The B.A.A. 10K, scheduled for Sunday, June 22, reached its field size limit of 8,000 entrants.
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K has closed after its 8,000 entrant field size limit was reached. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common, and will be the B.A.A.’s first event following its successful 118th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21, 2014. Registration opened on Thursday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and closed at approximately 3:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 4.
The B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which also includes the B.A.A. 5K in April and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on October 12. Among those who are registered for the B.A.A. 10K are 2,625 entrants who have signed up for all three events of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley.
The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston's Back Bay. Notable neighborhoods and attractions include the legendary Bull and Finch Pub, after which the television series "Cheers" was developed, the campus of Boston University, and Kenmore Square. The race begins on Charles Street and winds down picturesque Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street near Boston University. The course then heads back on Commonwealth Avenue, around the Public Garden, and finishes on Charles Street.
A prize purse of $48,500 (USD) will be distributed to the top 10 runners overall, the top three masters finishers (ages 40 and older), and the top three push rim wheelchair finishers. Prize money awards are equal for men and women and are based on gun time results. The men’s and women’s champions will each receive $10,000 (USD) in prize money.
In the 2013 B.A.A. 10K, Kenya’s Stephen Sambu won in 28:06, defeating 2013 Boston Marathon® champion Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, who finished second in 28:15. Kenya’s Daniel Salel placed third with a time of 28:30.
In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska led from the start and won in 31:45. New Zealand native and Providence, RI resident Kim Smith placed second in 33:45. Millicent Kuria, of Kenya, finished third with a time of 33:52.
B.A.A. 10K Entrants in Prior Years
YEAR.........NUMBER OF ENTRANTS