Wednesday, January 1, 2014

USATF Masters 8K Championships Coming to Brea 8K!

The USA Track and Field National Masters 8 km Championships come to the Brea 8K! Sunday, February 23, 2014, 7:30 am.
USATF Southern California is proud to announce that the Brea 8K has been selected as the site of the 2014 USATF National Masters 8 km Championships. Some of the best masters runners in the United States will travel to this beautiful, challenging USATF certified and sanctioned 8 km course to compete for the title of 2014 Masters 8 km Champion!

$10,000 in prize money package! Individual and Team Competition!

Runners will be competing for a prize money package totaling $10,000. In addition to overall prize money, cash awards will be offered for top age group competitors in five year age groups (40-44, 45-49, etc.). In addition there is age-graded prize money, plus prize money offered for the team competition as well! Prize money details.

Who can compete? How do I register?

To participate in the National Masters 8 km Championships, runners must be age 40 years or older on race day, Sunday, February 23, 2014. You must also be a current 2014 member of USA Track and Field, and you need to register for the Masters 8 km Championships through USATF. Registration for the National 8km Championships is available only through the USATF national website for USATF members. Register NOW!

How do I join USATF? Do I need to be an elite athlete?

Anyone can join USA Track and Field, the governing body for Road Racing in the United States! Membership is $30 a year, and no special abilities are required for membership. When you join USATF, you support road running across the United States. Every year thousands of children participate in the Junior Olympics, organized by USATF. And every year runners in Southern California use their USATF membership to enjoy discounts for race registration in some of the most popular races in California through the Road Running Grand Prix. And all USATF members get a 10% discount off exclusive Nike USATF running gear available only from USATF. Join USATF today!
Do not miss this rare opportunity!

To be selected as the site of a national competition is a rare honor, and the Brea 8K has earned it as a key part of the USATF Southern California Road Running Grand Prix since 2010. If you are a masters runner, this is your chance to race with some of the best runners in the nation. If you are not a masters runner, you can still register and race the Brea 8K Classic! The masters competition starts at 7:30 am, the general Brea 8K Classic starts at 8:00 am.