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Runners can get started training with .US training program

INDIANAPOLIS – USA Track & Field and .US on Friday announced training plans to help novice and intermediate-level runners reach the finish line in top form at the .US National Road Racing Championships, to be held Nov. 17 in Alexandria, Va.

Open to all runners of all abilities, the .US National Road Racing Championships will unite USA Track & Field members, regional road racers, fitness enthusiasts, weekend warriors and the best professional runners in the country.

Written by USATF sport scientists, the nine-week “Get Started With .US” training plans include training plans for the race’s 5 km and 12 km distances, catering to two different levels of runners, depending on experience and fitness level.

“The vast majority of athletes running in road races in this country are running for fitness and the sense of community the sport offers,” said Alex Berry, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Services for Neustar, which operates the .US domain name on behalf of the United States Department of Commerce. “We are pleased to team up with USA Track & Field to help provide a roadmap for everyone, regardless of fitness level, to run successfully at the .US National Road Racing Championships.”

“Whether it is someone hoping to get to the finish line of the 5 km or someone trying to set a personal record at either distance, these training plans provide a plan for runners to achieve their goals,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel.

To view full training plans or for more information about the .US National Road Racing Championships, visit . Follow the .US National Road Racing Championships on Twitter: @dotUSchamps and

About the race
The culminating event of USATF’s USA Running Circuit and USATF’s flagship road race, featuring $100,000 in prize money, the race offers an opportunity for everyone to test their limits and enjoy a scenic run through historic Alexandria.

The .US experience includes:
  • Specially designed medals for all finishers in the 12 km race, 5 km run/walk and ½ mile kids' run
  • Food and refreshments, including beer garden
  • Dog-friendly Festival
  • Awards stage and entertainment
  • Mix and mingle with the top elite racers in the U.S.
  • USATF Merchandise truck, selling limited-edition Nike gear

Races offered:
  • 12 km Championship Race
  • USA 12 km Masters Championship Race
  • 12 km Community Race
  • 5 km Family Fun Run
  • ½-Mile Kids' Fun Run

Start Times:
  • Series of races to begin at 7 a.m.
  • ½-Mile Kids' Fun Run: 9:45 a.m.

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit

About .US
.US is the country code domain name for the United States of America. .US is managed and operated by Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR), an information services company, on behalf of the United States Department of Commerce. Neustar operates the .US global registry in the public interest and provides critical infrastructure services. Visit for more information on .US, and visit for more information on Neustar.

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