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) High Performance coach Terrence Mahon will serve as Team USA’s Coach of Women’s Middle & Long Distance athletes at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, from August 22 to 30. Mahon will lead the American contingent as our team competes against the world’s best athletes, assisting with the team’s preparations and management.

B.A.A. Moment 1

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.