The Shalane Flanagan High School Team Challenge is ON!

resized_shalaneflanaganThe 4th Annual Back the Track 5K will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 and will once again feature the Shalane Flanagan High School Team Challenge. And guess who will be handing out the trophies this year? Shalane herself!                                                                                                                                              The Team Challenge is named in honor of Marblehead’s Olympic silver medalist, Shalane Flanagan. Shalane epitomizes the word “Champion,” having excelled in high school here in Massachusetts, in college at the University of North Carolina, and on the national and international stage since 2003. She is known for her tenacious racing style, passion for the sport, and genuine humility. The Marblehead Track Association is pleased to honor Shalane and all that she has accomplished through the Team Challenge.

The Team Challenge is open to any current high school athletes graduating between 2018 and 2021. Teams consist of three (3) boys OR three (3) girls from the same high school. In addition to bragging rights, teams will also compete for the Flanagan Cup, a traveling trophy awarded to the top boys’ and girls’ teams based on cumulative time. The winning teams will “own” the Cup for a year, and return it in 2018, at which point it will again be up for grabs. There is no limit to the number of teams a single high school can enter, but each runner can be pre-assigned to only one team.


Shalane Flanagan High School Team Challenge details:

Location:        10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA

Date:               Saturday November 25, 2017

Time:              10:00 AM (running concurrently with the Back The Track 5K)

Entry Fee:      $15.00 for 3 runners

Race Shirts: The first 1,000 entrants to the 2017 Back The Track 5K in any category (including the Team Challenge) will receive a tech fabric T-shirt.

Registration for the Team Challenge in 2017 will be done online. REGISTER TODAY!