2021 B.A.A. 5K REGISTRATION

Registration for the B.A.A. 5K is now open through the B.A.A.’s online platform, Athletes’ Village, which is the central location for B.A.A. race and volunteer history, official race results, race updates, and race registration. Runners can create a free account prior to registering.

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

(Q) How do I enter the virtual 2021 B.A.A. 5K?

(A) Registration for the B.A.A. 5K opens on Monday, February 1 through the B.A.A.’s newly launched online platform, Athletes’ Village. Athletes’ Village is the central location for B.A.A. race and volunteer history, official race results, race updates, and race registration. Runners can create a free account prior to registration opening.

(Q) When is the virtual 2021 B.A.A. 5K race?

(A) The virtual B.A.A. 5K will be held on April 16-April 18. All entrants must complete and submit their finish time for 3.1 miles during this window. Information on how to submit your time will be provided in the coming months. 

(Q) How will I submit my finish time?

(A) Finisher times will be self-reported through Athletes’ Village. Specific instructions and procedures on how to submit your time will be communicated in the coming months. You do not need a smart watch or GPS watch to submit your time. Times from treadmill runs are accepted for the virtual B.A.A. 5K. 

(Q) Where can I run the virtual B.A.A. 5K? 

(A) Anywhere! You can run the virtual B.A.A. 5K anywhere you’d like between April 16-April 18. Finish times must be submitted during the race window, April 16-April 18. 

(Q) What will I receive if I enter the virtual 2021 B.A.A. 5K? 

(A) Three tiers of virtual 2021 B.A.A. 5K registration will be offered to all participants:

− The Start Line Package ($45, unlimited) includes virtual B.A.A. 5K entry and a unicorn finisher’s medal.

− The 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.

− The 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; printable breaktape; mile markers; cheer cards; and digital finisher’s certificate.

(Q) What are the rules for the virtual B.A.A. 5K? 

(A) Rules and guidelines surrounding the virtual B.A.A. 5K will be communicated by email and through Athletes’ Village in the near future. Participants in the virtual B.A.A. 5K will be required to complete the 3.1 mile distance during race weekend (April 16-April 18) to receive a finisher’s medal.

(Q) Will there be an in-person B.A.A. 5K this year?

(A) There will not be an in-person B.A.A. 5K in 2021.  

(Q) Is there a B.A.A. Distance Medley option for registration? 

(A) There is no B.A.A. Distance Medley option for registration this year. 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MASSACHUSETTS

Special Olympics Massachusetts believes that everyone deserves to be fully included in their community. Through the power of sports, Special Olympics is working to make our lives more inclusive. The funds raised through the Virtual B.A.A. 5K will help provide new opportunities as we return to play after months off the field. Teams and athletes will be competing in more local competitions, engaging in virtual programming and staying connected through additional social opportunities. 

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