Boston Mayor's Cup Cross Country
Now 22 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 1000 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 now includes three age group races for youth age 14 and under, the "open" Franklin Park 5K, a championship 5K for women, and championship 8K for men, and youth races for age 14 and under. 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)
2012 Due top course construction, the Mayor's Cup was not held in 2012
2011 David Nightingale, N.Y.A.C. New York A.C.
Lauren Centrowitz, Pacers New Balance New Balance Boston
2010 Jon Phillips, N.Y.A.C. B.A.A.
Katie DiCamillo, New Balance Boston New Balance Boston
2009 Sean Quigley, Puma New Balance Boston
Irene Kimaiyo, Riadha/KEN Riadha
2008 Jacob Korir, Riadha/KEN Westchester TC
Mary Cullen, Ireland New Balance Boston
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 Univ./KEN Reebok Enclave
Leslie Lehane, B.A.A B.A.A
1997 Silah Misoi, Life Univ./KEN Team New Balance
Kathy Franey, Nike asics Club East
1996 Silah Misoi, Life Univ./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