Volunteer

Contact Info:
Mary Miller
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652 x2630
e-mail:mmiller@baa.org

Welcome to the B.A.A. Volunteer Corps!

B.A.A. volunteers take pride in their role within our races and we are deeply indebted to them for their commitment and support. We hold our volunteers to the highest standards and they always exceed our expectations. The athletes and community members know that when they see a B.A.A. volunteer, they are encountering individuals of the highest quality. Our volunteers are people for whom excellence is normal, and whose actions exceed excellence whenever and wherever it is needed.

Our full menu of events requires thousands of dedicated volunteers to help ensure runners and spectators get the support  they need throughout the day. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from every facet of the race. If you would like to join our B.A.A. volunteer corps, please complete an application for the event you wish to participate in.

Below is the list of races at which volunteers are needed (click on the image for more information):

BOSTON MARATHON   B.A.A. 5K
 
B.A.A. 10K   B.A.A. HALF MARATHON

 

Elisabeth Worthing
Volunteer Program Manager

Mary Miller
Volunteer Program Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.