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Marathon Weekend: Saturday Events

Marathon Weekend: Saturday, April 19, 2014
19Apr2014
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Boston Common, Boston, MA

The 6th annual B.A.A. 5K will be relocated from Copley Square Park to Boston Common, and moved from the traditional Sunday before the Boston Marathon, to the Saturday before the 2014 Boston Marathon.

19Apr2014
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: John B. Hynes Convention Center

John B. Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
(617) 954-2000

Saturday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

19Apr2014
Time: 11:45 AM
Location: Copley Square, Boston, MA

The 6th annual B.A.A. Invitational Mile features some of the top professional and scholastic milers. The high-school athletes represent the eight host cities and towns of the Boston Marathon.

19Apr2014
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Copley Square, Boston, MA

More than 20 middle schools from around Greater Boston will convene for the 18th consecutive year for the B.A.A. Relay Challenge.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.