The USATF-LI Long Distance Running Grand Prix has been designed to encourage broad participation and club/team awareness and, at the same time provide exciting competition in all age groups. All Grand Prix events are subject to USATF competition rules.
All members of USATF are eligible to participate on an individual basis. New or Renewing members can begin scoring in the Grand Prix if they complete membership requirements prior to the start of their first race. No retroactive points will be awarded before a current membership was in place.
The annual USATF membership fees are $40.00 for adults and $25.00 for youth. For your convenience, multi-year memberships are available. You can join here.
Results will be based on participants gun time, which is rounded up to the next full second.
Point will be rewarded to:
Membership on a team shall be subject to the regulations as set by USATF.
Individuals and teams with the highest number of points in their age category will receive awards. Cash prizes will be given to the top five (5) male and female winners in each of the following age groups: 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85-89; 90+.
Team Awards - Prize money will be given to the top 5 open and masters teams (male and female).
The Grand Prix Series will begin in March and end in December. All challenges to race scoring must be made within 60 days of race date.
All USATF Long Island members who participate in a Grand Prix race will be eligible to win one of ten free entries to the next Grand Prix race. The winners will be selected at random from all USATF Long Island members 18 years of age or older. Entries will be good for the next Grand Prix race only. Entries are transferable.
USATF Long Island is actively supporting the USATF Athlete Developmental Program (ADP). This program is intended to assist in the development of the next generation of great American distance runners. USATF Long Island takes this successful national program a step further by providing direct assistance to our own association athletes. USATF Long Island associations athletes who can meet the minimum standards as set by the USATF Long Island LDR committee, in two Grand Prix races, at two different distances, will each receive a $500 award one time per year. The award’s purpose is to assist the qualifying athlete in their training and travel expenses to national championship events.