B.A.A. Half Marathon Road Closures

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org
01 OCT 2014
Dear Community Member,

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the Boston Athletic Association will host the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. As we prepare for this year’s race along the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston and Brookline, we would like to share some important details with you, including information on the course and race-related road closures.

Start Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
Start/Finish Location: White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park
Distance: 13 miles, 176 yards (21.028 kilometers)
Organizer: Boston Athletic Association
Presenting Sponsor: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund
Field Size: 8,000 Participants

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The 13.1-mile, rolling course is an out-and-back route that runs along the Emerald Necklace park system. With a start on Pierpont Road, the course proceeds out of Franklin Park, over the Monsignor William Casey Overpass, and past the Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Pond as The Arborway becomes The Jamaicaway. The course then passes Willow Pond and Olmsted Park, before the turn-around point on The Riverway 4.75 miles into the race. On the return, runners hug the western side of the Emerald Necklace, with Leverett Pond and Jamaica Pond now on the left. The race re-enters Franklin Park and loops around animal enclosures in the Franklin Park Zoo, before finishing on the track in White Stadium. For more information on the B.A.A. Half Marathon, please click here.

ROAD CLOSURES

Roads along the course and adjacent and abutting roads will be closed from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the morning of October 12. We understand that these road closures may affect your services that morning and we thank you for your cooperation. For more specific information on road closures at the B.A.A. Half Marathon, please click here.

COMMUNITY NOTICE

Below is the community notice that we have placed in The Boston Courant (click on image to see larger version) on the following Fridays leading up to the race – September 26 and October 10. We ask that you please consider sharing or posting this notice in a visible location in your place of worship or business in order to make members of our community aware of this event and race day road closures.

The B.A.A. thanks the residents and business communities along the course for their support and cooperation. For more information on the event, please click the button below:

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B.A.A. Half Marathon Road Closures

On Sunday, October 12, 2014, the Boston Athletic Association will host the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. As we prepare for this year’s race along the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston and Brookline, we would like to share some important details with you, including information on the course and race-related road closures.

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