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 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.