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Event Information: Road Closures

A detailed list of the roads that will be closed on Sunday, October 11, 2015

The 15th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon begins at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 11.

  • Roads along the course and adjacent and abutting roads will be closed from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Roads will re-opened through the course of the morning by the Massachusetts State Police.
  • If you live north of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Riverway, or the segments of Pond Avenue, Perkins Street, and Francis Parkman Drive that overlook the Emerald Necklace Park System, or if you plan on using these roads, there will be closures in place until 10:00 a.m. on October 11.
  • If you live south of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Arborway, or if you're planning to use these roads on Sunday, October 11, there will be closures in place until 10:00 a.m.
  • If you live within the vacinity of Forest Hills MBTA station, New Washington Street, or Forest Hills Drive, please be advised that street closings along the race course and on the adjacent and abutting streeets are in effect from 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. (see map below - click image for large view)

All information above is subject to change

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.