Event Information: Age Group Information

Age Group Information for Distance Medley

Your age group category in the Distance Medley series will be determined by the age in which you will be on race day at the B.A.A. Half Marathon (Columbus Day Weekend). This will be the case for anyone registering either during the exclusive Distance Medley three-race series period (typically in January or February), OR if any participant registers for all three races individually. In other words, once you complete the B.A.A. Half Marathon, after having competed in the B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. 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, 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 three 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 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.