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WELCOME BOSTON MARATHON RUNNERS! 

With less than 100 days until the 2014 Boston Marathon, we wanted to provide you with some information regarding our latest preparations for April's race. The 118th will be unlike any Boston Marathon we've had before, and we're honored that you'll be a part of it. If you have any questions about the event, check out our website and our FAQ section. Or, connect with us on social media. 


We wish you the best of luck as your training continues. 


Sincerely,
The B.A.A.



JOHN HANCOCK ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL ELITE FIELD


John Hancock today announced the 2014 Boston Marathon International Elite Field for the 118th running of the world's most historic race. Forty-six elite athletes from 13 countries will join you on race day as you run from Hopkinton to Boston. These elites represent the best runners in the world and have won more than 80 global marathons, earned medals at the Olympics and World Championships, and won titles in World Marathon Majors races in Boston, Chicago, New York City and Tokyo.

 

Each of these elites wish you much success in your training and look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you. #WeRunTogether

 

 

 

  

JOIN OUR FUNDRAISING PLATFORM ON CROWDRISE  

 

We are pleased to partner with CrowdRise to provide all registered runners, charities, sponsors and the entire Boston Marathon running community with an exclusive fundraising platform. The Boston Marathon connects runners with organizations in a unique and powerful way. If you plan to give back and fundraise this year, please consider setting up a page on: http://www.crowdrise.com/2014bostonmarathon. All you need to do is select the "Set Up Your Fundraiser" button and you'll have your personal fundraiser live in minutes.


There is already an inspiring fundraising effort going on and we want to unite all of the effort under one platform. Our Boston Marathon platform couldn't be easier to use and will allow you to get the word out and turn your friends into a passionate network of donors for your causes.
B.A.A. EVENT REGISTRATION DATES

Two registration dates are approaching for B.A.A. events. First will be the opening of registration for the B.A.A. Distance Medley. The 2014 series will begin registration on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will continue until Wednesday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET. During this exclusive registration window, runners interested in entering all three events of the B.A.A. Distance Medley may register for the series. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org and will be limited to 3,000 entrants. The B.A.A. Distance Medley is a three-race series which includes the B.A.A. 5K on Saturday, April 19, the B.A.A. 10K on Sunday, June 22, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on Sunday, October 12. The cost to register for all three races will be $200 USD. 

 

Next week, registration will open for the sixth annual B.A.A. 5K. This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, two days prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon (Note the change in date of the B.A.A. 5K, due to the Easter Holiday on Sunday, April 20). The start and finish will be relocated from Copley Square Park to Boston Common to accommodate a larger field size. Registration will be held online at www.baa.org beginning on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be limited to 10,000 entrants. The cost to register is $50 USD and participants must be 10 years of age or older to register.  

BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING CLINICS

Hosted by the B.A.A. and in cooperation with adidas, race officials, staff and experts will get you ready to run your best Boston Marathon

 

Three clinics will be offered prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon, and they will be held at the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center). The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located in Boston's Back Bay at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place across from the John Hancock Tower and adjacent to the MBTA's Back Bay Station. All three clinics will begin at 6:00 p.m. ET

 

 

 

CLINIC DATES

  • Monday, January 27
  • Monday, February 24
  • Monday, March 24

Designed to help you train to run your best race, the clinics are free and open to officially registered athletes in the 2014 Boston Marathon and their guests.

 

MORE INFORMATION - click here  

STONYFIELD YOGURT, THE OFFICIAL YOGURT OF THE BOSTON MARATHON 
 

The marathon came from Greece. We'll bring Greek to the marathon.
We're really excited to be the Official Yogurt of the Boston Marathon! And we think our creamy and delicious Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt is a perfect addition to any runner's diet.

While you obsess over getting all those long runs in between now and mid-April, we'll be obsessing over everything we put into our delicious, organic yogurt, milk, frozen yogurt and smoothies, and everything we keep out.

We're giving nine qualified runners the chance to run Boston this year!
Know someone who didn't get into Boston this year, but would love to run it? Ask them to visit our Team Stonyfield web page and tell us their story. But hurry. We'll be choosing our 9-member team soon!
BLUE DIAMOND ATHLETIC DISPLAYS - WHERE QUALITY EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS
 
Blue Diamond is honored to be part of this prestigious event and storied tradition.
 
Blue Diamond Athletic Displays, INC specializes in combining artistic elements with state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques to create a means for all athletes alike to celebrate their athletic journeys and accomplishments. The distinctive, REE-liptangle shaped, high quality, US-made, Blue Diamond Displays, have been chosen by the B.A.A. to be the first displays ever, in the 118 year history of the Boston Marathon, to carry the Boston Marathon logo.

 

The founders, Ken and Nell Posmer of Downers Grove IL, endurance athletes, understand the challenges and sacrifices that are required to be able to "toe the line" in Hopkinton on Patriots Day, because they too have lived and breathed them, and have been there. This strong awareness and connection to their athletes has been the driving force behind developing the Blue Diamond brand set on serving the needs of Boston Marathoners and providing sleek, high quality displays to showcase cherished Boston Marathon medals that required 1000's of training miles to achieve.

 

Blue Diamond is proud to be one of the most diverse Medal Display companies and their diversity will be on display at the Expo.

 

Where to Buy

Pre-Order at: http://athleticdisplays.com/boston-marathon/ 

Available at the Expo: Please stop by BOOTH # 2025

Visit us at: http://athleticdisplays.com 

 




 
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