Event Information: Sponsors & Contributors

Official Sponsors & Contributors of the B.A.A. 5K

2015 marks the 30th year of John Hancock's landmark sponsorship of the legendary Boston Marathon. John Hancock’s continued support of the Boston Athletic Association, which has directed the race since 1897, ensures the stability of the world's oldest annual marathon.

For more information about John Hancock and the Boston Marathon visit:
www.johnhancock.com/bostonmarathon/index.html
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adidas is excited to begin its 27th year as the Official and Exclusive Footwear and Apparel Supplier of the Boston Marathon. adidas continues its commitment to the marathon by playing a key role not only in the race, but in all Boston Athletic Association programs.

The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), provides sports performance innovations designed to meet the needs of athletes at all competitive levels and across a broad range of sports. Gatorade Thirst Quencher® is backed by more than 40 years of research and is scientifically formulated and athletically proven to quench thirst, replace fluids and electrolytes, and provide carbohydrate energy to enhance athletic performance.
Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is proud to be the Official Bottled Water of the B.A.A. 5K. Having supported various running events from 5Ks to marathons for the past 30 years, Poland Spring knows the importance of keeping runners hydrated. True natural goodness begins at the source, because when you start better, you finish better.
PowerBar, creator and leader of the energy bar category, is proud to be the Official Energy Bar and Energy Gel Sponsor of the B.A.A. 5K. The perfect tools for a runner, both the Performance bar and PowerBar Gel feature a state-of-the-art-science carbohydrate blend.
With five locations throughout New England including downtown Boston, Long’s carries the region’s finest collection of jewelry and watches from world-renowned manufacturers that include Rolex, David Yurman, Mikimoto, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil, and more.
100 Clarendon Street Garage is proud to be the Official Parking Garage of the B.A.A. 5K. Positioned above the Massachusetts Turnpike and next door to Back Bay Rail Station, this full service parking facility offers flexible parking services with unmatched customer service. Visit www.100clarendon.com for more information on all our parking services.

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USA Pears Post-race refreshments
Dole Post-race refreshments

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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.