Participant Information

B.A.A. Distance Medley

B.A.A. DISTANCE MEDLEY REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley opens on Tuesday, January 19 at 10:00 a.m. ET. At that time, participants will be able to register for all three races in the series at once.

The B.A.A. Distance Medley is 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. 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, two days prior to the Boston Marathon. All participants must be 14 years of age or older on race day of the 2016 B.A.A. Half Marathon in order to register for the 2016 B.A.A. Distance Medley.

 

SCORING INFORMATION

Bonuses for event record times established at B.A.A. Distance Medley events will be $5,000 for the B.A.A. 5K, $7,500 for the B.A.A. 10K, and $10,000 for the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Boston Marathon event record bonuses will continue to be provided through John Hancock’s sponsorship of the Boston Marathon. In addition, a runner who wins three of those four events in 2014 will be awarded $50,000. Only the single highest bonus will be awarded to a runner.

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Scoring for the B.A.A. Distance Medley Leaderboard will be based on total, elapsed time. For example, someone who runs 14:00 minutes at the 5K, 29:00 at the 10K and 1:04:30 for the Half Marathon would end the series with a time of 1:47:30.

 

AGE GROUP INFORMATION

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PARTICIPANT BENEFITS

Everyone who completes all three races, or register during the exclusive period in January will receive the following:

  • Each athlete will be awarded a special commemorative medal for the series in addition to receiving a finisher’s medal for each race.
  • Each athlete will be listed in our exclusive Medley Leaderboard; showing the top male and female competitors throughout the series.
  • Each athlete will receive a unique bib number to be used throughout the series, indicating they are B.A.A. Distance Medley participants.
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.