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Event Information: Community Awareness

Dear Community Member:

On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the Boston Athletic Association will host the eighth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which will be the B.A.A.’s first event following its successful 122nd Boston Marathon.


Start Time:                              8:00 a.m.
Start and Finish:                     Charles Street at Boston Common
Distance:                                 6.2 miles
Organizer:                               Boston Athletic Association
Field Size:                               10,000 entrants



The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston's Back Bay, passing notable neighborhoods and attractions including the campus of Boston University and Kenmore Square.

  • The race begins on Charles Street where runners will gather near Beacon Mall.
  • From Charles Street, they will head south and turn right onto Boylston Street, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Commonwealth Avenue (westbound), underneath Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Charlesgate East, left onto Beacon Street, right onto Bay State Road.
  • After runners enter the Boston University campus, they then make a left onto University Drive, and right onto Commonwealth Avenue (westbound). 
  • Just prior to the 5K mark, past Babcock Street, runners will turn around and return on Commonwealth Avenue (eastbound) and take a slight left onto Beacon Street at Kenmore Square. 
  • They then turn right onto Charlesgate West, left onto Commonwealth Avenue (eastbound), under Massachusetts Avenue, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street and around the Public Garden to turn left onto Charles Street.

To view the course map, please click below:



Roads will reopen later that morning per judgment of the Boston Police Department.

  • Streets and roadways which comprise and abut the 10K course will be closed to vehicular traffic on race morning.
  • Roads adjacent to the course will close at approximately 7:30 a.m.
  • The race begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Charles Street will close at 5:00 a.m. and reopen approximately at 11:30 a.m.
  • Beacon Street will remain open throughout race morning.

The B.A.A. thanks the residents and business communities along the course for their support and cooperation.

The Boston Athletic Association
Telephone:  617.236.1652

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