Tuesday, January 14, 2014

USATF Masters 8 km Championships - $11,500 Prize Money and A Snail's Pace Running Shops - Feb, 23, 2014, Brea CA

The USA Track & Field National Masters 8 km Championships - Prize Money and Awards Increase to $11,500! Welcome to our new sponsor, A Snail's Pace Running Shops!

A Snail's Pace Running Shops are many things to many people: for some they are a local source for specialty running supplies, staffed by knowledgeable, helpful employees. For others A Snail's Pace is a place to learn to run better and faster: ASPRS organize their own Running Academy, to inspire runners to discover their maximum potential. A Snail's Pace is also a valuable supporter of USATF: they have stepped up to provide additional prizes to participants in the 2014 USATF USA Masters 8 km Championships, on February 23, 2014, in Brea CA.

Prizes for the top three finishers in five-year age-group divisions!

The first place finishers in five-year age divisions will receive a cash prize of $100, and a gold medal. Second place finishers will received a $50 Gift Certificate redeemable at A Snail's Pace Running Shop and a silver medal, and third place finishers will receive a $25 Gift Certificate, also redeemable at A Snail's Pace Running Shop and a bronze medal. Age-group divisions: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85-89.

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.