Presented By:Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteAdidas

Event Information: Volunteer

Contact Info:
Mary Miller
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652 x2630

To 2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon volunteers:

On behalf of the Boston Athletic Association, we sincerely thank you for your outstanding support of the 15th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Sunday's spirited community event was once again a success thanks to the hard work and commitment that you, our all-star volunteers, put forth! From the moment participants were greeted at the shuttles headed to Franklin Park, to when they passed each Fluid Station, and all the way through the Finish Line, they were supported by the helpful hands of B.A.A. volunteers.

The B.A.A. strives to engage with the running community, and offers year-round opportunities to further our mission of promoting healthy, active lifestyles through running. The support of our loyal volunteers makes these goals a reality, just as we saw this past Sunday. B.A.A. volunteers help us create world-class events, and are part of the essence of the B.A.A.

We sincerely thank you for your unwavering support, a vital component to the participant's race experience. Your energy fosters a positive impact on the neighborhoods through which we run, and your passion is a signature part of our events. We look forward to having you join us for many more years to come!

Our next volunteer opportunity will be at the 2016 Boston Marathon and 2016 B.A.A. 5K. Please check back right after the New Year for more information on the Boston Marathon volunteer page.


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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.