The 2018 Boston Marathon champion will race America’s fastest 10k
Registrations remain open to baa.org
BOSTON — The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) announced today that 2018 Boston Marathon champion and two-time Olympian Des Linden will return to compete in the 2022 BAA 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, on Sunday, June 26. The BAA 10K is the second event in the 2022 BAA Distance Medley, a three-race series that also includes April’s BAA 5K and November’s BAA Half Marathon.
Earlier today, Linden announced on Instagram her participation in the upcoming event.
In 2018 Linden won the Boston Marathon, the first time an American has won the Open Division title in 33 years. She has placed in the top five at the Boston Marathon five times and last ran the BAA 10K in 2018 when she ran among the masses and finished hand-in-hand with BAA runner Katsuhiro Togami.
Registration for the 2022 BAA 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is currently open through the BAA Athletes’ Village online platform. All participants who register will receive an adidas participant jersey, a unique bib number and a finisher medal. Additional participant information is available at baa.org. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 26 on Charles Street adjacent to the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden.
Athletes wishing to support Brigham and Women’s Hospital, presenting sponsor of the BAA 10K and exclusive fundraising partner, are encouraged to visit www.runbh.org/10k. Since 2016, more than 2,100 runners and 180 teams have raised $1.2 million to fuel vital breakthroughs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Linden will also be participating in the first-ever BAA 10K Fest & Field Day on Saturday, June 25, one day before the race. From 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Boston Common, 10K Fest & Field Day will feature youth fitness activities, games, pro athlete appearances, running clinics, and more. Attendees will also be able to pick up their attendee jerseys and bib numbers at 10K Fest. Additional details will be available on baa.org in the coming weeks.
ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle through sport, especially running. The BAA’s Boston Marathon is the oldest annual marathon in the world, and the organization runs other local events and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and running programs year-round. Since 1986, the main sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, as well as international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. For more information on the BAA, or the BAA Club, Race Team and High Performance Team, please visit www.baa.org.