2015 B.A.A. Half Marathon® Registration Opens Wednesday, July 15
60% of available entries will be filled through random selection process beginning on July 15.
BOSTON ÛÒ The 15th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon
will be held on Sunday, October 11, beginning and ending at BostonÛªs
iconic Franklin Park. Having long been New EnglandÛªs most prestigious
half marathon, the B.A.A. Half Marathon has showcased
some of the worldÛªs best runners, including Boston Marathon winners and
World Championships gold medalists. This year, the race will feature a
field size of 8,500 participants, with registration beginning on
Wednesday, July 15, at
Similar to 2014, there will be a random
selection component to the registration process for the race when
entries are accepted next week.
There are 2,640 runners currently pre-registered
though the B.A.A. Distance Medley (B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A.
Half Marathon) registration, which was held in January. Up to 700
runners will comprise the Dana-Farber Fundraising Team,
and each of those team members will raise at least $750 for the Jimmy
Fund. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund have been the
event’s presenting sponsor since 2003. Once the elite field and other
invitational entries are filled, this will leave
approximately 5,000 entries available through online registration on
Registration will open on Wednesday, July 15, at
10:00 a.m. ET, and 2,000 entrants will be accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis. The remaining 3,000 spots will be filled through
random selection of those applicants who submit an
entry by Thursday, July 16, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Û¢ Entry for the B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held entirely online at
www.baa.org, and the entry fee is $75 USD.
Û¢ No additional fee will be imposed for an entry submission into the random selection.
Û¢ Participants in the B.A.A. Half Marathon must be at least 14-years old on race day.
Û¢ Every submission has an equal
chance of being selected, and the odds of being selected will be based
on the total number of submissions received.
Û¢ Only one submission per person will be accepted.
Û¢ Entry in the B.A.A. Half Marathon cannot be transferred, refunded, or deferred.
Û¢ Runners can secure an entry into the race by joining Dana-FarberÛªs fundraising team via
Û¢ Those who are accepted through
random selection and those not accepted will receive notification from
the B.A.A. on Friday, July 17 via email.
Û¢ If you are not chosen in the random selection, you will not be charged the entry fee.
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.Ûªs
Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon. The
organization manages other local events and supports comprehensive
charity, youth, and year-round running programs, including high
performance athletes and running club. 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
2015. The 120th Boston Marathon will be
held on Monday, April 18, 2016. For more information on the B.A.A.,