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 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.