B.A.A. Programs

B.A.A. Running Club

As a running club, the B.A.A. is a perennial contender at major New England road races, indoor and outdoor track meets, and cross country events. Individually, the club boasts a number of regional champions who have participated in national and international competitions.

We offer year round programing and events
Training Programs:
Whether you are a first-time 5K runner, or a veteran marathon competitor, we know you can always use a little help. You dedicated yourself to achieving your goals in running, likely following a plan. We applaud you, and we wish you even greater success as you train for your next race.
Youth Programs:

Since the B.A.A. renewed its commitment to youth running in 1997, nearly 35,000 Boston-area youth have experienced the inspiration and excitement of a B.A.A. program.

Training Clinics:

In the months leading up to the Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, the B.A.A. hosts monthly training clinics in conjunction with Marathon Sports and adidas Running in Boston. The free clinics are open to registered entrants of the races and their guests.

B.A.A. Running Club:

The majority of the U.S. team at the first modern Olympics, held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, was comprised of B.A.A. members. They won a total of seven medals at the Games and were inspired by the marathon at that first Olympics such that they established a marathon to conclude the B.A.A. Track & Field Games in 1897. Thus the B.A.A. Marathon was born.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.