Opening Day of 2017 Boston Marathon Registration

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Communications Director)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
e-mail:tk@baa.org
05 SEP 2016
A legend, a pioneer, and the longest consecutive marathoner in event history will help launch the first day of registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

Evening appearances of 4-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers, 3-time winner Sara Mae Berman, and 49-time consecutive runner Ben Beach will kick-off the first-ever Boston Marathon Opening Day on Monday, September 12 at Boston Marathon adidas RunBase which is located at 855 Boylston Street in Boston. The 121st Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 17, 2017. For the 32nd consecutive year, the race will be sponsored by John Hancock Financial.

Registration for the world's oldest annual marathon is entirely online at www.baa.org, however to mark the opening of 2017 Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association and event sponsors will play host to a series of clinics and launch Boston Marathon Qualifier apparel before socializing at Back Bay Social Club that evening.

Rodgers, Berman and Beach will tell their personal Boston Marathon stories from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and A Taste of the Boston Marathon, featuring race sponsors, will be available throughout the night. The fun concludes at Back Bay Social Club, located immediately next door to Boston Marathon adidas RunBase, starting at 7:00 p.m. for an After Party with Sam Adams!

2017 BOSTON MARATHON OPENING DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Boston Marathon Stories
Boston Marathon adidas RunBase (855 Boylston St., Boston)

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - 50 Years of Running the Boston Marathon, presented by consecutive runner Ben Beach with opening remarks from a Boston Children’s Hospital representative runner.

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Becoming a Boston Marathon Icon, presented by legend Bill Rodgers with opening comments from a Melanoma Foundation of New England representative runner.

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Paving the Way for Women at the Boston Marathon, presented by pioneer Sara Mae Berman with opening statements from a Dream Big! representative runner.

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - After Party with Sam Adams
Back Bay Social Club (867 Boylston St., Boston)

Our 21 and older attendees may enjoy a Sam Adams beer and pizza, courtesy of the Boston Athletic Association, while socializing with other runners and our special guests! Be sure to attend our earlier event to receive your drink ticket!

**Please note that registration for the 2017 Boston Marathon will not be available on-site at these events or RunBase. Attending these events does not guarantee an entry into the 2017 Boston Marathon. Please visit http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/athlete-registration.aspx for more information on how to register for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

B.A.A. Moment

Opening Day of 2017 Boston Marathon Registration

Evening appearances of 4-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers, 3-time winner Sara Mae Berman, and 49-time consecutive runner Ben Beach will kick-off the first-ever Boston Marathon Opening Day on Monday, September 12 at Boston Marathon adidas RunBase which is located at 855 Boylston Street in Boston. The 121st Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 17, 2017. For the 32nd consecutive year, the race will be sponsored by John Hancock Financial.

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