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Participant Information: Athletes with Disabilities

Wheelchair Participants in the B.A.A. Half Marathon

The Boston Athletic Association has a proud tradition of extending the challenge of road racing to people with disabilities. In keeping with this tradition, we welcome the participation of disabled athletes in the B.A.A. Half Marathon. A push rim wheelchair competition will begin immediately prior to the runners’ start. Visually and other mobility impaired athletes will be included in the runners’ field. Slower participants will be directed off the roadways and onto walkways by local police as the course reopens to vehicular traffic.

B.A.A. Moment 4

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.