B.A.A. 10K Registration is Now Closed
event of the B.A.A. Distance Medley on June 23 has reached its field size limit
of 6,500 entrants.
ÛÓ The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that
registration for the B.A.A. 10K
has closed after its 6,500 entrant field size limit was reached. The B.A.A. 10K
will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013, and will be the second race of the B.A.A. Distance Medley.
Registration opened on May 8 at 10:00 a.m. ET and closed approximately 13 hours
later at 11:15 p.m. ET.
6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston’s
Back Bay. Notable neighborhoods and
attractions include the legendary Bull and Finch Pub, after which the
television series “Cheers” was developed, the campus of Boston University,
and Kenmore Square.
The race begins on Charles Street, winds down picturesque Commonwealth Avenue
and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street near Boston University, before
heading back on Commonwealth Avenue, around the Public Garden and finishing on
B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2013 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race
series which combines the B.A.A. 5K in April; the B.A.A. 10K; and the B.A.A.
Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on October 13. Each of the three races has its
own prize purse. In addition, the male and female B.A.A. Distance Medley
champions, determined by the lowest cumulative gun time over the three races,
will earn $100,000 in prize money.
among the 6,500 entrant field for the B.A.A. 10K are 2,035 runners who signed
up for the B.A.A. Distance Medley in January. Also in the field will be an
international field of elite runners competing for a total prize purse of
the 2012 B.A.A. 10K, 2011 Boston Marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai defended his
B.A.A. 10K title, winning in 27:29 over Kenyan compatriot Philip Langat, who
finished in 27:53. Ethiopia’s
Ali Abdosh rounded out the top three with a time of 28:21. Mutai’s time
was the world’s fastest 10K time in 2012.
the women’s side, New Zealand
native and Providence, RI resident Kim Smith established a course
record, running 31:36. Aheza Kiros (ETH) placed second in 31:57 and Sharon
Cherop (KEN) finished third with a time of 32:03. Smith went on to win the 2012
B.A.A. Half Marathon and the B.A.A. Distance Medley.
About the Boston
Athletic Association (B.A.A.)
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. The Boston Marathon is part of the World Marathon Majors, along with
the international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New
York City. Nearly 50,000 runners will participate in
B.A.A. events in 2013. The 118th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April
21, 2014. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.