Celebrate B.A.A. Running Week Throughout Boston

Join us for Group Runs, Photo Ops & Fun in the leadup to Global Running Day!

BOSTON —The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has planned five consecutive days of running-related activities from June 1 through June 5 all with the objective to encourage everyone on their own fitness journey.

The B.A.A. has extended the idea of Global Running Day (Wednesday, June 5) to a week for the first time beginning this year, furthering opportunities to run for fun during each of five consecutive days to begin the month of June.

“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.”

Team B.A.A. will be present and running in an inviting, fun and relaxed way – with relaxed and easy paces -- at several events each day over the course of the week in Boston. Running week will feature photo opportunities with the Boston Marathon Champions’ Trophy, free give-aways, and the opportunity for casual meet-ups with fellow runners.

A detailed schedule of events can be found below while daily updates and key information will be shared across the B.A.A.’s social media channels (Instagram, X/Twitter, Facebook, and Tik Tok).


8:45 a.m. – Trophy Tour Visits The Dimock Center in Roxbury

Join the B.A.A. at the Road to Wellness 5K training run at The Dimock Center in Roxbury. Meeting at 8:45 a.m., the group will go for a run in preparation for the September 7 Road to Wellness 5K, which is free to enter and runs through Roxbury. Photo opportunities with the Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy and giveaways will be available post-run.

11:00 a.m. – 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.

More information can be found at https://bstnmar.org/BAAFITNESSSERIES


Show Your Unicorn Spirit on the Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital Course

Is that Spike I See? Wear your unicorn gear, head out for a run along the Boston 10K course, tag @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.


6:00 p.m. – 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.


6:00 p.m. – 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 here.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 | Global Running Day

12:00 p.m. -- 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. -- 6:00 p.m., Boston Marathon Finish Line

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.

Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The next B.A.A. road race on the calendar is the Boston 10K presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Sunday, June 23. Media interested in covering the 2024 Boston 10K may apply for credentials here.


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The 129th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21, 2025. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.