Online Registration for 2015 B.A.A. 10K to Open on Wednesday, May 6.
Early Registration Option at Boston Marathon RunBase on Tuesday, May 5.
Celebrate the start of Summer with the flat and fast B.A.A. 10K, set for Sunday, June 21.
BOSTON ÛÓ The Boston Athletic Association
(B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the 2015 B.A.A. 10K will
begin on Wednesday, May 6, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The 6.2-mile road race
will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. EDT
at Boston Common. Registration will be held online at
www.baa.org and will be limited to 10,000 entrants. Participants
must be at least 12 years of age by June 21 in order to register. The
cost to register is $60 (USD).
Local runners will be able to guarantee their
spot a day early by registering on Tuesday, May 5, at the Boston
Marathon RunBase on Boylston Street in Boston. Runners who come to
Boston Marathon RunBase from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 5, can register for the B.A.A. 10K on site and receive confirmation
The B.A.A. 10K’s 6.2-mile course is a scenic
tour through Boston’s Back Bay. Notable neighborhoods and attractions
include 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. The course then heads back on Commonwealth Avenue, around
the Public Garden, and finishes on Charles Street.
The B.A.A. 10K has been the site of many fast
races, including two world leading times and an all-comers world best.
In both 2012 and 2014, the fastest 10K times in the world were run at
the B.A.A. 10K, as Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Stephen
Sambu clocked winning times of 27:19 and 27:25, respectively. Last
year, Sambu split 8K in 22:02 en route to his victory, a mark that is
recognized as the American All-Comers Road Record for 8 kilometers. The
women’s event record stands at 31:04 set by Mamitu
Daska in 2014.
A prize purse of $48,500 (USD) will be
distributed to the top 10 runners overall, the top three masters
finishers (ages 40 and older), and the top three push rim wheelchair
finishers. Prize money awards are equal for men and women, and
are based on gun time results. The men’s and women’s champions will
each receive $10,000 (USD) in prize money.
At the 2014 B.A.A. 10K, Kenya’s Sambu
successfully defended his title in a time of 27:25, defeating 2011
Boston Marathon® champion Mutai, who finished second in 27:35. Kenya’s
Daniel Salel placed third for the second consecutive year with
a time of 27:41.
In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska won
her second consecutive B.A.A. 10K crown in 31:04, also a new event
record. Daska is the only woman in race history to have won two B.A.A.
10K titles. Kenyans Betsy Saina and Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton
finished second and third in 31:10 and 31:52, respectively, rounding
out the podium.
The B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2015
B.A.A. Distance Medley, a three-race series which also includes the
B.A.A. 5K on April 18, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on October
12. Already registered for the B.A.A. 10K are 2,639 entrants who signed
up for the all three events of the B.A.A. Distance Medley in January.
B.A.A. 10K Entrants in Prior Years
YEAR NUMBER OF ENTRANTS
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 the international marathons in Tokyo,
London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. More than 60,000 runners
will participate in B.A.A. events in 2014. The 120th Boston Marathon
will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016. For more information
on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.