Event Information: Age Group Information

Age Group Information for Distance Medley

Your age group category in the 2015 Distance Medley series will be determined by the age in which you will be on race day at the 2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon (Sunday, October 11). This will be the case for anyone registering either during the exclusive Distance Medley three-race series period in January, OR if any participant registers for all three races individually. In other words, once you complete the Half Marathon, after having competed in the 5K and 10K individually, your age group will automatically be registered within the series, and therefore be based on your age on that day. For example, if you are 34 years old prior or just after the B.A.A. 5K in April, but will be turning 35 either before or after the B.A.A. 10K and prior to the B.A.A. Half Marathon, then you will be competing in the 35-39 during the Distance Medley series.
  • Ranking will be determined by the total time of the 3 race results for an individual.
  • Net times will be used.
  • Awards will be given to the first, second and third place finishers in the following age-groups for both men and women: 14-19*, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+
  • Awards will be distributed following the series and after results have been verified.

*Note - The minimum age for the Distance Medley series is 14 years old.

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.