(Photo: BAA Half, Victah/PhotoRun)
As the B.A.A. looks at the upcoming year, we wanted to share some key dates.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Global Running Day celebrated at Boston Marathon adidas Runbase
Global Running Day is a day for runners and non-runners everywhere to celebrate the joys of running. On June 7, a free afternoon run will be based out of Boston Marathon adidas RunBase.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Seventh annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston Common, 8:00 a.m.)
A field of 10,000 entrants will be led by Meb Keflezighi for the second race of the 2017 B.A.A. Distance Medley, racing through Boston’s Back Bay before finishing at Boston Common.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Registration opens for the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund
The third event of the B.A.A. Distance Medley will have a field size limit of 9,000 entrants.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Registration opens for the 122nd Boston Marathon
Registration for the 2018 Boston Marathon will be held online on a rolling schedule, similar to past years, and will continue until Wednesday, September 20.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
The 15th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund (Franklin Park, 8:00 a.m.)
Starting and finishing at Boston’s Franklin Park, the B.A.A. Half Marathon showcases the picturesque Emerald Necklace park system.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
B.A.A. sponsors the Road to Wellness 5K in Roxbury, MA.
The third annual Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run is aimed at inspiring health through fitness and exercise while embracing Roxbury’s rich history, diverse culture, and strong community.
Members of the B.A.A. High Performance Team continue to race across the country, focusing on both outdoor track and road racing. The team will compete at a plethora of races, including the USA National Track & Field Championships (June 22-25 in Sacramento), and the adidas Boost Boston Games (June 2 in Somerville and June 4 in Boston). Stay tuned to B.A.A. Twitter and Facebook pages for more details.
About the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.):
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 Financial. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. More than 60,000 runners will participate in B.A.A. events in 2017. The 122nd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.