Advisory Related to Traffic For Sunday's B.A.A. 10K Road Race

Contact Info:
Marc Davis (Communications Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-778-1633
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:media@baa.org
21 JUN 2013
Road Closures for June 23

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

The annual Boston Athletic Association 10K will begin at 8:00am. An estimated 6,000 runners will gather on Charles Street near the Public Garden center gate. From Charles Street, they will turn left onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue (westbound), under Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Charlesgate East, left onto Beacon Street, right onto Bay State Road, left onto University Drive, right onto Commonwealth Avenue (westbound), turn around at Babcock Street, Commonwealth Avenue (westbound), left onto Beacon Street, right onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue (eastbound), under Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, right onto Charles Street.

Temporary Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event, Sunday, 6:00am to 12:00pm parking restrictions will be implemented at the following locations.

  • Bay State Road, both sides, from Charlesgate West to Granby Street, metered parking spaces only
  • Beacon Street,Public Garden side, from Charles Street to Arlington Street
  • Boylston Street,Public Garden side, from Arlington Street t oCharles Street
  • Commonwealth Avenue, northside of westbound roadway, from Granby Street to Alcorn Street
  • Granby Street, both sides, fromBay State Road to Commonwealth Avenue

Also, Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event, Sunday,12:01am to 12:00pm parking restrictions will be implemented at the following location.

  • Charles Street, both sides, from Boylston Street to Beacon Street

The event web site is www.baa.org
Telephone
: 617-236-1652 (Boston Athletic Association)

An information flyer which contains a course map can be downloaded below, and may be reproduced by any media outlet to create community and neighborhood awareness and to assist residents and visitors to the Back Bay and downtown on Sunday.

DOWNLOAD FILE - click here

For further information, please contact:

Marc Davis
B.A.A. Communications Manager
617-778-1633
mdavis@baa.org

OR

Jack Fleming
B.A.A. Director of Marketing and Communications
617-778-1627
(mobile: 617-459-1587)

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.