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 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.