Presented By:Adidas

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 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.