CM Invitational

Established in 1958 by Br. James Barry, the Catholic Memorial Invitational is one of the longest-running cross country races in New England and is known for its efficiency and its longstanding tradition as one of the few invitational races in New England sponsored by a high school.

The 2023 version of the race, held annually in October at Franklin Park, will be the 62nd edition. Freshmen run the 3K course, while the varsity and JV races are the standard 5K course.


The 62nd annual Catholic Memorial Invitational will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Franklin Park.

This meet has been sanctioned by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association for MA, RI, CT, VT, and NH teams in good standing with their state association.

The CM Invite is sponsored by Marathon Sports.

  1. 9:00 a.m. — Freshman Girls 3K (sub-19 minutes)
  2. 9:25 a.m. — Freshman Boys 3K (sub-15 minutes)
  3. 9:45 a.m. — NEW FOR 2023: JV Girls 5K (sub-30 minutes)
  4. 10:30 a.m. —  NEW FOR 2023: JV Boys 5K (sub-27 minutes)
  5. 11:00 a.m. — Varsity Girls 5K (10 runners per team)
  6. 11:30 a.m. — Varsity Boys Red Race 5K (10 runners per team)
  7. 12:00 p.m. — Varsity Boys Silver Race 5K (10 runners per team) (if entries dictate)

Varsity teams are assigned to races without regard to enrollment. Additional varsity races may be added if entries necessitate.
Varsity Awards:
  • Championship plaques – First and second-place teams.
  • Championship shirts – First-place team
  • Trophies to the top five finishers
  • Medals for places sixth through 25th
JV Awards:
  • Medals for places first through 25th (No JV team awards).
Freshman Awards:
  • Medals for places first through 25th (No freshman team awards).
Entry Fees:
  • $35 per individual if fielding fewer than five athletes in a race.
  • Freshman and JV teams with five or more athletes: $100 entry fee per team per gender
  • Varsity teams with five or more athletes: $150 entry fee per team per gender
Please note these are entry fees, not participation fees. Once the entries close, each school is responsible for paying the total fee for its entries, regardless of how many individuals compete.  
More meet information and registration forms can be found on

Course Map and Records

Franklin Park 5K Course Records

2023 – Ryan Pajak
Ringgold (PA)
1999 – Shalane Flanagan Marblehead (MA)

Catholic Memorial Invitational Meet Records

Boys' 5K
1997 – Abrizak Mohamud
English HS
Girls' 5K
2008 – Emily Jones
Bromfield School
Freshmen Boys' 3K
2019 – Nathan Lopez
St. John's Prep
Freshmen Girls' 3K
1996 – Maura Murray

Past Results

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