Boston Mayor's Cup Cross Country
Now 26 years old, the Mayor's Cup cross country festival is held annually at Boston's Franklin Park. Started in 1990 by legendary Boston coach Bill Squires to bring open cross country back to the park, the first race drew just nine runners. The event now draws over 1100 entrants from youth development runners to international caliber harriers. The races have been run over the current course since 1995.
A fixture on the East Coast cross country schedule, the festival traditionally runs on the fourth Sunday in October and includes three age group races for youth age 14 and under, the "open" Franklin Park 5K, a championship 5K for women, and a championship 8K for men.
Clubs compete for the coveted Squires Cup.
The meet has been presented by the B.A.A. and adidas America since 1997, and is run by USATF-New England in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Center for Youth and Families
Winners through the years
Individual (The Mayor's Cup) Team (The Squires Cup)
2016 Jim Spisak, NE Distance 23:37 New England Distance 19
Liv Westphal, France 16:53 Battle Road TC 21
2015 Trevor Dunbar, Nike 23:17 New England Distance 35
Liz Costello, New Balance 16:35 New Balance Boston 15
2014 Mitch Goose, Manhattan Project 23:46 Boston Athletic Association 30
Rachel Hannah, U.Toronto TC/CAN 16:36 Boston Athletic Association 15
2013 Cameron Bean, ZAPFitness Reebok 23:56 Bryn Mawr Running Co. 23
Jennifer Bergman, Mizuno - DC 17:10 Central Park TC-New Balance 27
2012 The Mayor's Cup was not held in 2012 due to course/park construction
2011 David Nightingale, N.Y.A.C 23:46 New York A.C. 43
Lauren Centrowitz, Pacers NB 17:10 New Balance Boston 54
2010 Jon Phillips, N.Y.A.C. 23:54 B.A.A. 46
Katie DiCamillo, NewBalance Bos 17:06 New Balance Boston 28
2009 Sean Quigley, Puma New Balance Boston
Irene Kimaiyo, Riadha/KEN Riadha
2008 Jacob Korir, Riadha/KEN 23:54 Westchester TC 52
Mary Cullen, Ireland 16:08 CR New Balance Boston 40
2007 Girma Tola, Westchester TC/ETH B.A.A.
Aziza Aliyli, Westchester TC/ETH Riadha
2006 Stephen Chemlany, Westchester TC/KEN Westchester TC
Aziza Aliyli, Westchester TC/ETH Westchester TC
2005 Jarrod Shoemaker, B.A.A. B.A.A.
Kim Smith, Reebok Providence/NZL Westchester TC
2004 Mark Carroll, Ireland B.A.A.
Atalelech Ketema, Westchester TC/ETH B.A.A.
2003 Keith Kelly, New Balance/IRE B.A.A.
Kate O'Neill, Nike Int'l B.A.A.
2002 Keith Kelly, New Balance/IRE Bryn Mawr AC
Kristin Chisum, New Balance B.A.A.
2001 Sandu Rebenciuc, US Army B.A.A.
Priscilla Hein, Indiana Invaders Indiana Invaders
2000 Francis Kirwa, Life Univ./KEN Reebok Boston
Sarah Dupre, B.A.A./CAN B.A.A.
1999 Sammy Nyamongo, Life Univ./KEN Life University
Chris Junkermann, Club CT Syracuse Chargers
1998 Francis Kirwa, Life U./KEN Reebok Enclave
Leslie Lehane, B.A.A B.A.A
1997 Silah Misoi, Life U./KEN 22:53 CR Team New Balance
Kathy Franey, Nike 16:22 CR asics Club East
1996 Silah Misoi, Life U./KEN Team New Balance
Kate Fonshell, asics Central Mass Striders
1995 Seamus McElligott, Fleet Feet Life College
Lynn Jennings, Nike Boston Running Club
1994 Abidi Bouazza, Westchester Puma Team scoring began in 1995
Lynn Jennings, Nike
1993 Brad Schlapak, NYAC/New Balance
Carmen Troncoso, Nike Texas
1992 Brad Schlapak, NYAC/New Balance
Kathy Franey, Reebok Racing Team
1991 Andy Ball, Nike Running Room
Gwynn Coogan, Nike Boston
1990 Michael Baugh, Unattached-Boston
Michelle DiMuro, Reebok Racing Team