Biggsteps Race to Honor B.A.A. Member Sean Biggs

31 OCT 2013
Biggsteps Race to Honor B.A.A. Member Sean Biggs
The Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation will be conducting a 5k race in Neeedham on Sunday, November 10th to honor Sean Biggs, a member of the B.A.A. Running Club, who passed away in September 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. Sean was an active member of the club for eight years. He competed regularly for the B.A.A. in a variety of races including six Boston Marathons between 2006 and 2011, his best coming in 2009 where he posted a 2:58:37.

All proceeds from the race will go to the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation whose mission is to raise awareness of the causes and prevention of cancer; assist those affected by cancer; and support cancer research. Consistent with the vision of Sean Biggs, the Foundation also funds collegiate scholarships for study abroad and in the fields of alternative energy and energy efficiency.

Information about the race can be found at . PTC in Needham will sponsor a limited number of entries for B.A.A. members who wish to run in honor of Sean. Please contact John Stuart at for information.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.