2016 B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration Opens Wednesday, July 13

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org
05 JUL 2016
Available entries will be filled through first come, first serve and random selection process beginning on July 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

BOSTON – The 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, will be held on Sunday, October 9, beginning and ending at Boston’s Franklin Park. 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 9,000 participants, with registration beginning on Wednesday, July 13, at www.baa.org.

Similar to 2014 and 2015, there will be a random selection component to the registration process for the race when entries are accepted next week.

There are 3,016 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. In addition, several hundred 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. Approximately 5,000 entries are available through online registration on July 13.

Registration will open on Wednesday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m. ET, and 2,000 entrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining entries will be filled through random selection of those applicants who submit an entry by Thursday, July 14, 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 $85 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 a guaranteed entry into the race before 7/13 registration by joining Dana-Farber’s fundraising team via www.rundanafarber.org/halfmarathon.
  • Those who are accepted through random selection and those not accepted will receive notification from the B.A.A. on Friday, July 15 via e-mail.
  • If you are not chosen in the random selection, you will not be charged the entry fee.
B.A.A. Moment

2016 B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration Opens Wednesday, July 13 The 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, will be held on Sunday, October 9, beginning and ending at Boston’s Franklin Park. 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 9,000 participants, with registration beginning on Wednesday, July 13, at www.baa.org.

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