Registration for 2012 Summer Races Now Available

11 MAY 2012
Registration for 2012 Summer Races Now Available
Register for the B.A.A. 10k on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Register for this 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 24, 2012. Registration for the B.A.A. 10k is still open. For additional information and to register, go to .

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 2012 summer races are:

Saturday, May 19th, Bedford Rotary 12k, Bedford, NH

Sunday, June 10th, Newton 10k, Newton, MA

Thursday, July 19th, Jim Kane Sugar Bowl 5k, South Boston, MA

Thursday, July 26th, Marathon Sports 5 Mile, Weston, MA

Saturday, July 28 Carver Cranberry 5 Mile, Carver, MA

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. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.