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B.A.A. Half Marathon

B.A.A. Half Marathon

Boston, Massachusetts, USA | Sunday, October 7, 2018

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Half MarathonSunday, October 7, 20188:00am
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The B.A.A. Half Marathon highlights the beauty of Boston and Brookline's Emerald Necklace park system while furthering the Boston Athletic Association's mission of promoting health and fitness. The 13.1-mile, out and back, rolling course, begins and ends at White Stadium in Boston's Franklin Park. The park, one of the oldest in America, is located in Boston's Jamaica Plain and Dorchester neighborhoods. #BAAHalf

Why We Love It

Boston, loved or hated by sports fans everywhere, is a walkable city proud of its American Revolution heritage. With notable icons and significant events like the Boston Massacre, the USS Constitution, Paul Revere, and the Freedom Trail, it's no wonder Bostonians hold so much pride. It's also made famous by Fenway Park, Boston cream pie, New England Clam Chowder, and Samuel Adams Beer.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Freedom Trail

A 2.6-mile (4 km) stretch of historic sites pertaining to the Revolutionary War. A great place to learn about Boston's heritage.

Emerald Necklace

A 7-mile (11 km) park system connecting Boston's green spaces, gardens, arboretums, ponds, and waterways. Many are home to playgrounds and picnic tables. Activities: bike, hike, walk/run.

Boston Public Garden

Adjacent to the Boston Common, this park is home to recreational pathways, manicured gardens, historic statues, and the popular Swan Boats. Activities: bike, walk/run.

Boston Common

A public park with ample green space, historic statues, Frog Pond, and a carousel. It is an anchor in the Emerald Necklace and is the start of the Freedom Trail.

Average Temperature

High - 61°F (16°C) Low - 47°F (8°C)

Transportation

Airport

Logan International Airport (BOS)
4 mi (6 km) from downtown

Train

Amtrak Boston Bay Back Station (BBY)
1.5 mi (2.4 km) from downtown


Amtrak Boston Station (BOS)
Located downtown

Accommodations

Boston Harbor Hotel5.6 mi (9 km) from start/finish
Boston Park Plaza4.3 mi (6.9 km) from start/finish
Fairmont Copley Plaza3.9 mi (6.3 km) from start/finish
Four Seasons Boston4.3 mi (6.9 km) from start/finish
Hilton Boston Downtown Faneuil Hall5.8 mi (9.3 km) from start/finish
Hyatt Regency Boston4.4 mi (7 km) from start/finish
InterContinental Boston4.8 mi (7.7 km) from start/finish
Langham Boston Hotel5.7 mi (9.2 km) from start/finish
Loews Boston Hotel3.9 mi (6.3 km) from start/finish
Mandarin Oriental Boston3.9 mi (6.3 km) from start/finish
Marriott Boston Copley Place3.7 mi (6 km) from start/finish
Marriott Boston Long Wharf5.9 mi (9.5 km) from start/finish
Nine Zero Hotel5.1 mi (8.2 km) from start/finish
Omni Parker House Hotel5.1 mi (8.2 km) from start/finish
Onyx Hotel5.9 mi (9.5 km) from start/finish
Residence Inn Back Back Fenway3.5 mi (5.6 km) from start/finish
Revere Hotel Boston Common4.1 mi (6.6 km) from start/finish
Sheraton Boston Hotel3.7 mi (6 km) from start/finish
The Liberty Hotel6.8 mi (11 km) from start/finish
The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common4.7 mi (7.6 km) from start/finish
The Westin Copley Place3.9 mi (6.3 km) from start/finish
W Boston4.3 mi (6.9 km) from start/finish