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 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.