Tuesday, August 17, 2010

USATF Phidippides Award

USATF Masters Road Running

Q: What is the Phidippides Award?
A: The Phidippides Award, inspired by the historic masters runner, is an award available to dedicated members of USATF (over the age of 40) who earn points through their participation in road races throughout the year. Athletes who earn enough points will be recognized by USATF with a personalized Gold, Silver, or Bronze plaque.

More information: http://www.usatf.org/groups/roadrunning/PhidippidesAward/index.asp

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

USATF Road Mile Championships

SCA Road Running Championships & Grand Prix
Road Mile Championships
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Register Now!

Soon members of USA Track & Field, Southern California Association will meet at the El Toro Airfield in Irvine, CA. for the inaugural USATF Road Mile Championships! The Road Mile committee has been hard at work to make this a memorable race, like nothing else in Southern California!

Prize Money Announced
There is one division for open runners, and the prize money is $500 first place, $250 second place, $150 third place, $75 fourth place, and $25 fifth place. The combined total prize money open for runners is also $2,000.

There will be two divisions for prize money in the Elite USATF Masters Competition: Runners age 40-49, and runners age 50+. The first place finisher in each division will receive $250, second place $150, and third place $100. The combined total prize money for runners 40+ is $2,000.

USATF Volunteers Needed
We will need volunteers for the Road Mile Championships race! No race is a success without the help of volunteers. Contact expo director Chris Rael and sign up today! Your help will make this special day of racing a successful day that everyone will remember!

SCA Road Running Grand Prix Info
The Grand Prix provides a total of $2,000 in cash awards and championship medals to the top-5 overall men's and women's individual scorers. Gold, silver, and bronze USATF medals will also be awarded to the top-3 scorers in 26 men's and women's 5-year age-groups. Championship plaques will be awarded to the top-5 scoring clubs. As with individual runners, clubs must also field teams for a minimum of five races.

The Youth division of the Grand Prix requires runners under age 19 to compete in 3 races to be eligible for end-of-year awards. No cash prizes are awarded to youth runners. As with individual runners, youth clubs must also field teams for a minimum of three races.

For more information on the 2010 Southern California Association USATF Road Running Grand Prix Series and to see the current Grand Prix rankings, please visit: http://www.scagrandprix.org

See you at the starting line!

Wayne Joness
Chair, Open Athletics Long Distance Running Committee
Southern California Association / USA Track & Field
Cell: (310) 600-5332
Email: runner@joness.com