Saturday April 17th, 2021
The B.A.A. 5K began in 2009, and became an instant hit among runners from far and wide. Viewed by many as the “calm before the storm,” the Sunday of Marathon weekend traditionally was for shopping, loading up on carbohydrates at the pasta dinner, and most importantly- resting. But now, runners of shorter distances, and even a few marathoners looking for a last-minute tune-up are taking to Boylston Street in anticipation of the big day.
The race helps people get into the running spirit of the weekend, and offers the unique opportunity to cross the Boston Marathon finish line in front of hundreds of cheering spectators.
The 5K (3.1 mile) flat, loop course begins on Boylston Street at the Copley Square fountain, near the intersection with Clarendon Street, and ends at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.