BAA 5k Registration to Open on Wed., March 2, 2011

25 FEB 2011
BAA 5k Registration to Open on Wed., March 2, 2011
The third annual B.A.A. 5k will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. As with last year, the B.A.A. 5k promises to be a quality race and a fun part of the marathon weekend celebration!

On-line registration will open at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The field size is limited to 5,000 participants and it is expected to fill quickly, so be sure to register early.

Please note that the only registration option is on-line, starting on March 2nd. The entry fee is $45.

For more information on the 2011 B.A.A. 5K, please visit the B.A.A. web site for race entry and information.

The race begins at Copley Square Park and finishes at the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street. The course is a scenic tour, mostly though Boston's Back Bay and Beacon Hill, and also taking in other notable neighborhoods and attractions.

In 2010, nearly 5,000 entrants from 31 countries and 49 states crossed the finish line at the B.A.A. 5K. Last year’s men’s winner Josh Cox lunged across the line in 14:30, narrowly missing Jarrod Shoemaker’s course record (14:29) from the previous year. B.A.A. Running Club member Jennifer Campbell won the women’s race in a time of 16:50, lowering the course record set by Maria Varela in the inaugural event by 44 seconds.

Contact Suzanne Walmsley with any questions.

B.A.A. Moment 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).