The B.A.A. 5K will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020
The race starts and finishes at Boston Common.
Athletes are excited to run through the heart of Boston, as the B.A.A. 5K serves to kick-off the B.A.A. Distance Medley and Boston Marathon weekend.
We rely on energetic volunteers to welcome all 10,000 5K participants and support them throughout their experience, whether it’s their first 5K or they are running the 5K as a shake-out for Marathon Monday.
B.A.A. 5K volunteers will receive an adidas Boston Marathon volunteer jacket.
The Boston Marathon Expo is at the Hynes Convention Center on Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19.
Athletes from around the world come to the Expo to pick up race materials, get their final race questions answered, buy merchandise, and celebrate their training accomplishments that have led them to race weekend.
Throughout the 3-day expo, volunteers are interacting with race participants making them feel welcome, inspired, and excited.
Amateur Radio volunteer opportunities exist along the entire event from the Start Area in Hopkinton to the Finish Area in Boston as well as in each of the 6 cities and towns in between!
This group of volunteers are communications specialists and assist in the transfer of both emergency and routine messages during the race.
An FCC Amateur Radio license is required to act as an Amateur Radio Volunteer, much like you need a driver's license to operate a motor vehicle. If you are not already licensed and are interested in getting licensed reach out to us at contact@HamRadioBoston.org
There are certain volunteer jobs that do not require (although encourage) an FCC Amateur Radio license.
Our service is made effective as it focuses upon the clarity, efficiency and accuracy of the communications links we provide.
Volunteers who have public safety communications experience are among those so qualified.