Reed & Barton Silversmiths

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116

Champion's Trophy

Reed & Barton

In December 1999, the B.A.A. and marathon sponsor Long’s Jewelers commissioned Reed & Barton Silversmiths to create the first permanent, Boston Marathon Champions’ Trophy for the B.A.A. The trophy is a 40.5-inch sterling silver loving cup, secured to a two-tier mahogany base. The base is adorned with 100 sterling silver plaques, which will showcase the next 100 years of marathon champions in the male and female open, wheelchair and masters divisions. The trophy was unveiled at an official ceremony at Boston’s John Hancock Observatory prior to Boston Marathon 2000. In 2001, Reed & Barton Silversmiths created an additional base to the existing trophy for the names of the previous 104 years’ champions, bringing the total height to 47.5 inches on a base 32 inches square. In addition, they provide six replica trophies annually for the divisional winners of the Marathon.

Founded in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1824, Reed & Barton has a long-standing history of creating trophies and medals for national and international sporting events. The company’s spectrum of offerings includes a diverse range of flatware, dinnerware, stemware, barware, and serve ware. The Reed & Barton name also graces a full complement of unique giftware, including picture frames, children’s gifts, and hardwood chests.

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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.