The race continues to rise in popularity.
By David Monti
(c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.
The Boston Athletic Association reported today that the B.A.A. Half-Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9, in Boston, had reached its 7000 runner limit in under four hours (3:50 to be exact). Entry had only begun this morning. ”We’ve witnessed a quick sell out of our B.A.A. Half-Marathon in recent years, and we’re pleased that so many runners continue to challenge themselves through participation in B.A.A. events,” said B.A.A. Executive Director Tom Grilk through a prepared statement. ”The B.A.A. Half Marathon is popular among runners both because of the scenic course along the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston and Brookline and the opportunity to participate in a B.A.A. event during the Fall season.”
The B.A.A. Half Marathon course winds through the Emerald Necklace park system in Boston and Brookline. A percentage of the money raised through entry fees goes to the park system. The parks were designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.