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B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration Closed Out in 2-Hours

   

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For
Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 14,
2010

 

 

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
1,000
runners after the 2009 race sold out in 27 hours. This year, the 6,000
person
limit was reached in two hours. The date of this year’s race is October
10, 2010
(10-10-10).

 

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
fundraising
efforts. Interested runners who’ve missed the chance to register through
the
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
Franklin Park
near White Stadium and the Franklin Park Zoo.  For the past nine years,
the
race started and finished in the Back Bay Fens. The race begins at 8:30
a.m. on
the Sunday of the Columbus Day holiday weekend.

 

“We’re excited that our race has become so
popular,
as evidenced by how quickly it reached capacity,” said B.A.A. Executive
Director
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
Franklin
Park Zoo.” Since 2001, the B.A.A. has directed a portion of the entry
fees
towards the Emerald Necklace Conservancy which works to preserve,
maintain, and
promote this historic park system.

 

The database of entrants in the 2010 B.A.A.
Half
Marathon is located here (http://www.baa.org/2010/cfHalf/Public/EntryLists.cfm).
The field of professional
runners who
will vie for a total prize money purse of $30,000 will be released in
September.

 

Established
in 1887, the Boston Athletic
Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of managing
athletic
events and 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.

 

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