2013 Distance Medley Registration

14 JAN 2013
2013 Distance Medley Registration
The dates for the second annual B.A.A. Distance Medley have been set and registration will begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The 2013 Distance Medley will begin with the B.A.A. 5K on April 14, 2013, followed by the B.A.A. 10K on June 23, 2013 and culminating with the B.A.A. Half Marathon on October 13, 2013.

For those who intend to run in all three races, you will have the opportunity to register beginning on January 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM through January 31, 2013 @ 5pm. The entry fee for the distance Medley is $175 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.