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 We will also put a program in place to support your racing and training needs.

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.