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
e-mail:mmiller@baa.org

Thank you 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.

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
  • Wampanoag Road Runners.
B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.