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The goal of the Athlete Development Program (ADP) is to assist in the development of the next generation of GREAT American distance runners. The ADP has been a vital part of USATF since 1993.  It is a program, which enables Men’s and Women’s LDR Committees to work collaboratively to provide emerging elite athletes the ability to experience competition at the national level.  The ADP provides the athlete with $150 travel stipend, shared room for two nights, ground transportation, meals and waived entry to selected USA


In order for the athletes to be eligible, they must:

  1. Have a 2011 USATF membership.
  2. Be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 18-29 post scholastic.
  3. Have met one of the following times on a certified course (Please note that the age and time standards have been tightened from previous years) :
      Women Men
    1 Mile 4:48.50 or better 4:11 or better
    5 km 16:50 14:32
    10 km 35:15 30:00
    15 km 54:27 47:03
    Half Marathon 1:18:30 1:07:45
    Marathon 2:51:00 2:24:00
  4. Athletes need to be in top physical shape to compete. If illness or injury occurs the ADP coordinator needs to be notified.

2011 USA Championship Events
Note deadline dates

Championship Host Event Location Date ADP Entries Application Deadline   Notes
USA 15 km Gate River Run Jacksonville, FL   3/12/11 5 2/12/11  
USA 25 km Fifth Third River Bank Run Grand Rapids, MI 5/14/11 4 4/1/11 $200 stipend
USA 1 Mile Medtronic TC 1 Mile Minneapolis MN 5/12/11 3 4/12/11 $200 stipend
USA Men’s 10 km AJC Peachtree Atlanta, GA 7/4/11 none    
USA 7 Mile Quad City Times, Bix 7 Davenport, IA 7/24/11 none    
USA 20 km Stratton Faxon New Haven, CT 7/6/11 4 8/6/11 no stipend;
room, meals & entry provided
USA 5 km CVS Caremark Downtown 5K Providence, RI   9/18/11 3 8/18/11 contact: Charlie Breagy
USA Men's and
Women's 10 Mile
Medtronic TC 10 Mile Minneapolis, MN  10/2/11 2 8/3/11 $200 stipend
USA Women’s 10 km Tufts Health Plan for Women Boston, MA 10/10/11 6 9/10/11  

To Apply

Fill out the application (PDF)

Send Women's Applications to: Send Men's Applications to:
Linda Barnhart
18505 Van Camp Dr.
Omaha, NE 68130
Brian Jones
PO Box 8692
Canton, Ohio 4471
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