2019 Road Race Grand Prix Schedule Set

11/21/2018
 
 
After 555 votes cast in the past week, the 2019 Grand Prix Road Race Grand Prix slate is set for competition. Those voting members gave the nod to the following seven events:  
 
March 17          New Bedford Half Marathon (New Bedford MA)
March 30          Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K (Upton MA)
May 18             Run Westfield 5K (Westfield MA)
August 10        Bridge of Flowers 5 Mile (Shelburne Falls MA)
August 24        New Hampshire 10 Miler (Auburn NH)
September 22  Lone Gull 10K (Gloucester MA)
October 27      Cape Cod Marathon (Falmouth MA)
 
The 15 km and 10M were the only "wild card" distances to bid and were automatic selections while the others were in a runoff among two or three bids
 
All the races have a reputation for quality and being 'athlete centered' events. The half, 15 km, 10 Mile, and 10 km are repeaters from the 2017 schedule. Bridge of Flowers and Cape Cod Marathon return to the series after a few years away, but both have changes since last a championship; BOF was originally a 10 km, and Falmouth will introduce a new course in 2019. 
Run Westfield presents a flat and fast point to point 5km that should produce some of the year's fastest times by New Englanders.

We wish to thank all the races that bid and those people who helped recruit races and engaged in the selection process.  
 
Should you have comments or suggestions on events to contact for future champiopnships can be sent to gp@usatfne.org.