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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.

15 JUN 2016

The 2016 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will feature one of the strongest fields in race history, bringing together Boston Marathon champions, Olympians, and international stars on the roads of Boston. The sixth annual race will be held on Sunday, June 26, starting and finishing on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common. Racing on one of the fastest courses in the world, the event will showcase Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.

16 MAY 2016

Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, will bring her pioneering spirit to the B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital, on Sunday, June 26. Gibb, who was honored at April’s Boston Marathon in recognition of 50 years of women’s participation in the race, will take part in the sixth annual event. Gibb will also reunite with Boston Marathon champion Atsede Baysa, who gifted her 2016 Boston Marathon champion’s trophy to Gibb following April’s race.

09 MAY 2016

Three weeks after winning the Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. announced that both open division champions Atsede Baysa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle will return to the streets of Boston on June 26 to run the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital. Baysa and Hayle, both of Ethiopia, joined the illustrious honor roll of Boston victors when they triumphed on Patriots' Day (Monday, April 18) in the 120th edition of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.

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