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14 APR 2018

Now ten years old and with more than 8,600 runners on the starting line, the B.A.A. 5K is a fixture of the New England racing scene and an integral part of Boston Marathon Weekend. It’s also a key part of Ben True’s annual racing calendar. True had won four times, twice setting a U.S. national record. A year ago he clocked 13:20 to awe the crowd.

09 APR 2018

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of world class competitors for the 2018 B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile, to be held on Saturday, April 14, two days prior to the 2018 Boston Marathon®. New Hampshire’s Ben True will return to Boston looking to earn his fifth B.A.A. 5K title, while Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba will defend her 2017 crown.

05 APR 2018

The 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16, 2018, and surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $201 million (USD) in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo. Held annually on Patriots’ Day, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest consecutively run marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has managed and organized the Boston Marathon since the event’s inception in 1897.

02 APR 2018

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced a new component to its Year of Service campaign for the 2018 Boston Marathon, entitled #PassTheBaton. In celebrating the altruism that bonds sport, country, and community, the #PassTheBaton campaign will showcase acts of service both near and far. As a nod to the batons that were passed along during the 1918 Military Relay, the B.A.A. encourages its audiences to recognize acts of service, and “pass the baton” on to others to do the same.

28 MAR 2018

Uber and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced the beginning of a multiple-year sponsorship agreement, making the rideshare company the official ride of the Boston Marathon.

26 FEB 2018

INFINITI and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today proudly announced the beginning of a multi-year sponsorship agreement, naming INFINITI as the official automaker of the B.A.A.’s four premier running events – the Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon.

22 FEB 2018

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the 2018 Boston Marathon, has issued its schedule of events for the 122nd Boston Marathon, to be run on Monday, April 16, 2018.

15 FEB 2018

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced a commemorative military relay will be included in the 122nd running of the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018. A team of sixteen active and retired military personnel -- representing five branches of the military and the eight cities and towns of the Marathon course -- will pass a baton along the race route in recognition of the B.A.A.’s Year of Service.

08 FEB 2018

Eight Boston Marathon champions, including reigning winners Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar of Switzerland, will compete in the push rim wheelchair division of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16. More than 50 athletes will be part of the wheelchair division, which starts in Hopkinton before the open race featuring 30,000 runners.

05 FEB 2018

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that Ricardo Santos will become the next coach of its High Performance Running Team, effective March 15. Santos most recently served as Director of the Iona College (New Rochelle, New York) Cross Country and Track and Field Programs.

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