Presented By:Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteJimmy FundAdidas

Event Information: Sponsors and Contributors

Official Sponsors & Contributors of the B.A.A. Half Marathon

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) provides expert, compassionate care to children and adults and is home to groundbreaking cancer discoveries. The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) team directs 100 percent of funds raised to the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at DFCI, which enables leading researchers to achieve increased cure rates and to enhance patients’ quality of life.

adidas is excited to begin its 26th year as the Official and Exclusive Footwear and Apparel Supplier of the Boston Marathon. In 2014, adidas continues its commitment to the marathon by playing a key role not only in the race, but in all Boston Athletic Association programs.

The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), provides sports performance innovations designed to meet the needs of athletes at all competitive levels and across a broad range of sports. Gatorade Thirst Quencher® is backed by more than 40 years of research and is scientifically formulated and athletically proven to quench thirst, replace fluids and electrolytes, and provide carbohydrate energy to enhance athletic performance.
Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is proud to be the Official Bottled Water of the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon. Having supported various running events from 5Ks to marathons for the past 30 years, Poland Spring knows the importance of keeping runners hydrated. True natural goodness begins at the source, because when you start better, you finish better.
PowerBar, creator and leader of the energy bar category, is proud to be the Official Energy Bar and Energy Gel Sponsor of the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon. The perfect tools for a runner, both the Performance bar and PowerBar Gel feature a state-of-the-art-science carbohydrate blend.
AT&T is proud to bring the AT&T Athlete Alert to the 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon! With alerts generated at Mile 5, Mile 10, and the Finish Line, fans from around the country will be able to track racers as they make their way along Boston's Emerald Necklace Park System. In the weeks ahead of the race, the B.A.A. will release the short code to sign up. AT&T
B.Good is proud to be an official sponsor of the B.A.A. 10K and Half Marathon! After you finish the race, look for our all-natural sliders and homemade veggie burger sliders in the post-race food area. You can't complete the 10K or the Half Marathon without dedication and persistence to a training program. It's with a similar level of dedication and persistence that we provide all-natural, local, and high-quality food at all of our restaurants. See you after the race!
100 Clarendon Street Garage is Back Bay and South End’s most affordable and conveniently located parking facility. Positioned above the Massachusetts Turnpike and next door to Back Bay Rail Station, this full service parking facility offers flexible parking services with unmatched customer service.

Long's Jewelers Official Award Provider Official Photographer
USA Pears Finish Line Food Provider

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B.A.A. Moment 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).