USATF Masters Newsletter

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USATF Masters Indoor Championships in Winston-Salem Draw Third-Most Entries in History of the Meet

The 2019 USATF Masters Indoor Championships will take place March 1-3, at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with the third-largest field in the history of the meet. With 1,026 entries, the 2019 championships rank behind only the 2013 and 2018 meets in Landover, Maryland.
Among the 1,026 athletes entered are 22 members of the Masters Track & Field Hall of Fame, 24 world record holders, 55 American indoor record holders, eight World indoor champions from 2017 in Daegu, 20 World outdoor champions from 2018 in Malaga, and 153 returning champions from last year in Landover. 
In addition to a full schedule of events on the track and in the field, there will be a party and meeting for athletes after competition on Saturday at the Foothills Tasting Room, located at 3800 Kimwell Drive, only ¼ mile from JDL Fast Track.

219 Athletes to Represent Team USATF at the WMA Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland

Team USATF Masters' roster stands at 219 athletes for the WMA Indoor Championships March 24-30 in Torun, Poland. This is the largest U.S. contingent ever at a World Indoor Championships in Europe - slightly more than 50% larger than the 142 in Budapest in 2015. Athletes will all be eligible for prize money for medals through the World #1 Program. More details about Team USATF Torun will be in the March Newsletter.


USATF Masters 8 km Championships

The first road race, and third event, of the 2019 Masters Grand Prix circuit is the USATF Masters 8 km Championships at Virginia Beach on Saturday, March 16, 2019, hosted by the Shamrock Marathon's Towne Bank 8K. This is a flat, fast course with hotels conveniently situated for runners to easily access the race and awards ceremony. A large party tent on the beach is the setting for the post-race celebration with complimentary Yuengling Beer and Murphy's Irish Stew.
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USATF Cross Country Championships Results

Masters athletes competed at the 2019 USATF Cross Country Championships at the Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, FL on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Overall Race Winners: Women Marisa Sutera Strange; Men Jacques SallbergAge-Grading Champions-Women Sabra Harvey; Men Nat LarsonIndividual Champions: Women 40-44 Jill Braley; 45-49 Nancy Thomas; 50-54 Amy Fakterowitz; 55-59 Marisa Sutera Strange; 60-64 Susan 'Lynn' Cooke; 65-69 Sabra Harvey; 70-74 Sharon Gerl; 75-79 Catherine Radle; Men 40-44; Jacques Sallberg 45-49; John Gardiner 50-54; Christian Cushing-Murray55-59; Nat Larson 60-64; Joe Sheeran 65-69; Chuck Smead 70-74; Lloyd Hansen 75-79 Ed BlighTeam Champions: Women 40+ Impala Racing; 50+ Athena Track Club; 60+ Team Red Lizard; 70+ Atlanta Track Club; Men 40+ Cal Coast Track Club; 50+ Atlanta Track Club; 60+ Atlanta Track Club; 70+ Atlanta Track Club. Complete results may be viewed at:

USATF Masters 10 km Championships

The fourth event on the 2019 USATF Masters Grand Prix circuit is the USATF Masters 10 km Championships at Dedham, MA on Sunday, April 28, 2019. This race, hosted by the James Joyce Ramble is their seventh consecutive Masters National Championship. Unique for the presence of costumed actors reading from James Joyce's Ulysses along the race course, it has become a post-Boston Marathon spring tradition in New England. Although it is described as a 'rolling hills' course, three current American Records have been set at this course, including one last year, when the first two runners in Men's 70-74 cracked the record. Come see if another will fall this year, and stay around to enjoy the food, liquid refreshments, Awards Ceremony, and live band!
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Road to Gold: An Atlanta 2020 Test Event
Other events of interest include Road to Gold: An Atlanta 2020 Test Event, which will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019. It is an 8.2-mile run that covers the final loop of the course for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials - Marathon. An Olympic Hopeful Division will feature athletes with hopes of winning the gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games. The open division gives every runner the unique opportunity to chase their "gold" on the same streets that will take six Americans to Tokyo. The website can be found here:


2019 Masters Grand Prix Schedule

Dec 8 Masters Club Cross Country Championships Spokane, WA
Feb 2 USATF Cross Country National Championships  Tallahassee, FL
Mar 16 USATF Masters 8 km Championships Shamrock Marathon/Towne Bank 8K Virginia Beach, VA
Apr 28 USATF Masters 10 km Championships James Joyce Ramble Dedham, MA
Aug 17 USATF Masters 5 km Championships Atlanta's Finest 5K Atlanta, GA
Aug  23 USATF Masters 1 Mile Championships HAP Crim Festival of Races Flint, MI
Oct 12 USATF Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships San Diego, CA
Oct 26 USATF Masters 15K Championships Tulsa Federal Credit Union Run Tulsa, OK

