Event Information: Volunteer

Get Involved in the Excitement of Boston Marathon Weekend


Thank you to all who volunteered at the 2015 B.A.A. 5K! Your dedication and commitment is what made this event so special for our participants. We hope you take a moment to reflect on your experience and to enjoy well-deserved praise from the community. The B.A.A. 5K is the first athletic event of Boston Marathon weekend and we depend on our energetic volunteers to set the tone for following events, including the Boston Marathon.

We truly appreciate your hard work and we hope to have you with us for future events!

Registration to volunteer for the 2016 B.A.A. 5K will open in January.

B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.