Registration for the Inaugural B.A.A. Distance Medley Opens January 25, 2012, release, note by Larry Eder

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The new B.A.A. Distance Medley, the combination of  the BAA 5k (April), the BAA 10k (June 24) and the B.A.A. Half Marathon (October 7) looks like fun. Registration opens January 25! Read on for details!

Registration for the Inaugural B.A.A. Distance Medley
Opens January 25, 2012


BOSTON - The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced that registration for the inaugural 2012 B.A.A. Distance Medley will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, and continue until Tuesday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. ET. During this exclusive medley registration window, runners interested in running all three of the B.A.A. Distance Medley events will have the opportunity to sign up for the three-race series. Medley registration will be held entirely online at

The B.A.A. Distance Medley will begin with the B.A.A. 5K on April 15, 2012, followed by the B.A.A. 10K on June 24, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund on October 7.  Each of the three races will have its own prize purse. In addition, the male and female B.A.A. Distance Medley champions will earn $100,000 in prize money.  The individual male and female champions will be determined by their cumulative time over the three races.

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Everyone who completes all three races will be awarded a special commemorative medal for the series in addition to receiving a finisher's medal for each race.  Those who register for the B.A.A. Distance Medley, during the exclusive registration window (January 25 - January 31), will have their performances posted to the B.A.A.'s Distance Medley web page and will be issued special bib numbers in each of the three races, indicating they are B.A.A. Distance Medley participants.

The week-long B.A.A. Distance Medley registration window of January 25 - 31 is only available to runners who would like to sign up for all three events. Minimum age for the B.A.A. Distance Medley is 14-years old.  Runners interested in registering for only one or two of the three events must do so when registration opens for those individual races.


In addition to the registration date for the full three-race B.A.A. Distance Medley, the B.A.A. has established the registration dates for the individual events if space remains available at the close of the B.A.A. Distance Medley registration.


Boston Athletic Association Individual Event Registration Dates:


B.A.A. 5K on Sunday, April 15:                                  Wednesday, February 1, 2012;

B.A.A. 10K on Sunday, June 24:                                Wednesday, May 2, 2012;                 

B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 7:            Wednesday, July 18, 2012.   



Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association will enter its 125th Anniversary year in 2012 and 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 Virgin London Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and the ING New York City Marathon.


Media Contacts:

B.A.A.: Jack Fleming (617-236-1652, x2627; mobile: 617-459-1587; [email protected])

or Marc Davis (617-778-1633; mobile: 703-439-0751[email protected])


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