Franklin Park Coalition

Franklin Park Coalition
18 Leavitt Street #3
Salem, MA 01970

Julie Arrison
julie@franklinparkcoalition.org
413.530.0831

www.franklinparkcoalition.org

Franklin Park Coalition is no longer accepting applications for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Qualified runners that have been accepted in the 2014 Boston Marathon are invited to contact us for more information about joining our team.
The Franklin Park Coalition brings diverse park constituents together to advocate for and steward the park, working on park management and maintenance, woodlands restoration, public safety, and cultural programming. Funds raised through the B.A.A. Boston Marathon Charity Program will help the Franklin Park Coalition provide excellence in athletic endeavors including restoration of the cross-country track, basketball courts, and Ellicottdale little league diamond. Funds will also support the Summer Youth Conservation Crew, which provides educational, athletic, and work opportunities for underserved local high school students.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.