USATF-NJ Long Distance Running Championship Bidding
The annual bid process for USATF-NJ Championship road races has now begun for 2014. Each year, 12-13 races are awarded championship status, granting these races the highest levels of New Balance Grand Prix points for their USATF-NJ competitors, and providing the only Team/Club competition opportunities. The selection meeting will be held in Mid to late November and all bidders will be notified within a few days of the meeting whether their bid was awarded or if there are any follow-up questions.
All USATF-NJ Sanctioned road races 5k and longer are eligible for this Championship status. The most important criteria that the Long Distance Running executive committee looks for in a championship race are:
Proven to be a well organized, safe and successful race
Adequate space for a safe and competitive start, finish and running route
Use of a scoring company that understands and has the software to score results following USATF-NJ Team/Club competition rules (Team Declaration rules, double dipping, etc.)
Previous participation in the USATF-NJ Grand Prix (not an absolute requirement, but certainly desirable)
Prize money, if awarded, must be provided to USATF-NJ members in equal or greater amounts than to non-USATF-NJ members
To be considered for Championship status, please print off, fill out, and mail in all of the following forms and the appropriate fees so they are RECEIVED BY Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. No faxed bids will be accepted.
- USATF New Jersey LDR Grand Prix Agreement
- Event Information Sheet
- Please also review the Guidelines for Using the USATF Insignia and/or Grand Prix Logo.
All Championship events must include the 700 point NBGP logo on the race application. Send an email to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to obtain an electronic version of the logo. Prior to printing your final application and any advertisements, you must email (preferred) or fax a draft of the race application and/or advertisement to the USATF-NJ office for approval. One of the Long Distance Running executives will be reviewing and approving all Championship race applications. Therefore, you must allow additional time for review and approval of your application.
Your sanction must be done online by the time the bid application is received. Click here to begin the online sanction process. If you have trouble doing the sanction online, please contact the USATF New Jersey office.
or call the office if you have any questions:
973-334-8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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