2017 B.A.A. Distance Medley and B.A.A. 5K registration expected to fill quickly.
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association has announced upcoming registration dates for the 2017 B.A.A. 5K and 2017 B.A.A. Distance Medley, both of which will open in January.
The B.A.A. will once again offer an exclusive registration window for the B.A.A. Distance Medley, the three race series that includes the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Registration for the 2017 B.A.A. Distance Medley will begin online at www.baa.org at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, allowing for early entry into the three-race series. Registration for the series will be limited to the first 3,300 registrants, and will close on January 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Registration for the 2017 B.A.A. 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The ninth annual B.A.A. 5K will be run on Saturday, April 15, 2017, two days before the 121st Boston Marathon. The registration fee for the B.A.A. 5K is $55 (USD), and is limited to participants 10 years or older. The B.A.A. 5K has a field size limit of 10,000.
Everyone who completes the B.A.A. Distance Medley will receive a special commemorative medal for the series, in addition to receiving a finisher's medal for each race. Each runner will also be listed on the B.A.A. Distance Medley Leader Board, which ranks the top male and female competitors throughout the series.
The minimum age for entry into the B.A.A. Distance Medley is 14 years old. Runners interested in registering for only one or two of the three events in the series must do so when registration opens for the respective individual races.