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Men's and Women's LDR Athlete Development Program

 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 $200 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 2014 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.

2014 USA Championship Events

Note deadline dates

Championship Host Event Location Date ADP Entries Application Deadline   Notes
USA 10 Mile Cherry Blossom Washington, DC   4/6/14 3 – men & women    $200 stipend
USA 1 Mile Grand Blue – Drake Relays Des Moines, IA 4/22/14 3 – men & women    $200 stipend
USA 25 km Fifth Third River Bank Run Grand Rapids, MI 5/10/14 3 – men & women    $200 stipend
USA 10 km Peace Tree Atlanta, GA 7/4/14 3 – men & women    $200 stipend
USA 20 km Stratton Faxon New Haven, CT 9/1/14 3 – men & women    $200 stipend
USA Marathon Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN 10/5/14 3 – men & women    $200 stipend

To Apply
Fill out the application (PDF)

Send Women's Applications to: Send Men's Applications to:

Linda Kunasek Barnhart

304 S. 259th Street
Waterloo Ne 68069

Brian Jones

PO Box 8692
Canton, Ohio 4471






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