USATF Southern California Announces 2010 Cross Country Grand Prix -- Kicks off Sunday
Correct Prize Money: Open - $350, $150, $100, Masters (40-49) - $200, $75, $50, Masters (50+) - $200, $75, $50. Detailed rules here.
The winning men’s and women’s open teams will earn a $500 travel stipend for travel to the 2010 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Charlotte, N.C.
The Grand Prix features $2,500 in prize money, to be awarded in three divisions: open runners, masters (40-49) and masters (50+). To be eligible for prize money, runners must compete in 2 preliminary races, and the final Association Championship race at Huntington Beach Central Park.
USA Track & Field Southern California Association is proud to announce the launch of a new 2010 Cross Country Grand Prix series. The five-race series kicks off this Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Free Spirit Cross Country Invitational, at Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, CA.
With 62 years of history, the Mt. SAC Cross Country Course is one of the oldest and most famed courses in the world, challenging generations of runners against each other. This is a challenging course over asphalt and dirt trails with flat and rolling hill combinations, plus switch backs and tough hills.
The Open and Masters Cross Country race will start at 7:30 a.m. before the youth competitions. Medals will be given to 1st thru 8th place overall.
Athletes can register on race day for $10.
Mt. SAC is between the Pomona and San Bernardino Freeways and west of the Orange Freeway (57). Click here for directions to Mt. SAC.
The exciting Free Spirit Cross Country Invitational is the first race in the 2010 Cross Country Grand Prix series:
10/17 – Free Spirit Cross Country Invitational
10/24 – Will Rogers State Historic Park
10/30 – Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
11/06 – Elysian Park 5k Eco Trail Run
11/13 – USATF Southern California Association Cross Country Championships, Huntington Beach Central Park
Cross Country Grand Prix Information
The Grand Prix provides a total of $2,500 in cash awards to Open and Masters runners. To be eligible for Grand Prix prize money, runners must compete in a minimum of two preliminary races, plus the final Association Championship race on 11/13 at Huntington Beach Central Park.
The USATF Southern California Association Cross Country Championships (November 13) is part of the USATF Open Club Cross Country Travel Grant Program. The winning men’s and women’s open teams will earn a $500 travel stipend for travel to the 2010 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Charlotte, NC.
Chair, Open Athletics Cross Country Committee
USATF Southern California
Cell (310) 384-6974