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 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.