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The 14th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon

B.A.A. HALF MARATHON

The B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, highlights the beauty of Boston and Brookline’s Emerald Necklace park system while furthering the Boston Athletic Association’s mission of promoting health and fitness. The 13.1-mile, rolling course is an out and back, which begins and ends at White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park. The park, one of the oldest in America, is located in Boston’s Jamaica Plain and Dorchester neighborhoods. The half marathon is organized by the B.A.A., which is best known for its Boston Marathon, and the race is the final event during the calendar year for the B.A.A. Distance Medley: a three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K in April, the B.A.A. 10K in June, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend in October. The inaugural B.A.A. Half Marathon was in 2001, and the field size is limited. Since the race’s inception, the B.A.A. Half Marathon has grown in popularity and now reaches its maximum field size as soon as registration opens.

 

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Course Map

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Half Marathon Training

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Half Marathon Training Clinics

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Youth Races

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Prize Money & Awards

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Past Results & Commentary

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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.