Reed & Barton Silversmiths

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
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 40½ 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 and Barton Silversmiths created an additional base to the existing trophy for the names of the previous 104 years’ champions, bringing the total height to 47½ 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 longstanding 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 serveware. 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 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.