B.A.A. Half Marathon Registration Opens Wed., July 13

2016 B.A.A. Half Marathon(r) Registration Opens Wednesday, July 13

2016 B.A.A. Half Marathon® Registration Opens Wednesday, July 13


entries will be filled through first come, first serve and random
selection process beginning on July 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET.


BOSTON ‰ÛÓ The 16th
annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
and the Jimmy Fund, will be held on Sunday, October 9, beginning and
ending at Boston’s Franklin Park. The B.A.A.
Half Marathon has showcased some of the world’s best runners, including
Boston Marathon winners and World Championships gold medalists. This
year, the race will feature a field size of 9,000 participants, with
registration beginning on Wednesday, July 13,
at www.baa.org.


Similar to 2014 and
2015, there will be a random selection component to the registration
process for the race when entries are accepted next week.


There are 3,016
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 800 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. Approximately
5,000 entries are available through online registration
on July 13.


Registration will open
on Wednesday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m. ET, and 2,000 entrants will be
accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining entries will
be filled through random selection of those applicants
who submit an entry by Thursday, July 14, at 5:00 p.m. ET.




  • Entry for the B.A.A. Half Marathon will be held entirely online at
    www.baa.org, and the entry fee is $85 USD.
  • No additional fee will be imposed for an entry submission into the random selection.
  • Participants in the B.A.A. Half Marathon must be at least 14-years old on race day.
  • 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.
  • Only one submission per person will be accepted.
  • Entry in the B.A.A. Half Marathon cannot be transferred, refunded, or deferred.
  • Runners can secure a guaranteed entry into the race before 7/13 registration by joining Dana-Farber’s fundraising team via
  • Those
    who are accepted through random selection and those not accepted will
    receive notification from the B.A.A. on Friday, July 15 via e-mail.
  • If you are not chosen in the random selection, you will not be charged the entry fee.




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. 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 2016. The 121st
Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit

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