Mayor's Cup Cross Country is back in 2013!
EVENT & SCHEDULE
Date: October 27, 2013
Location: Franklin Park, Boston, MA
10 and under boys and girls race: 10:00 a.m.
11-12 year-old boys and girls race: 10:15 a.m.
13-14 year-old boys and girls race: 10:30 a.m.
Women’s 5K Championship Race: 10:50 a.m.
Men’s 8K Championship Race: 11:15 a.m.
Franklin Park 5K*: 12:00 p.m.
*Entrants should be capable of running 5K under 45 minutes.
Minimum age for participation in the 5K Open Cross Country Race is 15-years old
Youth Races - $5.00 (pre-event) or $10.00 (day of event)
Adult Races - $20.00 (pre-event) or $25.00 (day of event)
If pre-registering in advance and with entry paid by club (that is, if club submits entry), then entry is $18.00 per person. Applies to pre-event entry only for adults.
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.