USATF New England 2014 Grand Prix Race Series
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. The primary emphasis from year one (now approaching 25) 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."
Club-paid Entry: SRR pays entry fees for a select few of the races each year. In 2015, All entry fees will be paid for club members for the 10 Mile and Marathon. The only requirements are the you also be a USATF member and that you have declared SRR as your USATF club.
You have until NOON Saturday, Feb 28 to get your name on the list for the Vermont CIty Marathon! Enter yourself here:
Free USATF-NE membership: If you run at least five of the seven USATF Grand Prix Races as a USATF member (and with SRR as your member club), and we'll reimburse your USATF membership for the following year.
USATF-New England Road Racing 2014 Grand Prix Series Schedule
|10 Mile||Sun, Feb 22||11:00 AM||Five College Realtors 10 Miler||Amherst MA||Results||SRR Results||Age Graded Results!|
|1/2 Marathon||Sun, Mar 15||11:00 AM||New Bedford Half Marathon||New Bedford MA||Results||SRR Results|
|Marathon||Sun May 24||8:00 AM||People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon (26th)||Burlington VT||Results||SRR Results|
|5 Kilometers||Thu, Jun 11||6:30 PM||Hollis Fast 5K, Hollis NH||Merrimack, NH||Results||SRR Results|
|5 Miles||Sun, August 9||9:00 AM||Bobby Doyle 5 Miler||Narragansett, RI||Results||SRR Results|
|120 Kilometers||Sun Sep 6||9:00 AM||Seasons 20k||Acton, MA||Results||SRR Results|
|10 Kilometers||Sun, Sep 20||9:00 AM||Lone Gull 10k||Gloucester, MA||Results||SRR Results|