Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 14,
B.A.A. Half Marathon Reaches Field
Size Limit for 10th Annual Race
The field size of 6,000
was reached in two hours.
Boston, Mass. ÛÓ The
Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced
today that registration for the 2010 B.A.A. Half Marathon has closed
after its field size limit was
reached. The B.A.A. expanded the 10th edition of the race by
runners after the 2009 race sold out in 27 hours. This year, the 6,000
limit was reached in two hours. The date of this year’s race is October
The B.A.A. Half Marathon is presented
annually by Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute and The Jimmy Fund. Through its Running the Race Against
Cancer® team of participants, more than 500 runners will
advance cancer research and improve patient care through their
efforts. Interested runners who’ve missed the chance to register through
B.A.A. may still be able to join the Dana-Farber team. Visit their
website here. (http://www.rundanafarber.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=424844&track=RTRTPW71410&msource=RTRTPW71410)
The B.A.A. Half Marathon is run along Boston
and Brookline’s Emerald Necklace park system.
The start and finish location for this year’s race is in Boston’s
near White Stadium and the Franklin Park Zoo. For the past nine years,
race started and finished in the Back Bay Fens. The race begins at 8:30
the Sunday of the Columbus Day holiday weekend.
“We’re excited that our race has become so
as evidenced by how quickly it reached capacity,” said B.A.A. Executive
Guy Morse. “The popularity of the B.A.A. Half Marathon is testament to
its course, which takes our
runners past the scenic parks of the Emerald Necklace and through the
Park Zoo.” Since 2001, the B.A.A. has directed a portion of the entry
towards the Emerald Necklace Conservancy which works to preserve,
promote this historic park system.
The database of entrants in the 2010 B.A.A.
Marathon is located here (http://www.baa.org/2010/cfHalf/Public/EntryLists.cfm).
The field of professional
will vie for a total prize money purse of $30,000 will be released in
in 1887, the Boston Athletic
Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of managing
events and promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially
B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and the
organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive
youth, and year-round running programs. Since 1986, the principal
sponsor of the
has been John Hancock Financial.