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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 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.