B.A.A. 10K Registration Opens Thursday, May 1

Registration for 2014 B.A.A. 10K to Open on Thursday, May 1
The B.A.A. 10K, scheduled for Sunday, June 22, is
the second event of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance Medley and has a field size
limit of 8,000 entrants.
BOSTON ‰ÛÒ The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced
that registration for the 2014 B.A.A. 10K will begin on Thursday, May 1
at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The 6.2-mile road race will be held on Sunday, June
22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common,
and will be the B.A.A.‰Ûªs first event following its successful 118th
Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21. Registration will be held online
at www.baa.org and will be limited to 8,000 entrants. Participants must
be at least 12 years of age by June 22 in order
to register. The cost to register is $60 (USD).
The B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2014 B.A.A. Distance
Medley, a three-race series which also includes the B.A.A. 5K in April
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 2,625 entrants who signed up for the all three
events of the B.A.A. Distance Medley in January.
The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston’s Back Bay.
Notable neighborhoods and attractions inc ude 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. The course then heads back on Commonwealth Avenue, around
the Public Garden, and finishes on Charles Street.
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‰Ûªs and women‰Ûªs champions will each receive $10,000
(USD) in prize money.  
In the 2013 B.A.A. 10K, Kenya‰Ûªs Stephen Sambu won in 28:06,
defeating 2013 Boston Marathon® champion Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, who
finished second in 28:15. Kenya‰Ûªs Daniel Salel placed third with a time
of 28:30. 
In the women‰Ûªs race, Ethiopia‰Ûªs Mamitu Daska led from the start and
won in 31:45. New Zealand native and Providence, RI resident Kim Smith
placed second in 33:45. Millicent Kuria, of Kenya, finished third with a
time of 33:52. 
B.A.A. 10K Entrants in Prior Years 
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, 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. More than 60,000 runners will participate in B.A.A.
events in 2014. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April
20, 2015. For more information on the B.A.A.,
please visit www.baa.org.

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