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Event Information: Volunteer

Volunteer for the B.A.A. 10K

THANK YOU B.A.A. 10K VOLUNTEERS!

We are proud to say that our extraordinary volunteer community stepped forward once again contributing to the B.A.A.'s mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events. Our gracious volunteers, the liveliness of children at the Kids Races, and all the determined athletes came together to celebrate the start of the summer and created a feeling of accomplishment, joy and pride for our ever strong Boston community.

In addition to the 6,200 finishers in the 10K, two hundred kids participated in our Kids Races. The youngest enjoyed hoola hoops and an obstacle course while the older kids ran from the corner of Boylston Street to the finish line of the 10K.

The B.A.A. now has a full set of athletic events ranging from the mile, the 5K, the 10K, the Half Marathon, Kids’ Races and, of course, the Boston Marathon. Our volunteers truly give us the capacity to produce these events, at an organized and high level, and you are the means to our achievements.

Please accept our sincere thanks for helping to make the whole complement of races, especially the fourth annual B.A.A. 10K and Kids Races, a great success.

SIncerely,
Boston Athletic Association

Special thanks to our dedicated running clubs, who colunteer with us year-round: Cambridge Running Club, Central Mass Striders, Heartbreak Hill Striders, Parkway Running Club, Shamrock Running Club, Somerville Road Runners, Wampanoag Road Runners.


B.A.A. Moment 4

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.