2014 B.A.A. 10K - Sunday, June 22
The B.A.A. 10K will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT at Boston Common, and will be the B.A.A.'s first event following its successful 118th Boston Marathon® on Monday, April 21.
The 2014 B.A.A. 10K will bring together some of the fastest and most experienced runners in the world, led by Olympic and World Championship medalists, as well as two of the most decorated marathoners in history. Run on a blistering fast course through Boston's Back Bay and Beacon Hill neighborhoods, the B.A.A. 10K will showcase several of the world's top athletes as they return to familiar territory.
Geoffrey Mutai (KEN), the world's fastest marathoner, 2011 Boston Marathon champion, and two-time B.A.A. 10K victor, returns to square off against defending champion Stephen Sambu (KEN) and Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH). On the women's side, defending B.A.A. 10K champion Mamitu Daska (ETH); 2011 Boston Marathon and B.A.A. 10K champion Caroline Kilel (KEN); and 2014 Boston Marathon runner-up Buzunesh Deba (ETH), will vie for top honors.
The 6.2-mile course is a scenic tour through Boston's Back Bay, which starts and finishes on Charles Street at Boston Common. Notable neighborhoods and attractions include the legendary Bull and Finch Pub, after which the television series "Cheers" was developed, the campus of Boston University, and Kenmore Square. The race begins on Charles Street, winds down picturesque Commonwealth Avenue and Bay State Road as far west as Babcock Street near Boston University, before heading back on Commonwealth Avenue, around the Public Garden, and finishes on Charles Street.
For more information on the 2014 B.A.A. 10K, and a route map, please visit http://www.baa.org/races/10k.aspx.