2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon® Registration Opens Wednesday, July 15

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org
08 JUL 2015
60% of available entries will be filled through random selection process beginning on July 15

BOSTON – The 15th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 11, beginning and ending at Boston’s iconic Franklin Park. Having long been New England’s most prestigious half marathon, the B.A.A. Half Marathon has showcased some of the world’s best runners, including Boston Marathon winners and World Championships gold medalists. This year, the race will feature a field size of 8,500 participants, with registration beginning on Wednesday, July 15, at www.baa.org.

Similar to 2014, there will be a random selection component to the registration process for the race when entries are accepted next week.

There are 2,640 runners currently pre-registered though the B.A.A. Distance Medley (B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon) registration, which was held in January. Up to 700 runners will comprise the Dana-Farber Fundraising Team, and each of those team members will raise at least $750 for the Jimmy Fund. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund have been the event's presenting sponsor since 2003. Once the elite field and other invitational entries are filled, this will leave approximately 5,000 entries available through online registration on July 15.

Registration will open on Wednesday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m. ET, and 2,000 entrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining 3,000 spots will be filled through random selection of those applicants who submit an entry by Thursday, July 16, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • Entry for the B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held entirely online at www.baa.org, and the entry fee is $75 USD.
  • No additional fee will be imposed for an entry submission into the random selection.
  • Participants in the B.A.A. Half Marathon must be at least 14-years old on race day.
  • Every submission has an equal chance of being selected, and the odds of being selected will be based on the total number of submissions received.
  • Only one submission per person will be accepted.
  • Entry in the B.A.A. Half Marathon cannot be transferred, refunded, or deferred. 
  • Runners can secure an entry into the race by joining Dana-Farber’s fundraising team via www.rundanafarber.org
  • Those who are accepted through random selection and those not accepted will receive notification from the B.A.A. on Friday, July 17 via email.
  • If you are not chosen in the random selection, you will not be charged the entry fee.
B.A.A. Moment

2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon® Registration Opens Wednesday, July 15 The 15th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 11, beginning and ending at Boston’s iconic Franklin Park. Having long been New England’s most prestigious half marathon, the B.A.A. Half Marathon has showcased some of the world’s best runners, including Boston Marathon winners and World Championships gold medalists. This year, the race will feature a field size of 8,500 participants, with registration beginning on Wednesday, July 15, at www.baa.org.

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