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Upcoming Free Public Events: B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series presented by Boston Children’s Hospital in East Boston & Mattapan

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BOSTON —  The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) invites media, community members and athletes of all ages and abilities to the upcoming B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series presented by Boston Children’s Hospital in East Boston and Mattapan. Held throughout Boston, the B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series features free walk/runs of varying distances, family-friendly activities, and a celebration of getting active.

EAST BOSTON – SUNDAY, MAY 19

This Sunday, May 19, the B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series visits East Boston Memorial Park, where free run/walk events will be offered beginning at 12:00 p.m. Athletes of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the fun 1-mile or 2-mile courses showcasing the Park and area bike paths, with everyone receiving a unicorn medal at the finish line. Fun fitness activity stations will also be available for children, and attendees are welcome to take photos with the Boston Marathon Champion’s Trophy.

  • WHAT: B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series presented by Boston Children’s Hospital in East Boston
  • WHEN: This Sunday, May 19
  • WHERE: East Boston Memorial Park
  • WHAT: Free run/walk events for community members, plus family friendly activities and FUN!
  • TIMING: Bib number pick-up begins at 11:00 a.m., with run/walks starting at 12:00 p.m.
  • HOW TO REGISTER: Additional information and pre-registration information is available here.

MATTAPAN – SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Looking ahead, the next B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series event will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Hunt Almont Park in Mattapan.

Like the upcoming event in East Boston, run/walks at a variety of distances around the park will be offered, as will family-friendly activities, photo ops, giveaways, and all participants will receive a unicorn finisher medal. No matter where attendees are on their fitness journey, whether a runner, walker, or just getting into the sport, they’ll be welcomed and celebrated at the B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series.

  • WHAT: B.A.A. Neighborhood Fitness Series presented by Boston Children’s Hospital in Mattapan
  • WHEN: Saturday, June 1
  • WHERE: Hunt Almont Park in Mattapan
  • WHAT: Free run/walk events for community members, plus family friendly activities and FUN!
  • HOW TO REGISTER: Additional information and pre-registration information is available here.

The Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running.

 

ABOUT THE BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (B.A.A.) 

Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A. manages the Boston Marathon, and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round programming. The 129th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 21, 2025. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.

 

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