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Event Information: Community Awareness

Dear Community Member:

On Sunday, June 22, 2014, the Boston Athletic Association will host the fourth annual B.A.A. 10K, which will be the B.A.A.’s first event following its successful 118th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS NOTICE (click image below to view larger version)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SCHEDULE

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Start and Finish: Charles Street at Boston Common
Distance: 6.2 miles
Organizer: Boston Athletic Association
Field Size: 8,000 entrants

 

THE COURSE

The B.A.A. 10K flat, out-and-back course starts and finishes at historic Boston Common. It is certified per the guidelines set forth by USA Track & Field.

Course Description:  The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston's Back Bay. The race begins on Charles Street where runners will gather near the Public Garden center gate. From Charles Street, they will turn left onto Beacon Street, left onto Arlington Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue (westbound), under Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Charlesgate East, left onto Beacon Street, right onto Bay State Road as they enter the Boston University campus, they then make a left onto University Drive, and right onto Commonwealth Avenue (westbound).  Just prior to the 5K mark, at Babcock Street, runners will turn around and return on Commonwealth Avenue (eastbound) and take a slight left onto Beacon Street at Kenmore Square.  They then turn right onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue (eastbound), under Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street and around the Public Garden to turn right onto Charles Street.

 

ROAD CLOSURES

Streets and roadways which comprise and abut the 10K course will be closed to vehicular traffic on the morning of June 22nd. Roads adjacent to the course will close at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. It is anticipated that roads along and abutting the course will not reopen until 10:30 a.m.

However, please note that roads will reopen later that morning per judgment of the Boston Police Department.

This notice will be the first of several which will be sent updating and reminding you of the date, time, and road closures associated with the B.A.A. 10K.

The B.A.A. thanks the residents and business communities along the course for their support and cooperation.

The Boston Athletic Association
Telephone:  617.236.1652
www.baa.org

B.A.A. Moment 8

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.