Reed & Barton Silversmiths

Contact Info:
T.K. Skenderian (Marketing & Sponsorship Manager)
Boston Athletic Association
185 Dartmouth Street, 6th Floor
Boston MA 02116
phone:617-778-1632
e-mail:tk@baa.org

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.

For more information, visit www.reedandbarton.com.

B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.