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Event Information: Volunteer

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Gloria and Skylar Webster talk about what it is like volunteering for the Boston Marathon:

2015 BOSTON MARATHON VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

If you have volunteered at the Boston Marathon before you know that being a volunteer is the best way to see the action close up, celebrate community, and that you get far more out of the experience than you put into it.

While we understand you will most likely never forget your time volunteering, we present each volunteer with:

  • A Boston Marathon commemorative pin.
  • The Boston Marathon adidas volunteer jacket. The volunteer jacket is a uniform with a strict operational purpose and cannot be purchased, however, adidas generously allows each volunteer to keep this beloved piece to be taken home and celebrated for years to come.
  • Each volunteer over the age of 21 receives complimentary entry to the Post-Race Party, offering another way to share and celebrate your volunteer accomplishments with other members of the Boston Marathon community.
  • Volunteers are also welcome and encouraged to attend the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston during race weekend.

Please click here for more information on registering for the upcoming Boston Marathon.

B.A.A. Moment 4

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.