B.A.A. 10k Kids Fun Run Races

Contact Info:
Michael Pieroni (B.A.A. Head Coach)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652
fax:617-236-4505
e-mail:pieroni@baa.org
Training Basics

Bring the Kids (ages 4-11) to the B.A.A. 10K

Kids between four and 11 years old compete in races on Boston Common. The race distances will depend on the age of the participants, with four- and five-year-olds competing in the shortest distance, and ten- and 11-year-olds competing in the longest distance (approximately 400 meters) on Charles Street. No pre-registration is necessary. Sign up your child on race morning. All participants will receive a bib number and participation award.

  • There is no entry fee for this event.
  • Events will not be timed and results will not be recorded.
  • Arrive prior to the event to register near the ball fields next to the start and finish area.
  • Parents, guardians and/or grown-ups should accompany kids and will be able to sign-up for the races beginning at 8:00 a.m. on race morning.

EVENT FORMAT

Sprint racing and an obstacle course, followed by "distance" races. Kids will have the opportunity to run the stations multiple times. Ten- and 11-year-olds will be escorted to Charles Street for the street race. There will be a separate boys and girls street race.

 

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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.