Boston Marathon To Hold 10-Kilometer Race In Summer

Boston Marathon organizers add 10-kilometer race

      BOSTON (AP) – The organizers of the Boston Marathon plan to hold
a 10-kilometer road race this summer through city neighborhoods.
      The new event schedule for June 26 will be limited to 5,000
runners who can begin filing entry forms on May 4, the Boston
Athletic Association announced on Thursday.
      The BAA also stages a 5-kilometer race on April 17, the marathon
on April 18 and a half-marathon on Oct. 9.
      The 10-kilometer race starts and ends at the Boston Common with
the men's and women's winners each receiving $5,000, the same
amounts awarded for the 5-kilometer and half-marathon events.
      
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