USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. They develop, select and lead Team USA at the Olympic Games. You don’t, however, have to be an Olympic caliber athlete to join the USATF which includes fifty-seven USATF Associations including the Mid Atlantic Association of which I am a member.
The 2017 Grand Prix series is a selection of running races of various distances from the 5k to the marathon. Athletes compete against runners in their age group inc. the Masters age group of 40+. Each association hosts a Grand Prix series. Register for a USATF membership here.
USATF Mid Atlantic 2017 Grand Prix Series
2/18: Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler
3/18: Haddonfield Adrenaline Run 5K
4/23: Valley Forge Revolutionary Run 5 Mile
5/7: Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10 Mile
6/3: Scott Coffee Moorestown Rotary 8K
9/30: Hands-On House Half-Marathon
10/8: Delaware Distance Classic – 15K
11/5: Norcross-Cooper Bridge Challenge 10K
11/18: Philadelphia Half Marathon
11/18: Rothman Institute 8K
11/19: Philadelphia Marathon