2019 Masters Newsletter

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2019 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships

The USATF Masters Outdoor Championships are slated for July 11-14 at Iowa State University's Cyclone Sports Complex in Ames, Iowa. 889 athletes have entered from more than 140 clubs. Additional athlete information can be found here.

2019 NCCWMA Outdoor Championships 

Entries have closed for the 2019 North America, Central America, Caribbean WMA (NCCWMA) Regional Championships, July 18-21, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. More than 1100 athletes have entered, including more than 500 members of Team USATF - the largest contingent. The meet will be held at two of the sites that will be used for the 2020 WMA Outdoor Championships - the Toronto Track & Field Centre at York University and Varsity Stadium in downtown Toronto. These are located 30 minutes apart on a subway line, with stations very close to both facilities. In addition to the track and field events there are three non-stadia events - a cross country race, a 10K road race, and a 10K race walk on the roads. 
Visit the meet website for more information and click here for Team USATF Toronto 2019 information. 
For more information for US athletes, see the Information for Team USATF Athletes.
For any remaining non-stadia questions, please contact team manager Mary Rosado at mvrosadoesq@prodigy.net or 917 400-3961. 




USATF Masters 5 km Championships

The 2019 Masters Grand Prix circuit heads to Atlanta, Georgia for the USATF Masters 5 Km Championships hosted by the Atlanta Track Club's Atlanta's Finest 5K on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Known for its AJC Peachtree Run, the Atlanta Track Club and the City of Atlanta will also be welcoming the 2020 Olympic Trials to the city this coming February 29th. ATC knows how to organize a race! Come and experience the thrill of competing in a USATF Masters Championship with the best masters runners in the country. Plan on it now. Work on your speed at the Outdoor Championships and bring that speed to run a Championship 5K race. Consult the event website: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2019/USATF-Masters-5-km-Championships.aspx
Entry form: 


2019 USATF Masters Mile Championships

On Friday evening, August 23rd, the HAP Crim Festival of Races and its Michigan Mile will host the 2019 USATF Masters Mile Championships on the roads of Flint, Michigan. This will be their sixth consecutive year organizing the fastest masters runners in the country to run fast and furious over the roads, competing for national titles.
Consult the event website: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2019/USATF-Masters-1-Mile-Championships.aspx
Entry form: https://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Event-Registration-Form.aspx?e=116830

2019 USATF Masters 15 km Championships

On Saturday, October 26th, the Tulsa Federal Credit Union's Tulsa Run will host for the seventh and final time, the 2019 USATF Masters 15 Km Championships. Race director Heath Aucoin, has moved on, but Tulsa will put on the same great show. The pasta dinner the night before, the convenience from the downtown hotels to the start and finish, and the head start for the Championship over a challenging race course that showcases the neighborhoods of Tulsa are all still there. This has been one of the gemstones of the Masters Grand Prix Circuit; celebrate a great Championship run of seven years. 
Please consult the event website at: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/National-Championships.aspx?year=2019
Entry Form is at: https://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Event-Registration-Form.aspx?e=116939

USATF Masters Long Distance Running Phidippides Program
USATF's Phidippides Program continues to reward Masters athletes of all abilities for their participation in organized road races. Runners accumulate points during the year for each race they complete. Once their accumulated points achieve the standard they are seeking to achieve, they submit their application to USATF. In the past over 700 masters runners each year have earned awards. As of the end of May, 57 runners have already submitted their applications for a 2019 Award. Why not you? There is still plenty of time to run races, earn points, and apply for the Award. For more details on the program, and how to apply, please consult: http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/Masters/LDR/Phidippides-Award.aspx

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

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 mvrosadoesq@prodigy.net.



2019 USATF Masters Grand Prix standings

Current 2019 USATF Masters Grand Prix standings 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
June 9 1-Hour Racewalk Waukesha, WI
June 30 40K Racewalk Owego, NY - NEW DATE
July 11-14 5000m/10K Racewalk Ames, IA
Sep 8 or 15 5K Racewalk Chicago, IL
Oct 27 30K Racewalk Hauppauge, NY - NEW DATE

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 (jnburrows11@gmail.com) or Dave Talcott (dwtalcott@gmail.com

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 dwtalcott@gmail.com

Anti-Doping Report

Masters athletes are subject to doping control testing both in and out of competition and may be sanctioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for violations. For more information about anti-doping and the processes involved, visit the USADA website. To check on whether any medications or supplements you are taking are banned, visit the globalDRO website . You can find the link to USADA suspensions here.

Upcoming Events


2019 USATF Masters Outdoor 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 Championships

West Seattle Stadium

Seattle, Washington

August 10, 2019


2019 USATF Mid America Region Masters Outdoor Championships

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado

August 24-25, 2019 (location is firm; dates are tentative)


Plan Ahead

Mark your calendars for the following future events:


2020 USATF Masters Indoor Championships

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

March 13-15, 2020


2020 USATF Masters Outdoor 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 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 Championships

Sacramento State University

Sacramento, California

Late July/Early August 2021


2022 WMA Outdoor Championships

Gothenburg, Sweden

August 17-27, 2022

** Indicates WMA Championship



  • Athletes who participate in USATF Championships and Team USATF competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.
  • Please review the USADA page to find information regarding drug testing and which medications may require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) or are banned.
  • Click here for housing and ground transportation information on the event website.
  • All meet hotels are located within a 10-minute drive of the track. For those that do not wish to drive, a shuttle will be available daily from 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. between those hotels listed on the housing page and the track.
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