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Participant Information: Run For Dana-Farber

Guaranteed entry into the 2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon is possible with the Dana-Farber fundraising team

For the 2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon, the B.A.A. filled the first 2,000 slots in the race on a first-come, first-served basis on July 15. Registrations reached this initial limit within minutes on our opening day. The remaining 3,000 slots were assigned through random selection from among the applications received before 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, July 16, when registration closed. There are also more than 2,600 individuals who pre-registered in January and who are part of our B.A.A. Distance Medley, the three race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K in April, the B.A.A. 10K in June, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon in October.

A number of spots have also been reserved for our presenting sponsor, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

Still interested in running the B.A.A. Half Marathon? Consider an enhanced training and race-day experience by registering for the Dana-Farber fundraising team. As the presenting sponsor of the B.A.A. Half Marathon, Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund has a team of runners that will advance cancer research and improve patient care through their fundraising efforts.

Interested runners who've missed the chance to register or did not gain entry through the B.A.A.'s random selection can still register to join the Dana-Farber team by clicking the button below:

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.