2008 USA Race Walking Grand Prix Series
Dates: February 1 - October 26, 2008
The USA Race Walking Grand Prix (USARWGP), now in its 5th year, is an effort by USATF to crown an overall champion for each competitive year based upon the National Championship schedule of events. Races are contested from 1 mile to 50 kilometers for men and women.
The 2008 USARWGP will have 11 races in the traditional Open division, of which 7 will include team scoring. The Junior Grand Prix, for athletes under 20 years of age, will include 8 events, with distances ranging from 5,000 m to 20 km.
The wide range in distances provides the top race walkers in the U.S. an opportunity to compete against each other all year long and aids in developing the next group of international-level athletes.