Pear Blossom Run Mayor’s Cup

Participants may run either the 1 mile race, the 2 mile race, or both.  

The Mayors Cup Benefits the Rogue Valley Family YMCA. All registration fees and donations go toward the YMCA’s Strong Communities Fund, which provides program and membership scholarships so all youth and families can participate at the Y regardless of income.

Fee: $8 – NO SHIRT – Registration includes a race bib and finisher ribbon.

$20 – with SHIRT – Registration includes shirt, race bib and finisher ribbon.

“Thanks for allowing me to participate in a wonderful event. I cannot imagine how much effort goes into making things run as smoothly as they do.” – Gary Wheeler, Former Mayor of Medford

 Elementary School Prize Categories

  1. Highest Elementary School Participation – This 1st place school wins the Mayor’s Cup Trophy, plus 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place all win a prize
  2. Highest Elementary Class Participation – Classroom wins a cash prize


2022 Top winning schools by participation:

  • 1st Place Public School: Jefferson Elementary School with Coordinator and PE Teacher Kari Henson won a $250 cash award and a $150 PE equipment gift certificate.
  • 1st Place Private School: Medford Montessori School with Coordinator Jami Donahue won a $250 cash award and a $150 PE equipment gift certificate.
  • 2nd Place: Hoover Elementary School with Coordinators Mercedes Dickinson and Ben Hopper won a $200 cash award and a $150 PE equipment gift certificate.
  • 3rd Place: Sacred Heart Elementary School with Coordinator Chris Sinclair won a $150 cash award and a $150 PE equipment gift certificate.

The prestigious Mayor’s Cup Trophy stays at the winning school all year long.

2022 Most participation:

Hoover Elementary School with Teacher Dan Balydon’s entire class registering along with many of their parents. They won a $150 cash award.

2022 T-shirt design contest winners from over 1,000 entries:

  • 1st place: Laina Davis, a 4th grade student from Hoover Elementary School. The Medford Mayor awarded her a framed copy of her artwork as well as custom running shoes from Rogue Valley Runners, and a $150 gift certificate to the YMCA.
  • 2nd place:  Lucas Gonzaga, a 2nd grade student from Lone Pine Elementary School.  He received a framed copy of his artwork and a $125 gift certificate to the YMCA.

2022 Prize drawings:

    Alisa Yadav from Mae Richardson Elementary School won a $125 gift certificate to the YMCA.

    Kaitlyn Crouch from Kennedy Elementary School won a gift certificate for custom running shoes from Rogue Valley Runners.

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