Event Information

B.A.A. Distance Medley

The B.A.A. Distance Medley is a three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K (Boston Marathon Weekend), the B.A.A. 10K (late June), and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund (Columbus Day Weekend). 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 B.A.A. 5K.

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.