CANCELLED: Sunday, February 17 'Down the Hatch' Long Run

15 FEB 2013
CANCELLED: Sunday, February 17 'Down the Hatch' Long Run
Due to the current road conditions and the potential for additional snowfall on Saturday into Sunday, the group long run scheduled for Sunday, February 17th, has been cancelled. Although training is important, common sense and safety outweigh the need to get out there on the roads as a group. We appreciate your understanding, as the safety of club members is our primary concern.

The next B.A.A. Running Club event will be the Amherst 10 Miler in Amherst, MA on Sunday, February 24, 2013. If you wish to compete in this race, please email swalmsley@baa.org by Tuesday, February 19th.

The next group long run will be a 'Down the Hatch' Run on Sunday, March 10th. The club will also be participating in the New Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17th. For details and entry deadlines for the upcoming events, go to the Events Calendar on the website and click on the corresponding date.

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.