Participant Information

Saturday, April 16, 8:00 a.m. ET

EVENT SCHEDULE
6:30 - 7:50 a.m. Boston Common Open / Pre-Race Preparations
8:00 a.m. Race Start
9:15 a.m. Course Closes
 
Wednesday, January 27, 10:00 a.m. ET CLOSED

Registration for the 2016 B.A.A. 5K is now closed.

  • The B.A.A. does not permit transfer of bibs or entries.
  • Registration begins on Wednesday, April 6 for the 2016 B.A.A. 10K, to be held on Sunday, June 26.
  • Registration begins on Wednesday, July 13 for the 2016 B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, to be held on Sunday, October 9.
  • The B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon are part of the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley.

 

All of the above information is subject to change at any time.

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.