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In the sections below you will find information about our preparation for the 2014 Boston Marathon. 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.



#WE RUN TOGETHER


When John Hancock established their Boston Marathon sponsorship 29 years ago, the idea of bringing together the most talented elite runners from around the globe to compete with each other on the world's most historic marathon course was set in motion. Since then we have welcomed nearly 700 athletes from 45 countries to compete for the coveted title of Boston Marathon Champion.

 

Our theme this year is about connectivity, about how We Run Together.... how elite athletes line up to race on the same starting line as qualified and invitational runners, how volunteers share the sidelines with thousands of fans, and how race and city officials stand side-by-side with support teams. We all bring out the best in each other, and that's how we all get to the finish line.

 

Please join the conversation #WeRunTogether and visit us at http://jhextramile.com

 

Elite Perspective

 

"Our sport unifies, no matter what our pace, no matter how we race, from the front of the pack to those at the back, we all experience the excitement, the pain, and ultimately the joy of the race - in this way we always run together, this year in Boston it will mean even more." - Desiree Davila Linden, USA

 

"The Marathon distance is very difficult to cover and without the support of all of the fans and people cheering us on and the other runners, we would have a very difficult time to run the full race. So we work together to make a marathon happen." - Tilahun Regassa, Ethiopia

 

"There is a unique energy surrounding the Boston Marathon that you can't help but feel. It includes every runner and every person along the course. It brings every person there together as one." - Amy Hastings, USA

 

"As runners we all have the same challenges and share the same experience, with the goal to accomplish something and better ourselves." - Wilson Chebet, Kenya

 

"Being a runner, professional or recreational, means that you are part of a community that stretches across the globe." - Lanni Marchant, Canada

 

"Every runner has a specific motivation and inspiration for running a marathon. This year, all 36,000 of us will 'run together' to demonstrate the spirit of the marathon. We will still have our individual motivations, but we will be unified under the Boston Strong umbrella." - Meb Keflezighi, USA



BOSTON MARATHON WORLD RUN

The Boston Marathon World Run encourages runners of all abilities to participate in the athletic spirit of the 2014 Boston Marathon   

 

Last week, the B.A.A. launched the Boston Marathon World Run, a mobile application and website that connects runners from around the world with the 2014 Boston Marathon. In anticipation of the unprecedented amount of inquiries from runners seeking to be involved with in the 2014 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. created a virtual experience in which all runners, regardless of ability or geography, could run a distance of their choosing between now and race day, and participate in the athletic spirit of Patriots' Day.

 

To view the Boston Marathon World Run website or get the app, click any of the buttons below: 

 

   

 

Created in partnership with John Hancock Financial, Boston Marathon World Run is available for Apple and Android devices and integrates with social media networks to create a virtual running community. There is no registration fee. Check it out in your app store, or at www.bostonmarathonworldrun.org. Users, who can participate individually or in teams, will be able to upload photos and videos from their participation around the world. All registrants will receive digital training and finisher badges for their social media networks as part of the program, as well as a printable bib number and finisher certificate.  

 

The B.A.A. encourages you to not only sign up and share your training with the Boston Marathon World Run community, but to invite your friends and family to join in as well. 

 

 


 
Join adidas Running on Twitter@adidasrunning and on Facebook facebook.com/adidasRunning to follow athletes, celebrities and runners from around the world as they come together to share their story in the spirit of Boston. Have your own story to tell? Share it with them through images and videos using the hashtag #weallrunboston*

If you use the hashtag #weallrunboston, you consent to letting adidas use and showcase it in any media


B.A.A INCREASES PRIZE MONEY FOR DISTANCE MEDLEY EVENTS

B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, and B.A.A. Half Marathon Will Reward Top Finishers   

 

The Boston Athletic Association announced a new prize money structure for B.A.A. Distance Medley events, which will award nearly $150,000 USD in prize money each year, a 55% increase over the guaranteed total prize purse in 2013 for those three events. The purse for each race has been increased. In addition, bonus incentives have been established both for professional runners recording multiple top finishes at B.A.A. events in 2014 and for event record times set at B.A.A. Distance Medley events. Prize money awards and bonus incentives are equal for men and women.  

 

The B.A.A. Distance Medley is a three-race series which combines the B.A.A. 5K on April 19, the B.A.A. 10K on June 22, and the B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on October 12. Professional runners are eligible for bonus incentives for multiple top finishes in the same calendar year at the B.A.A. 5K, B.A.A. 10K, B.A.A. Half Marathon, and Boston MarathonŽ, beginning with the 2014 B.A.A. 5K, two days prior to the Boston Marathon. For example, a runner who wins three of those four events in 2014 will be awarded $50,000. Only the single highest bonus will be awarded to a runner.   The full prize money and bonus structures are listed below.

 

 

BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES DOCUMENTARY 
Filmmakers to create first feature-length documentary film of the iconic Boston Marathon

The Boston Athletic Association has entered into an agreement with LA Roma Films, to produce "Boston" the first ever feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon - the world's most legendary running race. 

 

Directed by Jon Dunham, award winning filmmaker/marathoner of the critically acclaimed Spirit of the Marathon films, and produced by Academy Award™ nominee Megan Williams, the film is expected to be released in late 2015.

 

"We are fortunate to be working with Jon Dunham and LA Roma Films on this project," said Joann Flaminio, president, B.A.A. "Their unique and extensive understanding and knowledge of the marathon promises to make "Boston" a highly anticipated film experience."

 

 

BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING POWERPACK
 

The Boston Marathon will be here soon. To help you prepare for race day, PowerBarŽ created a marathon nutrition package to help support you before, during, and after each training run. 

 

Start training with the sports nutrition that will be on the Boston race day course. Order the Boston Marathon Training PowerPack NOW! - CLICK HERE  

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE AND THE JIMMY FUND
 
Make your 26.2 more meaningful. Run to support advanced cancer research and compassionate patient care as a member of Dana-Farber's Run Any Race program for the Boston MarathonŽ.  Set your own fundraising goal, and team up with Dana-Farber to run toward a world without cancer.
 
LEARN MORE - click here  


 
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