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Event Information: B.A.A. 10k Kids Fun Run Races

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

The B.A.A. 10k Kids Races give young and aspiring runners the chance to experience the fun and excitement of the B.A.A. 10k in shorter races designed with them in mind! Children will be grouped by age and have the opportunity to race without the pressure of competition.

DATE:   Sunday, June 22
TIME:   Races for kids begin at 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION:   Boston Common (ball field), adjacent to Charles Street
COST:   Free!

 

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) 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 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., followed by "distance" races from 9:40 to 10:00 a.m.  Kids will have the opportunity to run the stations multiple times. At 10:00 a.m., the 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.

 

REGISTRATION 

On-site registration for the Kids Races begins at 8:00 a.m. adjacent to the baseball field.  There is no fee for kids, and they may begin racing at any time starting after 9:00 a.m.  

 

All information above is subject to change at any time

B.A.A. Moment 5

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.