Online Registration for 2015 B.A.A. 10K to Open on Wednesday, May 6. Early Registration Option at Boston Marathon RunBase on Tuesday, May 5.

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org
30 APR 2015
Celebrate the start of Summer with the flat and fast B.A.A. 10K, set for Sunday, June 21. The B.A.A. 10K is the second event of the B.A.A. Distance Medley.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2015 B.A.A. 10K will begin on Wednesday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 10,000 entrants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by June 21 in order to register. The cost to register is $60 (USD).

Local runners will be able to guarantee their spot a day early by registering on Tuesday, May 5, at the Boston Marathon RunBase on Boylston Street in Boston. Runners who come to Boston Marathon RunBase from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, can register for the B.A.A. 10K on site and receive confirmation via e-mail.

The B.A.A. 10K’s 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston's Back Bay. Notable neighborhoods and attractions include the campus of Boston University and Kenmore Square. The race begins on Charles Street, 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.

The B.A.A. 10K has been the site of many fast races, including two world leading times and an all-comers world best. In both 2012 and 2014, the fastest 10K times in the world were run at the B.A.A. 10K, as Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Stephen Sambu clocked winning times of 27:19 and 27:25, respectively. Last year, Sambu split 8K in 22:02 en route to his victory, a mark that is recognized as the American All-Comers Road Record for 8 kilometers. The women’s event record stands at 31:04 set by Mamitu Daska in 2014.

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. 

At the 2014 B.A.A. 10K, Kenya’s Sambu successfully defended his title in a time of 27:25, defeating 2011 Boston Marathon champion Mutai, who finished second in 27:35. Kenya’s Daniel Salel placed third for the second consecutive year with a time of 27:41.

In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska won her second consecutive B.A.A. 10K crown in 31:04, also a new event record. Daska is the only woman in race history to have won two B.A.A. 10K titles. Kenyans Betsy Saina and Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton finished second and third in 31:10 and 31:52, respectively, rounding out the podium.

The B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2015 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which also includes the B.A.A. 5K on April 18, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on October 12. Already registered for the B.A.A. 10K are 2,639 entrants who signed up for the all three events of the B.A.A. Distance Medley in January.

B.A.A. 10K Entrants in Prior Years

YEARNUMBER OF ENTRANTS
2011 3,656
2012 5,503
2013 6,399
2014 7,887
2015 10,000

B.A.A. Moment

Online Registration for 2015 B.A.A. 10K to Open on Wednesday, May 6. Early Registration Option at Boston Marathon RunBase on Tuesday, May 5. The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2015 B.A.A. 10K will begin on Wednesday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 10,000 entrants. Participants must be at least 12 years of age by June 21 in order to register. The cost to register is $60 (USD).

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