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Event Information: Youth Races

Boys’ and Girls’ 1.1-mile Races


Registration Form - click here

  • The first 350 youth entrants will receive Mayor’s Cup T-shirts
  • All races will be timed using ChampionChip technology
  • Chips and instructions will be provided to all runners on the morning of the event
  • USATF rules and regulations apply to all events
  • The following items are prohibited during the competition: use of headphones, running with pets, pushing of any “baby jogger”
  • Girls and boys age 14 and under participate in the kids

Eligibility:   For youths 6 to 14-years-old (age on race day)
Distance:   1.1 miles

SEE 1.1 MILE COURSE MAP - click here

Start times: 

Girls’ & Boys’ 6-10:   10:00 a.m.
Girls’ & Boys’ 11-12:   10:15 a.m.
Girls’ & Boys’ 13-14:   10:30 a.m.

Entry Fee:   $5.00 (pre-event) or $10.00 (day of event)

Individual Awards: Winners of the 6 to 14-years-old, 11 & 12-year-old, and 13 & 14-year-old divisions will receive awards. Second and third-place finishers will receive medals.

Team Scoring:   Scoring by club’s top three finishers by place in each race for each gender. Team must be a bona fide youth club or school.

Team Awards:

  • Scoring members of the first, second and third-place clubs (girls and boys) will receive medals
  • Awards Presentation: 11:15 a.m.
  • An area will be designated for participating clubs, schools and teams
  • Please note the team area when you arrive at the course and as indicated on the course maps
  • Course maps will be available at registration and in team packets
  • Boston Park Rangers will monitor the placement of pop-up tents and signage
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.