Best Buddies Massachusetts

Best Buddies Massachusetts
45 Bromfield Street, 7th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

Craig S. Welton
617.778.0522   

www.bestbuddiesma.org

Best Buddies Massachusetts is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Qualified runners that have been accepted in the 2014 Boston Marathon are invited to contact us for more information about joining our team.
The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

To accomplish this mission, Best Buddies Massachusetts works directly with more than 105 school-based chapters throughout the Commonwealth, and 60 employers throughout Greater Boston.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.