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Annual held at the end of June

6:30 a.m. Event Grounds and Gear Check Open
8:00 a.m. Race Start
9:00 a.m. Youth Races (ages four through 14 years old)
9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony
10:00 a.m. Timing Concludes
10:30 a.m. Finish Area and Facilities Close


In order to ease course congestion, a multiple-pulsed start program will be implemented. Runners will be seeded according to their expected minutes per mile pace they entered during registration, as well as by bib numbers. Signs will be positioned in the start area on Charles Street to indicate your start position by expected pace and bib number.

8:00 a.m. Wheelchair Start
8:03 a.m. 8:00 and Under Minutes/Mile Pace Start
8:06 a.m. 8:00 - 9:00 Minutes/Mile Pace Start
8:09 a.m. 9:00 - 10:00 Minutes/Mile Pace Start
8:12 a.m. 10:00+ Minutes/Mile Pace Start

The timing and scoring system will begin recording your time once you cross the starting line. Your net time will be your official time. Prize money awards will be based on the time from the starter's signal.



The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston’s Back Bay, and is flat and fast. Notable neighborhoods and attractions include the legendary Bull and Finch Pub, after which the television series “Cheers” was developed, the campus of Boston University, and Kenmore Square. The race begins on Charles Street, winds down picturesque Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street near Boston University, before heading back on Commonwealth Avenue, around the Public Garden and finishing on Charles Street. 


RACE PHOTOS: MarathonFoto is the official photographer of the B.A.A. 10K. Photographers will be at the event to capture your accomplishment. For more information, visit


RACE SYNOPSIS: The B.A.A. invites runners to compete in the B.A.A. 10K, which complements the B.A.A. 5K (established in 2009 and held in the Spring) and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund (established in 2001 and held in the Fall). Participants will receive event t-shirts from adidas, finisher medals, and a pleasurable race day atmosphere at the Boston Common.


B.A.A. DISTANCE MEDLEY: The B.A.A. 10K is the second event in the B.A.A. Distance Medley. The first event is the B.A.A. 5K, which is held during Boston Marathon weekend. The third and final event is the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Participants who complete all three races will receive a special commemorative medal, and will be listed on a Distance Medley Relay Leaderboard.  To learn more about the B.A.A. Distance Medley - click here.


All of the above information is subject to change

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