B.A.A. 10K is scheduled for June 23, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013TIME:
8:00 a.m. ETKIDS RACE:
9:00 a.m. ETLOCATION:
Starts and finishes on Charles Street near Boston Public Garden in Boston’s Back Bay.DISTANCE:
10 kilometers (6.2 miles) REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WE HAVE REACHED OUR CAPACITY OF 6500 RUNNERSFIELD SIZE:
RACE SYNOPSIS: The B.A.A. invites runners to compete in the B.A.A. 10K, which complements its B.A.A. 5K (established in 2009 and held in the Spring) and its B.A.A. Half Marathon (established in 2001 and held in the Fall). The B.A.A. 10K is the second event in the 2013 B.A.A. Distance Medley. Participants will receive event t-shirts from adidas, finisher medals, and a pleasurable race day atmosphere at the Boston Common.
The roads along the course will close at 7:45 a.m., and begin to re-open on a rolling basis as the last runners pass through. The closures will last no more than two hours.
KIDS FUN RUN RACES: At 9:00 a.m., kids between four and 11-years-old may 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).
- No preregistration is necessary
- All participants will receive a bib number and finisher’s ribbon
- Events will not be times and results will not be recorded
- Arrive prior to the event to register near the ball fields nest to the start and finish area
- There is no entry fee for this event
RACE COURSE: The 6.2 mile course is a scenic tour though Boston's Back Bay. Notable neighborhoods and attractions include the legendary Bull and Finch Pub, after which the television series “Cheers” was developed, the campus of Boston University, and Kenmore Square.
The race begins on Charles Street, winds down picturesque Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street near Boston University, before heading back on Commonwealth Avenue, around the Public Garden and finishing on Charles Street.
RACE PHOTOS: Race photography by Marathon Foto
PRIZE MONEY: A total prize purse of $29,400 will be distributed to the top finishers overall and in the masters and wheelchair divisions.
ONE FUND: Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. To donate, visit: www.theonefundboston.org
AT&T has set up a text to donate line to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Text BOSTON to 80108 to donate $10 to One Fund Boston. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Full Terms at mGive.org/T
All information above is subject to change