Event Information

B.A.A. Distance Medley

 

The B.A.A. 5K will mark the beginning of the 2015 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K, the B.A.A. 10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

SERIES INFORMATION

The B.A.A. Distance Medley is a three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K on April 18, the B.A.A. 10K (race date to be determined), and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on October 12 (race date to be determined). Professional runners are eligible for bonus incentives for multiple top finishes in the same calendar year at the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, B.A.A. Half Marathon, and Boston Marathon®, beginning with the 2015 B.A.A. 5K, two days prior to the Boston Marathon.

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.