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Event Information: Job Descriptions

Here's what you can do on race day


For your planning purposes, here is a list of volunteer job descriptions for the B.A.A. 10K:


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: 7:00 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: 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Wave Start Assistants / Medal Distribution*
Captain: Andy Deschenes
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: 6:15 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.


The above information is subject to change at any time.

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.