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27 JAN 2015

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) proudly announced today the beginning of a long-term sponsorship agreement with Emeryville, California-based CLIF® Bar to become the Official Sports Nutrition Food of all B.A.A. events, including the Boston Marathon.

26 JAN 2015

Due to the impending snowstorm set to impact New England and the Greater Boston area, the Boston Athletic Association offices in both Boston and Hopkinton will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

26 JAN 2015

Registration for the 2015 B.A.A. Distance Medley begins at 10:00 a.m. ET today, Monday, January 26, and continues until Thursday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET (provided space remains available). During this exclusive registration window, runners interested in entering all three of the B.A.A. Distance Medley events can sign up for the series.

20 JAN 2015

In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20.

18 JAN 2015

The Boston Athletic Association was very well represented today at the 2015 USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, Texas, as all seven athletes competing raced their way to USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifying times.

07 JAN 2015

John Hancock Financial announced the Elite USA Team for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015. The exceptional team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes the men’s defending champion Meb Keflezighi, as well as Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Davila Linden, Amy Hastings, Dathan Ritzenhein, Nick Arciniaga, Jeffrey Eggleston, and Fernando Cabada. Each member has competed in Olympic or World Championships and brings strong credentials to compete in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

01 JAN 2015

The media credential application process for the 119th Boston Marathon is scheduled to open on Monday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

07 NOV 2014

Jen Rhines of the Boston Athletic Association is USA Track & Field - New England's Athlete of the Month for October 2014 following an outstanding month of distance running.

31 OCT 2014

We will await the issuance of an official statement from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) before further addressing the matter.

30 OCT 2014

The B.A.A. expresses our profound sadness at Mayor Menino's passing, together with our deep gratitude for the magnificent support to the Marathon, the B.A.A. and the hundreds of thousands of athletes who have run in Boston under his watchful eye.

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.