About the B.A.A.


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running.

About the B.A.A.


Committed to a world where all people can access and benefit from running and an active lifestyle.

Land Acknowledgement

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.