Sunday, June 26, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. | Starting & Finishing at Boston Common
U.S. National Record Holder Keira D’Amato Added to B.A.A. 10K Professional Field
BOSTON – For the first time in three years, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) looks forward to welcoming thousands of runners back to the 2022 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital this Sunday, June 26! More than 6,000 participants are expected to run through Boston’s Back Bay alongside Boston Marathon champions, Olympians, and national record holders. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. EST.
Included below is information on this year’s event. Media members interested in covering the B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, may apply for credentials here. Credential pick-up will occur at the Media tent on Boston Common on Sunday, June 26 from 6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
ABOUT THE RACE: The B.A.A. 10K starts and finishes on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common and Boston Public Garden, and is widely regarded as one of the fastest 10K races in the world. Registration remains open at www.baa.org, while athletes interested in supporting Brigham and Women's Hospital, the B.A.A. 10K’s presenting sponsor and exclusive fundraising partner, are encouraged to visit www.runbwh.org/10k.
Nearly 6,000 entrants are registered for the B.A.A. 10K, including citizens of 81 countries and residents of 45 states. Registration remains open at www.baa.org and will continue on-site for anyone interested in registering on race morning.
WORLD CLASS PROFESSIONAL FIELD: A star-studded field will line up for the 2022 B.A.A. 10K, featuring Boston Marathon champions and Olympians. Evans Chebet, the 2022 Boston Marathon men’s open division champion, will return to Boston, while recently crowned American half marathon record holder Emily Sisson will lead the women’s field on the roads of Back Bay. Four-time B.A.A. 5K champion and American 5K record holder Ben True will also make his B.A.A. 10K debut.
Recent additions to the professional field include American marathon and 10-mile national record holder Keira D’Amato, Canadian 10K champion and two-time Falmouth Road Race winner Ben Flanagan, 2021 USA Marathon champion Sara Vaughn, and Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui, who owns a 29:46 lifetime best.
The B.A.A. 10K women’s race brings together Boston Marathon champions Des Linden (2018) and Edna Kiplagat (2017), American record holders Sisson and D’Amato, 2017 B.A.A. 10K winner Joan Chelimo Melly, 2022 Boston Marathon top American Nell Rojas, 2016 USA Olympian Marielle Hall, USA 15K runner-up Emily Durgin, and B.A.A. High Performance team member Erika Kemp.
Challenging Chebet from Kenya are David Bett, the reigning 2019 B.A.A. 10K winner; Kennedy Kimutai, the fastest man in the field with a 27:09 lifetime best; Bravin Kiptoo, the 2019 African junior 10,000m champion; and Nicholas Kosimbei, winner of this year’s Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington, D.C. Jake Robertson, an Olympian from New Zealand, will also race, as well as recent Iowa State graduate and NCAA champion Wesley Kiptoo. American contenders beyond True include Olympians Leonard Korir and Shadrack Kipchirchir, Princeton, Mass.-native Colin Bennie, and a quartet of B.A.A. High Performance Team members in Jerrell Mock, Matt McDonald, Jonas Hampton, and Paul Hogan.
In the wheelchair division, Jenna Fesemyer, the 2022 B.A.A. 5K women’s winner, Susannah Scaroni, the 2022 Boston Marathon runner-up, and 2020 Paralympian Yen Hoang are entered. Scaroni earned a gold medal on the track at the 2021 Paralympic Games in the 5000m, and is the fastest women’s wheelchair marathoner in U.S. history. James Senbeta and Hermin Garic are the top men’s wheelchair entrants.
PARA ATHLETICS DIVISION: For the first time in race history, Para Athletics Divisions will be offered for athletes with upper-limb, lower-limb, and visual impairments. Among the entrants confirmed include Marko Cheseto Lemtukei and Liz Willis, each of whom won Para Division titles at April’s 126th Boston Marathon. Local Para athlete Adrianne Haslet is also entered.
B.A.A. 10K FEST & FIELD DAY: In addition to racing, top professional athletes will participate in the first-ever B.A.A. 10K Fest & Field Day on Saturday, June 25, one day prior to the race. From 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Boston Common, 10K Fest & Field Day will feature youth fitness activities, games, appearances by professional athletes, running clinics, and more. Participants will also be able to pick-up their participant shirts and bib numbers at 10K Fest. Additional details are available here.
10K Fest Panels will be moderated by Ali Feller, host of the Ali On The Run podcast, and will include professionals such as Des Linden, Emily Sisson, Evans Chebet, Leonard Korir, and more. Following each panel the professional athletes will be available for autographs and photos.
COURSE: The B.A.A. 10K is one of the fastest 10Ks in the world, and is home to the American women’s 10K record of 30:52 set by Shalane Flanagan in 2016. Starting and finishing on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common, the race route runs down Commonwealth Avenue and by Boston University before turning around just prior to the halfway point at Babcock Street. Returning on Commonwealth Avenue, past Kenmore Square, and around Boston Common, runners will reach the finish line on Charles Street. A detailed course map can be found here.
B.A.A. RACING APP: Participants and spectators are encouraged to download the free B.A.A. Racing App prior to race day. The racing app is home to live runner tracking, leaderboards, selfie booths, and more! The B.A.A. Racing App is available via iOS and Android.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration for the 2022 B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is currently open through the B.A.A.’s online platform Athletes’ Village. All participants who enter will receive an adidas participant shirt, unique bib number, and finisher medal. Additional participant information can be found on baa.org. The race will start at 8:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 26 on Charles Street adjacent to Boston Common and Boston Public Garden.
TEAM BRIGHAM: Brigham and Women's Hospital, the B.A.A. 10K’s presenting sponsor and exclusive fundraising partner, will again field a team of fundraising runners. Since 2016, more than 2,100 runners and 180 teams have raised $1.2 million to fuel life-giving breakthroughs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Learn more and register at www.runbwh.org/10k.
ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
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.’s Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. 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., or the B.A.A. club, racing team, and High Performance Team, please visit www.baa.org.