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 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.