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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 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.