The top scholastic boys and girls from the cities and towns of the Boston Marathon course, as well as a field of professional male and female milers from around the world, compete in a spectator-friendly set of track-meet style races that brings early cheers to Boylston Street.
Races begin on Boylston Street, end at the Boston Marathon finish line, and provide an opportunity for athletes of a shorter distance to excel on race weekend.
As part of the B.A.A.’s commitment to the cities and towns that host the event, the two top middle-school boys and girls from each city and town will compete in 1,000-meter races around the block as well.
Both the middle school races and scholastic mile races are supported by adidas.
Focusing on the fundamentals of running, team participation, and health benefits, the B.A.A. Relay Challenge offers a running program in the spring to promote a healthy lifestyle, while encouraging fitness through running.
The race is conducted on Boylston Street in Boston, where the participants experience the thrill of competing near the iconic Boston Marathon finish line.
Clubs are concentrated in the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon route; the program is also offered, as space allows, to facilities and administrators that have shown an interest in hosting.
The B.A.A. Relay Challenge and the corresponding training program are part of the year-round youth program initiative created from the partnership that exists between the B.A.A. and adidas.
The Boston Marathon Fan Fest, presented by amazon, will be located at Copley Square, just steps from the finish line
Fan Fest will feature experience with official Boston Marathon sponsors, live music, returning champions, and a race weekend clinic.