USA Track & Field announced the nine events and total purse of $523,700 that will make up the 2013 USA Running Circuit (USARC) schedule, which includes a total of $25,000 being awarded to the men’s and women’s series champions.
The 2013 schedule is highlighted with the USA Half Marathon and Marathon Championships, which will take place in Duluth, Minn., and Minneapolis, respectively, and will include the two biggest payouts on the schedule.
Featuring a total of 11 events, which included the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, the 2012 USARC awarded more than $900,000 in total prize money. Aaron Braun and Christo Landry split the prize money in winning the men’s series while Janet Cherobon-Bawcom won her second consecutive women’s series title.
The series kicks off with the USA Cross Country Championships February 2 in St. Louis, Mo., and concludes with the USA Marathon Championships October 6. More information on the running series and a full schedule of each race and prize money awarded can be found below.
About the USARC
The USARC is a USA Track & Field road series featuring USA championships from one mile through the marathon and consistently attracts the best American distance runners.
The first ten U.S. runners earn points at each USARC race (15 for first, 12 for second, 10 for third, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1), with those earning the most points receiving prize money at the end of the series.
The mission of the USARC is to showcase, support and promote U.S. runners. Since its inception in 1995, the USARC and its races have provided over $7 million to U.S. distance runners.
2013 USA Running Circuit schedule
February 2 – USA Cross Country Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – Total prize money $35,000
March 9 – USA 15 km Championships, Jacksonville, Fla. (held in conjunction with the Gate River Run) – $53,000
April 23 – USA 1 Mile Road Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (Grand Blue Mile Street Run) – $25,000
May 11 – USA 25 km Championships, Grand Rapids, Mich. (36th Annual Fifth Third River Bank Run) – $30,200
June 22 – USA Half Marathon Championships, Duluth, Minn. (Grandma’s Marathon/Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon) – $77,500
July 4 – USA 10 km Championships, Atlanta, Ga. (AJC Peachtree Road Race) – $60,000
September 2 – USA 20 km Championships, New Haven, Conn. (36th Annual Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race) – $43,000
September 15 – USA 5 km Championships, Providence, R.I. (CVS Caremark Downtown 5k) – $30,000
October 6 – USA Marathon Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. (Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon) – $145,000
$25,000 total awarded to 2013 USARC men’s and women’s champions
Total purse - $523,700