Before you start a campaign, please consider that this has suddenly become a problem when it affects men, when it's been exactly the same for women all along. If you're nearly elite, but not quite, you have to run with the mass start, and that's going to put you at a disadvantage compared to those who made the cut. That has always been the same for women in races with split starts.
This is right & should be crafted into any formal protest. Women have been dealing with this problem and it caught up to BAA last year. I think creating a true sub elite corral at Boston would be one solution. I think the men's start can be the same as the masses but let any sub-2:50 woman into the elite women's corral. I just wonder what Boston is becoming for someone on the verge of breaking through/getting an OTQ, man or woman. If a woman has run 2:51, and think they have a shot at 2:44, they can run with people the entire race out of the mass start. A 2:19:40 runner has to lead the mass start and is 2:00 away from their competition. I still don't get why they did this. I think they're more concerned about not having to pay extra prize money than true gender equity.