Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
1135 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125

Kirsten Nelson

Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester 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 three Clubhouses of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester serve more than 4,000 children and offer more than 200 programs in education, athletics, aquatics, social recreation, art, music, nutrition and wellness, childcare, college and career preparation, and more. Each member has access to these programs for only $5 per year. Funds raised through the Marathon Program will allow us to continue to serve our community’s youth and provide a safe, fun and educational alternative to the streets. We invite you to Find Out What’s Inside by visiting our website.

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.