Presented By:Adidas

Event Information

Mayor's Cup Cross Country is back in 2014!

EVENT & SCHEDULE

DATE:   October 26, 2014
LOCATION:   Franklin Park, Boston, MA

RACE TIMES (tentative):

10:00 a.m. 6 to 10-year-old and under boys and girls race
10:15 a.m. 11 to 12-year-old boys and girls race
10:30 a.m. 13 to 14-year-old boys and girls race
10:50 a.m. Women’s 5K Championship Race
11:15 a.m. Men’s 8K Championship Race
12:00 p.m. Franklin Park 5K*

*Entrants should be capable of running 5K under 45 minutes. Minimum age for participation in the Franklin Park 5K Open Cross Country Race is 15-years old.

COURSE MAPS

SEE 1.1 MILE COURSE MAP - click here SEE 5K COURSE MAP - click here SEE 8K COURSE MAP - click here

ENTRY FEE

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.

HISTORY

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.

 

All of the above information is subject to change

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.