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 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).