Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
5
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.7
SCENERY
4.7
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4
In 2009, the first annual B.A.A. 5K was held a day prior to the Boston Marathon, giving runners a chance to kick off Boston Marathon weekend in grand style. Beginning in Copley Square and taking participants through Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, more than 3,500 athletes raced their way to the … MORE
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    amandasava FIRST-TIMER '18

    I know I'll never run the Boston Marathon, but at least I can say I've "run Boston". If you're in the same boat then, this race is for you. You … MORE

    I know I’ll never run the Boston Marathon, but at least I can say I’ve “run Boston”. If you’re in the same boat then, this race is for you.

    You get to start off in Boston Common with 10,000 of your fellow runners (it’s a great way to stay warm). Then you head out Commonwealth and through Boston’s beautiful Back Bay neighborhood. You make the iconic “Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston” and go through the finish line of the marathon then back to the Common. What more could you want for the privilege of not having to run all 26.2 of the marathon????

    The swag was great – a unisex tech tee (this year was bright yellow, which is unfortunate, but…), a nice B.A.A. medal and a good little snack bag. But then who thought that the B.A.A. would put together a bad race?

    I’d be willing to do it every year if it weren’t all the way on the other side of the country!

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    maxtonmcd REPEAT RUNNER '16

    If you want to turn right on Hereford and left on Boyleston without running 25 1/2 miles to get there, this race is for you. It crosses the Marathon finish … MORE

    If you want to turn right on Hereford and left on Boyleston without running 25 1/2 miles to get there, this race is for you. It crosses the Marathon finish about a half mile from the 5k finish which is at Boston Commons. Amazing race, very well run.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    maxtonmcd REPEAT RUNNER '15

    If you want to know what it feels like to turn right on Hereford, left on Boylston without running 26 miles to get there, this is the race. It's held … MORE

    If you want to know what it feels like to turn right on Hereford, left on Boylston without running 26 miles to get there, this is the race. It’s held on Marathon weekend. Starts at Boston Common, and heads out Commonwealth, to a turn around, at about half way. From here it follows the Marathon course back Commonwealth, up Hereford, and down Boylston. The finish is back at Boston Common, but you do experience the thrill of crossing the Boston Marathon finish line, just keep going though, the 5k finish is about a half mile away. Awesome race and great time to be in Boston.

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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  1. Races
  2. B.A.A. 5K (Race #1 of the B.A.A. Distance Medley)