Training Clinics

Getting you ready for race day!

In the days and months leading up to the Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, the B.A.A. hosts training and race weekend clinics in conjunction with adidas. The free clinics are open to registered entrants of the races and their guests.

Click one of the buttons below to learn more about our training clinics:
10K Clinic Information - click here Half Marathon Clinic Information - click here  Marathon Clinic Information - click here 

Open and available to registered participants and their guests, these provide the opportunity for the B.A.A. staff to share both their knowledge and enthusiasm for the events, Guest speakers have included Boston Marathon champions, Hall of Fame coaches, Olympians, and leaders in specific fields of expertise. Designed to assist runners perform their best, the clinics cover topics such as creating customized training plans, diet and nutrition, apparel and footwear selection, and racing tips.

Training clinics are held in convenient locations and generally in the evenings. The B.A.A.'s objective in holding the clinics is to provide a level of support not seen elsewhere in the running industry and to offer an added benefit to those who enter its races. A maximized race performance and allowing runners to ask questions in one-on-one or group format are important components to this aspect of B.A.A. programming.

These clinics are promoted through e-mail to registrants of the Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon.

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.