The Mayor’s Cup Championship (the Meet) is a competition to determine the top running club (Club) in the City of Philadelphia.  The Meet is composed of five running races of varying distances (Events) – 3.1 miles, 5 miles, 6.2 miles, 10 miles, and 13.1 miles.  Each Club may enter an unlimited number of Competitors into the Meet.  However, each Competitor may only run on behalf of one Club and may only enter one Event.


The first male Competitor and first female Competitor from each Club to finish in each Event shall constitute a Club’s Scoring Competitors.  Each Scoring Competitor will be assigned a score equal to 1 plus the number of Scoring Competitors from other Clubs of the same gender who they finish before, plus the number of Clubs who do not have a Competitor of that gender in that Event. The Club’s Score will be the sum of Scores of their Scoring Competitors.

May the Best Club Win.

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