UPDATE FROM THE B.A.A. TO 2013 BOSTON MARATHON PARTICIPANTS (as of 6:00 p.m. ET, April 23, 2013)

To All Boston Marathon Participants:

Runner baggage claim and medal distribution at 40 Trinity Place, 2nd Floor, will continue through Wednesday, April 24. B.A.A. staff and volunteers will be available to assist from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. ET. After Wednesday, for those who were unable to claim their baggage in person, we will post further information about receiving your baggage and your finisher's medal.

We know many of you are interested in information about the 2014 Boston Marathon. We have updated our B.A.A. website with information about our qualifying window and qualifying standards for next year's race. More information will be forthcoming about the exact date for the opening of registration.

Also, we are working on determining the finish times for runners who were unable to cross the finish line on Boylston Street due to the circumstances. We know there were many who were unable to cross the finish line, who were diverted or who were asked to stop on course. We will continue to use this web site as the source of information, and we will send an email to all official participants with the information. You can expect an update from us by Friday, April 26. At that time, we anticipate being able to post official finishing times for anyone who did cross the finish line on Boylston Street. We anticipate providing adjusted times for other runners. After providing results, we will be able to ascertain age group award winners. Awards will be sent subsequently by mail.

The Boston Athletic Association extends its gratitude for the outpouring of support from the running community over the past week. We appreciate your continued patience as we address the many issues resulting from the tragic events which occurred near the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

We are working diligently to respond to your individual questions and will post updates of decisions related to future B.A.A. events as available.

Many continue to inquire about ways to help to the victims and their families of this tragedy. The B.A.A. joins Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick in encouraging everyone to visit onefundboston.org to make a donation of support.

Sincerely,
The B.A.A.

One Fund Boston, Mayor Menino, and Governor Patrick Call for Moment of Silence at 2:50 p.m. ET on Monday Afternoon

One Minute of Silence Followed by Ringing of Bells Across the Region

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Governor Deval L. Patrick, and One Fund Boston are calling upon Boston and all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a Moment of Silence on Monday afternoon, exactly one week following the Boston Marathon bombings.

The minute of silence will take place at 2:50 p.m. ET to honor the victims of the attacks and their families. It will be followed by the ringing of bells throughout Boston and the Commonwealth.

Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick are humbled by the support shown by the public and the business community, and they continue to encourage everyone to visit onefundboston.org to make a donation to help the victims of this tragedy.

The B.A.A. will join in support and in honor of the victims and their families.

BOSTON THANKS!

The B.A.A. joins all citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in thanking the federal, state and city law enforcement community for the resolution of Friday's manhunt. BOSTON Stands As One!

At this time, we remember Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Campbell, 29; Lingzi Lu, 23; and Officer Sean Collier, 26. We also remember all of those injured on Patriots' Day, and their families.

Boston Strong. Boston Proud.


UPDATE ON "BOSTON STANDS AS ONE" TRIBUTE TEE

There has been an overwhelming demand for the "BOSTON Stands As One" Tribute Tee and we were out of stock within a day. The passion and support by thousands and thousands of people has been incredible, and we thank each and every one for your support.

But we are not stopping here: Due to the overwhelming demand we have decided to further extend our support. Our goal is to raise as much money for those in need as possible. As of Friday evening, we are offering additional t-shirts in the US and we will donate 100% of all profits to The One Fund Boston, Inc.

The limited edition "Boston stands as one" t-shirt is available now at adidas.com for $26.20.

Together with adidas, we have worked diligently over the last couple of days to make the "BOSTON Stands As One" Tribute Tees available in as many countries as possible in order to support those affected by the tragic events. Shirts are now available on adidas.com in the following countries: US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark and Finland. If you are not located in one of these countries you can still support those affected by the tragic events by donating directly to The One Fund Boston, Inc. Thank you for your support - together and with your help, Boston stands as one.

To all Boston Marathon Participants:

The Boston Athletic Association has yet to issue official times for all runners who participated in the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.

It is our intention to release those results on or about Friday, April 26th. At that time, you will receive a link that will provide you with the opportunity to pose questions regarding that official time.

We will also address the issue of those who could not cross the finish line on Boylston Street due to the tragic events which occurred near the finish line. We ask for your patience as we work to resolve the final results and times for these participants.

The Boston Athletic Association

Statement from Thomas Grilk, Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association, Tuesday, April 16, 2013:

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected by Monday's tragic events. Those who lost their lives and were injured are in our thoughts and prayers.

It is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance.

We want to express our deepest gratitude to all of the B.A.A. medical personnel and volunteers and the City of Boston's first responders who reacted so courageously to help save lives. Special thanks to the loyal Boston Marathon community - over 8500 volunteers, 1000 medical personnel, the organizing committee, and hundreds of thousands along the race route - who make the experience what it is for all our runners, who are hurting today.

We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us.

We are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials in the investigation and the effort to bring those responsible for this tragedy to justice, so we are limited in what information we can provide.

Boston is strong. Boston is resilient. Boston is our home. And Boston has made us enormously proud. The Boston Marathon is a deeply held tradition - an integral part of the fabric and history of our community. We are committed to continuing that tradition with the running of the 118th Boston Marathon in 2014.

Please go to the B.A.A. Facebook page -
http://facebook.com/thebostonmarathon - for information.
We post new information as we are able.


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