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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

Eligibility

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

1.      Have a USATF membership for the current competition year, 2017 or 2018.
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.

2017 USATF Championship Events

Note deadline dates

Championship Host Event Location Date ADP Entries Application Deadline   Notes
USATF 10 Mile Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN   10/1/17 3 – men & women 10/1/17    $200 stipend
USATF 5 km Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5k New York, NY 11/4/17 3 – men & women 11/3/17  $200 stipend
USATF Marathon California International Marathon Sacramento, CA 12/3/17 3 – men & women 11/3/17  $200 stipend
 

2018 USATF Championship Events

Note deadline dates

Championship Host Event Location Date ADP Entries Application Deadline   Notes
USATF 15 km Gate River Run Jacksonville, FL   3/10/18 3 – men & women 2/8/18    $200 stipend
USATF 1 Mile Grand Blue Mile Des Moines, IA 4/24/18 3 – men & women 3/25/18  $200 stipend
USATF Half Marathon UPMC Health Plan Half Marathon Pittsburgh, PA 5/6/18 3 – men & women 4/6/18  $200 stipend
USATF 25 km Fifth Third Bank River Run Grand Rapids, MI 5/12/18 3 – men & women 4/12/18  $200 stipend
USATF 10 Mile Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN 10/7/18 3 – men & women 9/7/18  $200 stipend
USATF Marathon California International Marathon Sacramento, CA 12/2/18 3 – men & women 11/2/18  $200 stipend
 

To Apply
Fill out the application (PDF)

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

Linda Kunasek

kunaseklinda@yahoo.com

304 S. 259th Street
Waterloo, NE 68069

Brian Jones

brian.ejones@yahoo.com

PO Box 8692
Canton, Ohio 4471


 

 

 

 

 

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