Registration is Now Available for Summer Races

27 MAY 2011
Registration is Now Available for Summer Races
Register for the Inaugural B.A.A. 10k on Sunday, June 26, 2011

Come and join the 2011 Boston Marathon Champions, Geoffrey Mutai and Caroline Kilel, for a competitive 10k along Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue Mall, with a start and finish location at Boston Common. The race will begin at 8:00 AM on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Registration for the Inaugural B.A.A. 10k is still open. For additional information and to register, go to http://www.baa.org/races/10k/participant-information/athlete-registration.aspx .


Summer Racing Schedule

Summer racing opportunities for B.A.A. Running club members have been posted on the website. Any club member wishing to participate in these club-sponsored races, please go to the 'Event' section of the members' website for race information and registration instructions. The 2011 summer races are:

Sunday, June 5th, Rhody 5k, Lincoln, RI

Sunday, July 17th, Stowe 8 Miler, Stowe, VT

Thursday, July 21st, Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5 Mile, South Boston, MA

Saturday, July 30 Carver Cranberry 5 Mile, Carver, MA

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).