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Event Information: Road Closures

A detailed list of the roads that will be closed on October 12, 2014

The 14th Annual B.A.A. Half Marathon begins at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 12.

  • Roads along the Emerald Necklace Park System will begin to close as early as 7:30 - 8:00 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 11:00 a.m. on October 12.
  • If you live south of Jamaica Pond on the Jamicaway or the Arborway, or if you're planning to use these roads, and the Monsignor William Casey Overpass to navigate on Sunday, October 12, there will be closures in place until 11:30 a.m.

See the ad we recently placed in the Boston Courant regarding street closings around the event (click on image to see large version):

All information above is subject to change

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.