Celebrate the spirit of the Boston Marathon over Patriots' Day weekend, April 16–19! The weekend kicks off with America's fastest 5K—now virtual. The celebration continues through the traditional date of the Boston Marathon with the inaugural Patriots' Day Mile, which encourages everyone to get active while also raising funds for Greater Boston nonprofits.
Start a new tradition on Monday, April 19—Patriots' Day
The 2021 Patriots’ Day Mile starts a new April marathon weekend tradition for runners of all levels and abilities to come together to run a mile or more. Whether new to the sport or an experienced runner, the Patriots’ Day Mile is for everyone to enjoy the benefits of being active on America’s most historic running date!
Entrants of the Patriots’ Day Mile will receive a limited-edition hat featuring a red, white, and blue B.A.A. unicorn from adidas, limited to the first 10,000 entrants. The entry fee is $35 USD for U.S. residents and $55 USD for international residents. Entrants may register multiple participants, including additional members of households, friends, or training partners at the point of registration.
As part of the B.A.A.’s #RunTo125 initiative—recognizing the milestone 125th running of the Boston Marathon in October—a portion of all entry fees will be donated towards the B.A.A.’s goal of raising $125,000 to support nonprofits in the Greater Boston area whose missions focus on health and wellness.
Registration is now open in the B.A.A.’s online platform Athletes’ Village.
Kick off Patriots' Day Weekend with the Virtual B.A.A. 5K!
Registration for the B.A.A. 5K is also open through the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes’ Village.
Three tiers of 2021 B.A.A. 5K registration will be offered to all participants:
- Start Line Package ($45, unlimited) includes virtual B.A.A. 5K entry and a unicorn finisher’s medal.
- Finish Line Package ($60, while supplies last) includes virtual entry to the B.A.A. 5K, a unicorn finisher’s medal, and adidas official participant shirt.
- Unicorn Package ($65, while supplies last) includes virtual entry to the B.A.A. 5K, a unicorn finisher’s medal, adidas official participant shirt, and access to exclusive B.A.A. training programs created by B.A.A. High Performance coach and two-time Olympian Mark Carroll. The premium training programs will be available through a private group within the Athletes’ Village online platform and will include training videos, tips, Q&A sessions, and more. The training programs are tailored to athletes of all levels, whether aiming to run their first or fastest 5K.
To account for shipping, handling, and fees, international athletes will be charged an additional $20. There is no B.A.A. Distance Medley registration option for this year’s virtual race.
All entrants will also receive a virtual B.A.A. 5K toolkit featuring signature race elements including a personalized digital bib; downloadable start and finish lines; printable breaktape; mile markers; cheer cards; and digital finisher’s certificate.