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Event Information: Sponsors

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 - celebrating it's 29th year of support - 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 2013 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.

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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.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.