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 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.