Presented By:Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteJimmy FundAdidas

Event Information: Volunteer

Contact Info:
Mary Miller
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652 x2630
e-mail:mmiller@baa.org

Thank you to our Half Marathon Volunteers!

Dear Volunteer,

We are proud to say that the members of our volunteer community stepped forward and once again contributed to the B.A.A.'s mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events. We hope that you realize the significance of your role as a volunteer at our 14th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, and as an active member of our great volunteer community.

Producing events that provide an opportunity for community members to come together to celebrate active lifestyles and competitive sports is an important part of our mission. This year alone, more than 60,000 runners trained for and participated in a B.A.A. event, and we hope Sunday's Half Marathon will inspire even more to begin running.

The B.A.A. now has a full set of athletic events ranging from the Mile to the Marathon, and volunteers are vital to all of our races and programs. Our volunteers truly give us the capacity to produce these events and are the means to our achievements.

Please accept our sincere thanks for helping to make the whole complement of races, especially the 14th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, a great success!

Sincerely,

Elisabeth Worthing
Volunteer Program Manager
Boston Athletic Association


 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DEDICATED RUNNING CLUBS, WHO VOLUNTEER WITH US EVERY YEAR

Cambridge Running Club, Central Mass Striders, Heartbreak Hill Striders, Mystic Runners, Parkway Running Club, Run for the Memory--Alzheimer's Association, Shamrock Running Club, Somerville Road Runners, and Wampanoag Road Runners.

 

A list of B.A.A. Half Marathon volunteer job descriptions can be found by clicking the button below:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO CONSIDER BEFORE APPLYING AS A VOLUNTEER FOR THE HALF MARATHON

No parking is available at Franklin Park and the B.A.A. will provide parking at three Boston locations with shuttles to Franklin Park. Volunteer check in is held primarily in the Franklin Park area around 6:00 a.m. This event is held on a three-day holiday weekend.  

 

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.