B.A.A. Announces Date, Size, Locale of 2014 5K

‰ÛÓ The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that the
B.A.A. 5K will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, two
days prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon®. The start and finish will be
relocated from Copley Square Park to Boston Common. Registration will be
held online at
beginning on Wednesday, February 5,
2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be limited to 10,000 entrants. The cost
to register is $50 USD and participants must be 10 years of age or older
to register.


its inception in 2009, the B.A.A. 5K has been held on a Sunday, one day
prior to the Boston Marathon. In recognition of Easter
Sunday on April 20, 2014, the 2014 B.A.A. 5K will be held on Saturday,
April 19, two days prior to the Boston Marathon. 


have expanded the field size for the 2014 B.A.A. 5K to provide more
people with an opportunity to experience one of our athletic
events during Boston Marathon Weekend,” said B.A.A. Executive Director
Tom Grilk. “In doing so we are particularly mindful of the desire of a
great many people to make an athletic display of their resilience in the
face of the April 2013 attack on Boston.
With an adjusted location and date, the B.A.A. 5K will continue to
provide the boost of excitement and running spirit that have quickly
made it a Boston Marathon Weekend tradition embraced by elite and
recreational runners alike.”


start and finish of the B.A.A. 5K will be relocated from Copley Square
Park to Boston Common. The 2014 B.A.A. 5K course will be
a scenic tour through Boston’s Back Bay and will take participants down
Boylston Street and across the Boston Marathon finish line. All
registered participants will receive an event t-shirt from adidas, a
finisher medal, and an exciting atmosphere on Boston
Common as the B.A.A. and the City of Boston prepare for the Boston
Marathon two days later.


B.A.A. 5K will mark the beginning of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley, a
three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K, the B.A.A.
10K, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Registration for the 2014 B.A.A. Distance
Medley will be limited. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on
Wednesday, January 22 and will continue until Wednesday,
January 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET.



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 participated
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


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