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12 SEP 2013

Some of those who submitted their entry for the 2014 Boston Marathon have received confirmation from the B.A.A. Most of those who have not received confirmation of acceptance by email from the B.A.A. are still having their qualifying performance validated and verified.

09 SEP 2013

Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon opens on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00AM (ET) for those Qualifiers who have met the qualifying standard by 20 minutes, 00 seconds or faster.

Please go to the following web page to register:

http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/athlete-registration.aspx

29 AUG 2013

Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used in the 2012 and 2013 Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first.

Registration will be held entirely online at www.baa.org. The qualification window for the 2014 Boston Marathon began last year on September 22, 2012.

17 JUL 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, has closed after its 7,500 entrant field size limit was reached. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013 and will be the third and final race in the 2013 B.A.A. Distance Medley. Registration opened on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. ET and closed approximately 12 minutes later at 10:12 a.m. ET.

16 JUL 2013
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, will begin on Wednesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 7,500 entrants. The cost to register is $65 USD. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will begin on Sunday, October 13 at 8:30 a.m. in Boston’s Franklin Park.
23 JUN 2013

A warm and sunny morning with temperatures reaching the low 80s (F) by the race’s conclusion welcomed runners to Boston Common on Sunday, June 23 for the Third B.A.A. 10K. Kenya’s Stephen Sambu, 24, won the men’s title in a time of 28:06 over 2013 Boston Marathon® champion Lelisa Desisa, 23, of Ethiopia, who finished in 28:15.

With a well-executed kick in the race’s final meters, Sambu outlasted Desisa who returned to Boston for the first time since April and who later gifted his Boston Marathon champion’s medal to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino prior the awards ceremony.

21 JUN 2013

The following traffic advisory has been issued in the City of Boston for Sunday, June 23, relating to the B.A.A. 10K:

http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=6186

18 JUN 2013

John Hancock Financial and the Boston Athletic Association today announced that the 2013 Boston Marathon champion, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia, will gift his championship medal to the City of Boston, on behalf of all Boston Marathon runners, to honor the victims and families affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013.

14 JUN 2013

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that 2013 Boston Marathon® men's champion Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, will compete in the 2013 B.A.A. 10K on Sunday, June 23. Desisa will compete among Olympic and World Championship finalists, national record holders, and the defending champions of the B.A.A. Distance Medley. The B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2013 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which awards $100,000 USD to the male and female with the fastest cumulative time from the three races. In addition, the B.A.A. 10K offers a combined prize purse of nearly $30,000 USD.

16 MAY 2013

The B.A.A., organizer of the Boston Marathon, is issuing an invitation to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon to official entrants in the 2013 Boston Marathon who were unable to cross the Boylston Street finish line. More than 5000 official starters were affected on Monday, April 15 at the 117th Boston Marathon when the race was stopped at 2:50 p.m. ET.

B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.