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2021 Mayor's Cup Cross Country
Mayors Cup Cross Country Festival for Youth and Open runners
Date & Time
October 24, 2021
10/24 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location & Venue
Boston , MA
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On-Time Entry Deadline: 10/21/2021 11:59:00 PM
No day of event entry in 2021
The largest open all-ages cross country race in New England.
The Mayor's Cup is sponsored in part by the
Boston Athletic Association
and supported by the
City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Note: The final format for the 2021 meet has not been finalized
and will include races at different distances than in the past.
Online entry will be at www.simplyregister.net
There is a small online processing fee in addition to the entry fee.
College teams/USATF clubs may contact USATF-NE directly for team entry information
*Youth 1.1 Mile races - NEW FORMAT IN 2021
Division is age on day of race
Races for age 6-10 years old and 11-14 years old
Separate girls and boys races for each division
All youth must run in their proper age group race.
Minimum age is 6 years old
on race day
. Parents may not run with children!
Youth Team scoring is point total of top 3 runners' places. No displacement.
Youth Team scoring divisions: 6-10, 11-12, 13-14
* Championship Races - TENTATIVE FORMAT AS OF SEPTEMBER 15
Women's 5km and Men's 8km championship distances.
Age 16 or older on race day
Suggested times 22:00 or better for women and 32:00 or better for men
Team scoring is limited to current USATF member clubs and college teams/clubs with all scorers current USATF members
Scoring is by points, top 5 runners per team score, 6-7 displace.
Only one team scores per club (no A/B teams).
* Franklin Park 5K
Open to all runners of all abilities age 15 and older
Single race, combined women and men
Team scoring requires 3 runners, one team scores per organization.
Teams may be clubs, schools, school groups, or community groups.
No USATF membership required
TENTATIVE Schedule as of September 15
Covid restrictions may change times or number of races
10:00 a.m. Youth Girls age 6-10
10:20 a.m. Youth Boys age 6-10
10:40 a.m. Youth girls age 11-14
11:00 a.m. Youth Boys age 11-14
11:15 p.m. Women's Championship 6K Race
12:45 p.m. Men's Champioonship 6K Race
12:30 p.m. Franklin Park 5K Race
Youth Races *
Top 3 individuals and top 3 teams, boys and girls, in the following divisions
Individuals - 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Teams - 10/under, 11-12, 13-14
Awards presentation at the trailer - 11:20 a.m.
* Championship Races *
- Open male/female in the race receive Mayor's Cup awards
Prize money to top three eligible finishers
- First place open teams receive the Squires Cup award.
Top three USATF club teams receive prize money.
All team scorers must have current USATF membership.
* Franklin Park 5K *
Medals to age group winners 15-18, 19-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Awards to placers on the top M and F teams