USATF New England 2014 Grand Prix Race SeriesNews Flash!
It may be snowing. It may be raining. The blood of a Communist revolution may be flowing through the streets. But the Somerville Road Runners will field Grand Prix teams, no matter what!
The USATF New England Grand Prix is a series of seven championship races through a year (generally March through October) ranging from a 5K to a marathon.
Club teams and individual runners score points in each race during the season (10 individual places, and as many places as there are scoring teams). The primary emphasis from year one (now approaching 20) has been on USATF New England club participation, and scoring includes divisions for open, age 40+, and age 50+ teams. Individual scoring is kept in four divisions for both men and women; open, ages 40-49, ages 50-59, ages 60+, and for men ages 70+. Races enjoy increased participation as a result of their championship status.
The series prize money usually emphasizes team over individual money, team money being limited to USATF-NE clubs. Other awards may also be limited to New England competitors. Additionally, special awards - jackets - go to individual runners who complete all seven of the USATF-NE championship events.
Scoring team runners, Individual scoring runners, and "Ironrunners" must be USATF members. There are no other fees beyond the race entry fees. Many clubs use the series as part of their own internal club grand prix, and they may also subsidize entry fees if they use it as a club "race of the month."
How would you like a free USATF-NE membership? Here's how: Sign up for USATF-NE in 2014 as a Somerville Road Runner (Club #131), run at least five of the seven USATF Grand Prix Races, and we'll pay for your 2015 USATF-NE membership!
USATF-New England Road Racing 2014 Grand Prix Series Schedule
|10 Mile||Sun, Feb 23||11:00 AM||Jones 10 Mile Road Race||Amherst MA||Results||SRR Results|
|1/2 Marathon||Sun, Mar 16||11:00 AM||New Bedford Half Marathon||New Bedford MA||Results||SRR Results|
|5 K||Sun Mar 30||9:30 AM||An Ras Mor 5k||Cambridge MA||Results||SRR Results|
|5 Mile||Sat, Jun 15||9:15 AM||Ribfest 5 Miler||Merrimack, NH||Results||SRR Results|
|15K||Sun, August 31||9:00 AM||GMAA Labor Day 15K||Burlington VT||Results||SRR Results|
|10 K||Sun Sep 14||9:00 AM||Lone Gull 10k||Gloucester MA||Results||SRR Results|
|Marathon||Sun, Nov 2||8:50 AM||City of Manchester Marathon||Manchester NH||Results||SRR Results|