Event Information: Volunteer

Get Involved in the Excitement of Boston Marathon Weekend

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the B.A.A. 5K and Invitational Mile Races.  These events provide a thrilling appetizer for Monday's Marathon, as thousands of runners of a shorter distance can cross the Boylston Street Finish Line in front of thousands of fans in the 5K, and the top mile runners from around the world and from area high schools compete (respectively) in the invitational mile.

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.