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 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.