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Event Information: Volunteer Information

Volunteer for the B.A.A. 10K

Dear 2013 10K Volunteer,

In our first road race since this year's Boston Marathon, we sincerely appreciate your support for running and our events. We are especially grateful to the City of Boston, public safety personnel, BPD and EMS, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Boston Park Rangers, the medical team, our sponsors, our event management team, our volunteers, and the residents of Boston who supported us.

We are proud to say that the members of our volunteer community stepped forward once again contributing to the B.A.A.'s mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events. We hope that you realize the significance of your role as a volunteer at our third annual 10K, and as an active member of our great volunteer community.

Producing events that provide an opportunity for community members to come together to celebrate active lifestyles and competitive sports is an important part of our mission. This year alone 46,912 runners will train for a B.A.A. event and we hope last weekend's 10K has inspired even more community members to begin training for an athletic event.

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

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

Elisabeth Worthing


  • Cambridge Running Club
  • Central Mass Striders
  • Heartbreak Hill Striders
  • Parkway Running Club
  • Shamrock Running Club
  • Somerville Road Runners
  • Wampanoag Road Runners


For your planning purposes, here is a list of volunteer job descriptions for the B.A.A. 10K. We expect to open volunteer registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K May 2014.


Clothing Check
Captain: Roger Boyle 
Assist runners check and retrieve clothing before and after the race.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Food Tent
Captain: Ed Wiederhold
Assist with set up and distribution of fluids and food to runners before and after the race.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Captain: Brian Rettman
Assist with security of various entrances and exits around the Start/Finish area.
Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Shirt Distribution
Captain: Tom Donovan
Assist with distribution of T-shirts
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Wave Start Assistants / Medal Distribution*
Captain: Joe Robertson
 Assist with start line-up and distribution of finishers’ medals.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
*Staffed by Cambridge Running Club


Course Monitor
Captain: Hap Farber
Assist with directing the runners along the course at various locations. Volunteers will meet near the Start/Finish area and be transported to locations along the course.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Course Fluid Stations*
Set-up and distribute fluids along the course.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
*Staffed by the following local running clubs: Central Mass Striders, Heartbreak Hill Striders, Parkway Running Club, Shamrock Running Club, Somerville Road Runners, and Wampanoag Road Runners


Captain: Chris Troyanos
Provide medical assistance to runners. Volunteers will be needed in a variety of fields.
Sunday: 6:00 a.m.  -  Noon
* Be prepared to provide documentation on race day.

"Love, love, love, love volunteering for you guys! Awesome time as a Course Monitor at 1/2 point! Thank you so much for allowing me to participate! I wish everyone could have the same opportunity. As a runner is the best to be able to give back to the community but even if I was a non-runner that is the best way to be a part of it! Looking forward to next year!!!! Thank you for all you do!" Danny - Chelsea, MA 

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.