Contact Info:
Elisabeth Worthing
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-236-1652 x2630

Not quite ready to run a race, but still want to be involved? Volunteer!

B.A.A. volunteers take pride in their role within our races. Our full menu of events requires thousands of dedicated volunteers to help ensure runners and spectators get the support  they need throughout the day. We are deeply indebted to our volunteers for their commitment and support. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from every facet of the race. 

Gloria and Skylar Webster talk about what it is like volunteering for the Boston Marathon:

Here's the list of races at which volunteers are needed:

Volunteer at the Boston Marathon     Boston Marathon  -  Application available January 2015
Volunteer at the 5K     B.A.A. 5K and Invitational Mile  -  Application available January 2015
Volunteer at the 10K     B.A.A. 10K  -  Application available May 2015
Volunteer at the Half Marathon     B.A.A. Half Marathon  -  Now accepting applications!


Tell Us About Your Volunteer Experience

If you have a story or photo to share, please email it to Elisabeth worthing@baa.org. We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for the consideration of volunteering and we hope to see you next year!

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.