The Boston Athletic Association will hold its second annual 5K race the day before the Boston Marathon this year.
The first 5,000 online registrants for the April 18 race will be accepted. Registration opened at 9 a.m. on March 3.
The 3.1-mile course begins at Copley Square Park and concludes at the marathon finish line on Boylston Street. The race begins at 8 a.m.
Registration will be conducted at this location of the B.A.A.'s website.
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior producer, two-time Boston Marathon sub-four hour runner.
- Ty Velde is a 16-time Boston qualifier who's completed 12 consecutive Boston Marathons and 25 marathons overall. Ty is now training for his 13th Boston run and will provide training tips for those who train solo and outside, no matter what temperature it is.
- Rich 'Shifter' Horgan is a 19-time Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team member who runs in honor of his father, who died of colon cancer. He will provide updates on local running events with a focus on the charitable organizations that provide Boston Marathon entries for their organization's fund raising purposes