B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration is Now Closed

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org
14 JUL 2016
Third and final event of the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley, to be held on October 9, has reached its field size limit of 9,000 entrants

BOSTON - The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 16th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, closed after its 9,000 entrant field size limit was reached. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, and will be the third and final race in the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley. Registration opened on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and closed at 5:00 p.m. ET, on Thursday, July 14.

The B.A.A. Half Marathon used both a first-come, first-serve and random selection method to fill the 9,000 runner field. A total of 3,016 runners pre-registered through B.A.A. Distance Medley registration held in January. In addition, several hundred entrants will comprise the Dana-Farber Fundraising Team and each 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 were available beginning on Wednesday, July 13, with 2,000 selected by a first-come, first-serve basis. The remaining entries were filled based on those who submitted an entry before 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 14. 

Registration continues to be open for Dana-Farber’s B.A.A. Half Marathon Fundraising Team. Dana-Farber team members receive an official B.A.A. Half Marathon race entry, personal fundraising webpage, training program designed by 1976 Boston Marathon winner Jack Fultz, and a Dana-Farber singlet! For more information, click below:

 

EVENT NOTES

  • The B.A.A. Half Marathon’s 13.1-mile, rolling course is an out-and-back route that runs along the Emerald Necklace park system, highlighting the beauty of the historic park system while furthering the B.A.A.’s mission of promoting health and fitness. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will begin and end at White Stadium in Franklin Park, one of America’s oldest parks, in Boston’s Jamaica Plain and Dorchester neighborhoods.
     
  • The B.A.A. Half Marathon is the third and final race of the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K in April, the B.A.A. 10K in June, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Each of the three races has its own prize purse. In addition, top finishers of the events are eligible to win bonus prize money based upon podium finishes.
     
  • A total prize purse of $55,800 is at stake in the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Prize money will be distributed to the top ten runners overall, the top three in the masters division, and the top three in the push rim wheelchair division. Prize money awards are equal for men and women and are based on gun time results. The overall men’s and women’s B.A.A. Half Marathon champions will each receive $10,000 in prize money.
     
  • At the 2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon, Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera made decisive moves in the final mile, securing their first B.A.A. Half Marathon titles with times of 1:00:56 and 1:10:21, respectively. A field of 6,412 athletes started the race.
     
  • Since the event’s inception in 2001, the B.A.A. has directed a portion of the entry fees from the B.A.A. Half Marathon towards the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, which works to preserve, maintain, and promote the historic park system. The Emerald Necklace park system was developed by America’s first landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. The B.A.A. Half Marathon features recreational use and appreciation of the landscape, waterways, and parkways as they were intended at the time of design in the late 1800s. The Franklin Park Zoo also has been an attraction of the B.A.A. Half Marathon since the event’s inception.
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B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration is Now Closed

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 16th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, closed after its 9,000 entrant field size limit was reached. The B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, and will be the third and final race in the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley. Registration opened on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET, and closed at 5:00 p.m. ET, on Thursday, July 14.

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