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Event Information: Community Partnership

When it comes to important partners with the B.A.A., the City of Boston is atop the list

Boston Parks and Recreation Department The City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department works in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Town of Brookline and in conjunction with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy to provide upkeep and maintenance and to protect and promote the beautiful Emerald Necklace park system.

With the vital work of these important agencies, not only is the B.A.A. Half Marathon held here, but thousands of pleasure-seekers who enjoy the urban parks througout the year are the true beneficiaries.

To learn more about the beautiful parks that fill the city of Boston, visit the online home for the Parks and Recreation Department which so diligently cares for them.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.