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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 7

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

In 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.