Tom Whelton, B.A.A. President, 1990-1994, RIP


noname.jpegTom Whelton, BAA President, 1990-1994

Please keep Tom Whelton and his family in your thoughts and prayers. We received this at RunBlogRun early this evening.

Dear BAA OC Members:

Just wanted to make you aware of some sad news that long-time B.A.A. member and former Association President Tom Whelton passed away this week surrounded by his family. Tom served on the Board of Governors from 1985 through 2016 and President of the B.A.A. from 1990 to 1994, playing an instrumental role in the BAA's organization's growth and progress. I will always remember Tom as a quiet and humble man. He was always one of the first people to respond to my early morning emails and was always very kind and complimentary in his responses. In my early years, I looked to Tom for guidance and as a sounding board. He was always there willing to listen and offer sage advice and was always good for a handshake and friendly smile. I, for one, will really miss him. He was a good, kind-hearted person and friend....Dave



Tom Whelton, a resident of Centerville, Mass., served as a member of the B.A.A.'s Board of Governors from 1985 through 2016, and as President of the B.A.A. from 1990 to 1994. Over the course of his 31 years of service to the organization, Tom's leadership helped foster enormous growth across all aspects of the Boston Athletic Association, from the Boston Marathon through community partnerships and elite athletics.

In October of 2016, Tom retired from the Board of Governors and was presented with a replica finish line for his dedication to the B.A.A. While on the Board, Tom had been active serving on important committees such as the Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and the Charity Committee. He was a core member of a team that has served the organization well in times of great triumph, tremendous growth, and unwelcome tragedy. Surrounded by wife Lucy West and children Dexter and Christina, Tom passed away this week.

From the entire Boston Athletic Association membership, we wish our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Tom Whelton.

Dave McGillivray

Race Director - B.A.A. Boston Marathon

President - DMSE Sports, Inc.


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