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Participant Information

Mayor's Cup Cross Country


DATE:   Sunday, October 25, 2015
LOCATION:   Franklin Park, Boston, MA



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.



Youth Races $5.00 (pre-event) or $10.00 (day of event)
Adult Races $20.00 (pre-event) or $30.00 (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 only.



  • The first 350 youth entrants will receive a meet t-shirt.
  • The first 500 adult entrants will receive a meet t-shirt.
  • Each finisher in each youth race will receive a Mayor's Cup medal.


All of the above information is subject to change.

B.A.A. Moment 1

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.