The Tommy Cochary High School Mile


2016 Field coming soon...



2016 Field coming soon...



The High School Mile was created in 2010 and featured only athletes from schools located on Cape Cod, but in 2011 it was opened to athletes from across the state. On Saturday evening, August 20th, be sure to be at Falmouth High School James Kalperis track to see just how fast Massachusetts is! 

For the 6th year, this event will be in memory of Tommy Cochary, a local Falmouth runner. The Falmouth Road Race was always an integral part of the lives of Tommy and his family each year, but the summer of 1990 transformed the Cochary Family forever when Tommy's life was cut short by a drunk driving accident. In memory of his active life and fun-loving attitude, the family wants to promote good health and smart choices by awarding a grant in the top high school girl and boy athletes names to be used by thier school to purchase or implement a level of wellness. The schools, in collaboration with the donors, will be able to choose from options such as athletic equipment, team uniforms, or an after-school wellness activity.

Eligible athletes include high school students who are residents of Massachusetts and currently attend, or who will be a 2016 graduate of, a Massachusetts High School. High school milers are invited to apply each year online with runners chosen by mid-July. The goal of the selection process is to invite the best athletes in Massachusetts who also embody the underlying values of the race and Make Smart Choices in their lives.

All athletes chosen to participate in the 2016 Tommy Cochary High School Mile will be outfitted in sneakers, flats, shorts, and singlets by New Balance and have the chance to race in front of thousands of spectators. Field size will be limited to a maximum of 10 high school boys and 10 high school girls; the selection process will consider character as well as athletic performance.

The Tommy Cochary High School Mile is free to spectators.


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