The Shalane Flanagan High School Team Challenge is ON!

resized_shalaneflanaganThe 3rd Annual Back the Track 5K will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 and for the first time will feature the Shalane Flanagan High School Team Challenge.                                                                                                                                               The Team Challenge is named in honor of Marblehead’s Olympic bronze 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 2017 and 2020. Teams consist of five (5) boys or five (5) 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 2017, 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 26, 2016

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

Entry Fee:      $75.00 for 5 runners

Registration form and waiver: All Team Challenge entrants must submit an entry form (one per team) and a signed waiver (one for each runner) via mail. Use the links on this page to download the form. There is no online entry this year for the Team Challenge.

Race Shirts: The first 500 entrants to the 2016 Back The Track 5K in any category (including the Team Challenge) will receive a Brooks tech shirt.

Please mail your entry to:

Marblehead Track Association

Three Bessom Street, No. 154

Marblehead, MA 01945