Participant Information

B.A.A. Distance Medley Registration Opens January 22

 

The B.A.A. 5K will mark the beginning of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, 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.

SERIES INFORMATION

The B.A.A. Distance Medley is a three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K on April 19, the B.A.A. 10K on June 22, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on October 12. 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 2014 B.A.A. 5K, two days prior to the Boston Marathon.

 

SCORING INFORMATION

New for 2014 , 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.

 For more information on the prize money structure for the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, click the button below:

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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.

For more information on age groups, click the button below:

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2014 DISTANCE MEDLEY SCHEDULE

For more information of each event, click the event name below:

EVENTDATEREGISTRATION OPENINGFEE
B.A.A. DISTANCE MEDLEY (all three events) See below REGISTRATION IS CLOSED $200 USD
B.A.A. 5K (first race) Sat, April 19 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED $50 USD
B.A.A. 10K (second race) Sun, June 22 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED $60 USD
B.A.A. HALF MARATHON (third race) Sun, October 12 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED $75 USD

For more information about the Distance Medley series, please contact our B.A.A. offices directly at 508-435-6905.

 

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS

Everyone who completes all three races, or signed up for the Series 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 4

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.