Middle School 1K and Scholastic Mile

Part of the B.A.A. Invitational Miles on Marathon Weekend


The first of six races belong to middle-school aged students from the eight cities and towns of the Boston Marathon course – Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline, and Boston. Participants must be between the sixth and eighth grade, and be residents of the city or town they choose to represent. The 1,000 meter race kicks off not long after the conclusion of the B.A.A. 5K, and the participants loop across the Boston Marathon finish line, before finishing in front of hundreds of cheering fans.


After the middle-school athletes have finished, the high-school-aged participants take to Boylston Street for the 1-mile race. Like the Middle School 1K, the 16 participants in the boy’s and girl’s Scholastic mile must be residents of the city and town they choose to represent, and between the ninth and 12th grade.


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Contact Info:
Suzanne Walmsley (Community Outreach Coordinator)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.