INDIANAPOLIS - The 2011 USATF National Club Track & Field Championshipswill be held at New York City's Icahn Stadium, July 8-9. This will mark the fourth time the championships have been held in New York since 2005. The meet will be hosted by the Central Park Track Club New Balance.
"We are extremely pleased that the Club Championships are returning to one of America's premier track & field venues, in an area that is a hotbed for our sport and the USATF club program," said USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs Andy Martin. "The 2005, 2007, and 2009 Club Championships held at Icahn Stadium were very successful, as participation grew considerably. We look forward to continued growth in 2011 and an exciting event."
At the 2010 championships in San Francisco, Calif., the Central Park Track Club New Balance (Metropolitan) captured the men's team title, and the Norfolk Real Deal TC (Virginia) claimed the women's crown. Both clubs will look to defend their titles this July in New York. When the event was last held at Icahn Stadium in 2009, Shore Athletic Club captured the men's team title and overall combined team crown, as it did in 2007 at Icahn Stadium.
The Club Track & Field Championships is an event that supports USATF's goal to enhance and expand opportunities for open level, club-based team competition.
About Central Park Track Club New Balance
Founded in 1972 just as the running boom started, the Central Park Track Club has been on the cutting edge of the sport ever since. Sponsored by New Balance and Strands.com, CPTC has won two national club track titles, sent dozens of athletes to U.S. open championships and Olympic Trials, and since its inception has been one of the most competitive clubs in New York City. Fred LeBow, founder of the New York City Marathon, was an original member. Today, the club has a diverse membership of more than 350, with regular runs in the famous Manhattan park from which it takes its name.