B.A.A. Running Week

June 1st through 5th

Celebrate Running in the City of Boston and beyond with the Boston Athletic Association for B.A.A. Running Week, June 1st through 5th, 2024. The five-day schedule features activities for people of all ages, and culminates with Global Running Day on Wednesday, June 5.

“The journey towards fitness and a healthy lifestyle can truly begin anywhere, and we will be encouraging that simply with informal fun runs and meet-ups from June 1 through June 5,” said Jack Fleming, B.A.A. President and CEO. “Our vision for B.A.A. Running Week is for new runners and ‘already’ runners – in other words ALL who are interested  -- to see the health benefits from the activity, recreation and sport of running.”

Whether participating in one or all of the B.A.A. Running Week activities, the B.A.A. invites the community to get active. The free events listed below will feature giveaways, photo-ops with the Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy, opportunities to meet fellow runners and participate in casual fun runs.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 1
B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series presented by Boston’s Children's Hospital at Hunt Almont Park in Mattapan

The B.A.A. welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to the B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series presented by Boston Children’s Hospital. Held throughout Boston, the Neighborhood Fitness Series features free walk/runs of varying distances, family-friendly activities, and a celebration of getting active. Join in the fun and begin your fitness journey while earning a unicorn medal. Registration for free races at Hunt Almont Park begins at 11:00 a.m., with run/walks starting at 12:00 p.m. 

Sunday, June 2

Is that Spike I See? Wear your unicorn gear, head out for a run along the Boston 10K course, tag the @TeamBAA and hashtag #RunBAA! We’ll be surprising a few spirited runners who share their runs on social media with free entry into the SOLD OUT Boston 10K presented by Brighman and Women’s Hospital. 

Monday, June 3
Charles River Run with Team B.A.A.

Join the B.A.A. for an evening run along the Charles River! At 6:00 p.m., staff and runners from the B.A.A. will meet at the Arthur Fiedler Statue on the Esplanade to begin a casual run along the Charles River. Giveaways and photo ops with the Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy will be available, all in celebration of Global Running Day coming up on Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 4
Samuel Adams Fun Run

The B.A.A. and Samuel Adams will host a fun, free community run in Jamaica Plain at 6:00 p.m. Log some miles, take pictures with the Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy, be entered to win fun giveaways, and raise a glass in celebration of Global Running Day. The B.A.A. will also be giving away entries into the Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital to a few lucky runners in attendance. Remember to bring a Government issued ID to enjoy beverages on site (must be 21+ to enjoy). RSVP in advance.

Wednesday, June 5
Global Running Day

The Boston Athletic Association will be announcing some exciting news on Global Running Day! Be on the lookout for a sneak peek on Tuesday, June 4, with a grand unveiling on the morning of Global Running Day, June 5.

In celebration of Global Running Day, runners are encouraged to run or walk to the Boston Marathon Finish Line and break the tape along Boylston Street! From 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. outside the Bank of America branch on Boylston Street, the B.A.A. will be handing out exclusive giveaways and celebrating some extra special Global Running Day news. The Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy will be available for photo-ops.

Regardless of where you are, celebrate Global Running Day with the B.A.A.! Wear your Boston Marathon or B.A.A. gear with pride and post online using the hashtag #RunBAA.