2013 Mayor's Cup Cross Country

27 OCT 2013
2013 Mayor's Cup Cross Country
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Franklin Park, Boston, MA

The Mayor’s Cup began in 1990 and the B.A.A., in partnership with adidas, has supported the event since 1997.  Over that time, the event has grown to include multiple races for athletes of all ability levels, has become one of the premier cross country meets on the East Coast, and has been regarded as an important tune-up for the USA Fall National Club Cross Country Championship. 

The Mayor’s Cup is directed by USA Track & Field – New England, and is staged with the cooperation of Boston Parks & Recreation and Boston Centers for Youth & Families.  Improvements to drainage, run-off areas, pathways and entrance ways began in 2012.  As a result of the improvement project, all cross country meets were relocated from Franklin Park during the 2012 season.  While Franklin Park has received regular maintenance annually, the last major improvement to the cross country course was in 1991 which was in preparation for the 1992 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

Registration for the 2013 Mayor's Cup Cross Country Championships is expected to open this Fall.

B.A.A. Moment 6

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.