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Event Information: Sponsors

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-778-1632
e-mail:tk@baa.org

Thanks to our Sponsors

Since 1986, the Boston Athletic Association has used sponsorships to help keep the Boston Marathon the most revered and respected race in the world. Thanks to principal sponsor John Hancock Financial - which will be celebrating its 30th year in 2015 - the Boston Marathon provides an $806,000 prize purse for which athletes compete every year. John Hancock also provides financial resources to oversee the John Hancock Elite Athlete Team, which brings many of the top runners from around the world to Hopkinton each Patriots’ Day. The company hosts the athletes for race week at the “John Hancock Elite Athlete Village” set up at the John Hancock Conference Center.

For more information, visit the John Hancock  website.

OTHER B.A.A. SPONSORED EVENTS

The 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon is sponsored by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Since 1948, the Jimmy Fund has served as the principal fundraising arm of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising millions of dollars to advance its lifesaving mission. Each year the Dana-Farber team of runners takes to the streets in the Half Marathon to help further their fundraising mission.

To learn more, visit the website of Run for Dana-Farber website.

For more information on all of the B.A.A. sponsors, click the button below:

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To learn more about becoming a sponsor of one of the B.A.A.'s races or programs, click the button below:

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B.A.A. Moment 2

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The starting field of 38,708 for the centennial race stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions. The historic 100th Boston Marathon was monumental for another reason. It was the first time that a chip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon.