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Participant Information: Team Competition

Guidelines and Rules for Team Competition in the B.A.A. Half Marathon

  • Each team member must have submitted an official individual B.A.A. Half Marathon application and must have been accepted for participation.
  • Entrants indicate which team they are competing for by selecting one from the supplied list. If the team is not listed, there is a space to type in a team name.
  • In order to field a team, the organization must have current membership to USA Track & Field, or the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Individual membership in these organizations is not required.
  • Members must live in the same geographic region in which the club is registered.
  • Entrant must be a bona-fide member of a team to be eligible.
  • In order to have a scoring team, a team must have the following number of official finishers for the following age-divisions: Open Men (age 14 and over) and Masters Men (age 40 and over) – 5 finishers; Veteran Men (age 50 and over) and Senior Men (age 60 and over) – 3 finishers. All women’s age-divisions need 3 official finishers for the above referenced age-divisions.
  • The lowest aggregate time will determine the finish order for each age-division.
  • Net time will be used for scoring purposes.
  • Ties between two or more teams are resolved by determining which team's final scoring member finished nearest to first place.
  • Official results will be announced upon verification.
  • Champion teams and scoring team members will receive awards.
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.