New BAA Running Club Uniform Policy

27 JUL 2013
New BAA Running Club Uniform Policy
The B.A.A. is fortunate to have adidas as its long-time sponsor. With their support, the B.A.A. is able to provide you with numerous benefits throughout the year. As a member of the B.A.A., you are an important part of the organization and our most visible representatives at competitions. As such, the B.A.A. requires that you to represent the organization in adidas footwear, apparel and accessories.

ALL B.A.A. Running Club members are required, as a condition of their membership, to wear the current club-issued uniform, adidas shoes, apparel AND accessories exclusively for all competitions, including warm-ups and warm-downs. It is also required that you wear adidas in formal B.A.A. practice sessions and training runs. Beginning with the 2014 membership year (effective November 1, 2013) we will be strictly enforcing this policy.

We expect that members will begin to transition over to adidas products immediately and full compliance with this policy will be expected by membership renewal. The priority at this time is for club members to wear the club singlet, shorts and adidas footwear in competition, club practices and organized club gatherings. Going forward, compliance with this policy will be contingent to remaining a club member.

Please let us know if we can assist you in identifying adidas shoes and apparel. Marathon Sports carries adidas products and club members receive a 20% discount on adidas purchases at any of their locations. You can view adidas’ full line at http://www.adidas.com/us/ We will also put a program in place to support your racing and training needs.

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.