Committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle.
We run on the homelands of the Nipmuc and Massachusett. Long before the Boston Athletic Association was created and still to this day, Indigenous and Native American people have run on these lands—their homeland. We acknowledge the trauma experienced over centuries by the Indigenous people who live on these lands and continue to face injustice. We honor with gratitude those peoples who have stewarded this land throughout the generations and their ongoing contributions to the region. We look forward to our continued collaboration in the years ahead. We thank all Indigenous and Native Americans who have shared and continue to share their stories.
Among the nation's oldest athletic clubs, the Boston Athletic Association was established on March 15, 1887.
As the Boston Marathon has grown over the years, so has the breadth of the Boston Athletic Association’s events.
The B.A.A. has organized the Boston Marathon since the event’s inception in 1897.
Today’s B.A.A. Running Club is comprised of a dedicated corps of athletes with diverse running backgrounds and competitive goals.