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Boston Marathon Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Boston Marathon Volunteer Program! Volunteer Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon and B.A.A. 5K is now open! Before registering, please take a moment to review the available volunteer jobs and descriptions in menu to the left of this screen.



In the months leading up to the 2016 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. is recognizing truly outstanding volunteer groups that are part of what make B.A.A. races, including the Boston Marathon, such community-driven events. We invite you to take a few moments to learn more about these recognized groups and they great work they do! Thank you to all volunteer groups!

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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.