B.A.A. Distance Medley Registration Information

09 JAN 2012
B.A.A. Distance Medley Registration Information
In anticipation of its upcoming 125th Anniversary in 2012, the B.A.A. has announced the establishment of a three-race series. The B.A.A. Distance Medley will begin with the B.A.A. 5K on April 15, 2012, followed by the B.A.A. 10K on June 24, 2012, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon on October 7, 2012.

For those who intend to run in all three races, you will have the opportunity to register from January 25 - January 31, 2012. Members are responsible for entering themselves in the series. Registration information can be found on the B.A.A. website at http://www.baa.org/races/distance-medley.aspx.

If you are unsure of whether or not you would like to participate in the series, you do not need to register for the Medley. You may register for any or all of the three races individually; If you complete all three, you will automatically be designated as a Medley participant. Conversely, you do not need to participate in the Medley to run in any one of the three races. The Medley is an added layer for those who intend to or find themselves participating in all three of the races. Please refer to the individual entry information for each of the three races at http://www.baa.org/races.aspx

Scoring for the B.A.A. Distance Medley will be based on total, elapsed time. For example, someone who runs 14:00 minutes at the 5K, 29:00 at the 10K and 1:04:30 for the Half Marathon would end the series with a time of 1:47:30. Everyone who completes all three races will be awarded a special commemorative medal for the series in addition to receiving a finisher’s medal for each race.

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.