Event Information

B.A.A. Distance Medley

Ā 

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 MarathonĀ®, beginning with the 2015 B.A.A. 5K, two days prior to the Boston Marathon.

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. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.