Other Events of Interest to Masters LDR
Mar 1-3                USATF Masters Indoor Championships                                    Winston-Salem, NC

Mar 2                    Olympic Marathon Trials Test-8.2 mile   Road to Gold           Atlanta, GA

Mar 24-30            WMA Indoor Championships                                                     Torun, Poland

Jul 11-14              USATF Masters Outdoor Championships                                  Ames, IA

Jul 18-21              NCCWMA Outdoor Championships                                          Toronto, Canada

Dec 14                  USATF National Club Cross Country Championships              Bethlehem, PA  

The Masters LDR Committee welcomes championship bids at all distances for 2020 and beyond. The Committee is especially interested in 5K, 8K, Half Marathon, and Marathon bids for 2020. Please contact Mary Rosado, Chair at



2019 USATF Masters Grand Prix standings

Current 2019 USATF Masters Grand Prix standings after the first two events may be viewed at:

2018-2019 USATF Masters Race Walk Grand Prix Series

The USATF Masters Grand Prix Series goes from November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019. Monetary awards will be presented to the top three women and top three men racewalkers.  The top three teams will also be recognized. The following national races are included in the series.

Mar 1-3 1500/3000m Racewalk Winston Salem, NC
Mar 17 20K Racewalk Tustin, CA
May 19 15K Racewalk Riverside, CA
May 26 30K Racewalk Hauppauge, NY
June 9 1-Hour Racewalk Waukesha, WI
July 11-14 5000m/10K Racewalk Ames, IA
Sep 1 40K Racewalk Owego, NY
Sep 8 or 15 5K Racewalk Chicago, IL

Information on any other regional or local racewalks will be added to the Masters Racewalk website as it becomes available.  Please send information to Jo Burrows ( or Dave Talcott (

To score in the USATF Masters Racewalk Grand Prix, athletes must be 35 or older.  Points will be awarded to the top ten based on the current age grading tables for men and women (10 for first, 9 for second, 8 for third, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1). A bonus of two points will be awarded to any individual who breaks the American record for his/her 5-year age group at the race distance and five points if a world age group record is broken. 

Questions regarding the USATF Masters Racewalk Grand Prix should be directed to Dave Talcott at


Upcoming Events
USATF 20 km Race Walk Championships

Orange County Sheriff Training Academy

Tustin, California

March 17, 2019


Plan Ahead

Mark your calendars for the following future events:

2019 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

JDL Fast Track

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

March 1-3, 2019

2019 WMA Indoor Championships**

Torun, Poland

March 24-30, 2019
2019 USATF East/Southeast Super Regional Masters Outdoor Championships

Howard Community College

Columbia, Maryland

June 1-2, 2019

2019 USATF Midwest Region Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Olivet College

Olivet, Michigan

June 8, 2019

2019 National Masters Outdoor Combined Events Championships

Carroll College

Waukesha, Wisconsin

June 8-9, 2019
2019 USATF West Region Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships

West Los Angeles College

Culver City, California

June 15-16, 2019 (Location is firm; Dates are tentative)
2019 USATF Southwest Region Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Hutto High School
Hutto, Texas

June 29-30, 2019 

2019 USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

July 11-14, 2019

2019 NCCWMA Championships

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

July 18-21, 2019

2019 National Masters Throws Championships

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois 

August 3-4, 2019

2019 USATF Northwest Region Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships
West Seattle Stadium
Seattle, Washington

August 10, 2019 
 2019 USATF Mid America Region Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado

August 24-25, 2019 (Location is firm; Dates are tentative) 

2020 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

March 13-15, 2020

2020 USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships

North Carolina A&T University

Greensboro, North Carolina

July 9-12, 2020

2020 WMA Outdoor Championships

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

July 20-August 1, 2020
2021 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
The Armory
New York, New York

March 19-21, 2021

2021 WMA Indoor Championships**

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

April 6-13, 2021
2021 USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Sacramento State University
Sacramento, California

Late July/Early August 2021

2022 WMA Outdoor Championships

Gothenburg, Sweden

August 17-27, 2022
** Indicates WMA Championship


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