Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 13,
Boston Athletic Association to
Marathon Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
Online registration is
expected to fill quickly.
Boston, Mass. ÛÒ The
Association (B.A.A.) will open online registration for the 2010 B.A.A.
Marathon on Wednesday, July 14 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. expects the
10th edition of the B.A.A. Half Marathon to fill quickly. The
date of this yearÛªs
race is October 10, 2010 (10-10-10). Last yearÛªs field filled in one
Runners interested in participating this year are encouraged to register
The B.A.A. Half Marathon is run along Boston
and BrooklineÛªs Emerald Necklace park system.
The start and finish location for this yearÛªs race is in BostonÛªs
near White Stadium and the Franklin Park Zoo. In the past, the race
started and finished in the Back Bay Fens. The field size is limited to
entrants, and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. on the Sunday of the Columbus
ÛÏWe look forward to celebrating a milestone
Boston running ÛÒ the 10th annual
B.A.A. Half Marathon ÛÒ this year,Û said B.A.A.
Executive Director Guy Morse. ÛÏThe popularity of the B.A.A. Half
Marathon is testament to the popularity of
running nationwide, both competitively and recreationally. The B.A.A.
Marathon features some of Boston and BrooklineÛªs most beautiful
parks and the Franklin Park Zoo, and these have been hallmarks of the
its inception in 2001.Û Also since the raceÛªs inception, the B.A.A.
portion of the entry fees towards the Emerald Necklace Conservancy which
to preserve, maintain, and promote this historic park
The B.A.A. Half Marathon is once again
presented 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. To learn more about joining the Dana-Farber team, click here. (http://www.rundanafarber.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=424844&track=RTRTPW71410&msource=RTRTPW71410)
of the regionÛªs top professional races, a field of international
will vie for a combined prize purse of $30,000. Last year, Martin
Fagan of Ireland and
Belainesh Gebre of Ethiopia won $5,000 for their
in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association
is a non-profit organization with a mission of managing athletic events
promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The
is the world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages
events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running
programs. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has
John Hancock Financial.