2019 USATFNE Cross Country Grand Prix

6/7/2019
 

USA Track & Field-New England

June 7th, 2019


2019 USATF New England Cross Country Grand Prix


This past Monday, USATF-NE Cross Country Chair, Christopher Wargo of the HFC Striders, presented the race slate for the 2019 Cross Country Grand Prix. The board confirmed the slate after a vote. A total of $4,500 in prize money is up for grabs. (Team and Individual)


The 2019 USATF New England Cross Country Grand Prix kicks off on September 8th in Carlisle, MA  at the GBTC Invitational. The Greater Boston Track Club Invitational is known for giving out pie to the winning teams.( #doitforthepie) Next up on September 29th is the inaugural Brown University Running Club Brown Bear Invitational in Westfield MA. This race is a collaboration between the university’s running club and USATF-NE that aims to have our runners square off against the NIRCA collegiate clubs in the area. We at USATF-NE are quite excited! After this showdown, the series moves to Wayland High School on October 13th for the Wayland XC Festival where runners of all ages and abilities will tackle the infamously tough 5k course. Batting clean up in this year’s series is the USATF-NE XC championships in historic Franklin Park on November 10th. Last year, the course was flooded and included plenty of mud puddles, making for some fun in the mud. Finally, newcomer to the series - Rachel’s Run - will close out the series on November 23rd in Tyngsboro, MA. All of these races put New England clubs and athletes in prime position to succeed at the 2019 National Club Cross Country Championships on December 14th in Bethlehem, PA.

Prize Structure

 

Team (Female and Male) Open Masters Senior Veterans
First $400 $200 $150 $100
Second $250 $150 $100 $50
Third $150 $100 $50  
Fourth $100 $50    
Fifth  $50      

Individual  (Female and Male) Open 40+ Age Graded
First $100 $100
Second $50 $50
Third $25 $25

 


The Series:

GBTC XC Invite
September 8
Men/Women/Masters 5k (plus youth races)
Great Brook Farm, Carlisle MA  
http://bit.ly/GBTC_XCFESTIVAL
 
Brown University / Brown Bear Invitational
September 29
Men’s 8k, Women's 6k
Stanley Park, Westfield MA
http://bit.ly/BrownBearXCInvite
 
Wayland Cross Country Festival
October 13
Men/Women/Masters 5K (plus youth race)
Wayland High School, Wayland MA
2019 USATF New England Cross Country Championships
November 10
Men’s 10k, Men’s Masters 8k, Open/Masters Women’s 6k,
Franklin Park, Boston MA
http://www.newengland.usatf.org
 
Rachel's Run
November 23
Men/Women/Masters 5k
Tyngsboro, MA

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2019 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
December 14th
Men’s 10k, Men’s Masters 8k, Open/Masters Women’s 6k,
Bethlehem, PA
http:\\www.usatf.org

Comments/Questions: communications@newengland.usatf.org