USATF Long Distance Running Notes - July 2-4, 2005


Jim Estes
LDR Programs Manager
USA Track & Field
317-261-0500 x315

USATF Elite Development Club link of the week - The ASICS Aggies

The Aggie Running Club is a Northern California based distance running club. The club was founded in 1976 by alumni of UC Davis. Today there is no formal connection to UC Davis. Many of the newer members continue to come from UC Davis, but also from Cal Poly SLO, Fresno St., San Jose St., Chico St., Humboldt St., Cal St. Bakersfield, Stanford, Oregon St., Wester St. (Col.), Cal St. Hayward, Brown, Wesleyan, Trinity (Dublin), and Oxford.

The club is dedicated to developing athletes to the National level by running hard and having a good time, the club motto being, "the faster we run, the sooner the fun." As club #111 of the Pacific Assoc. (PA) of USATF, the Aggs compete in the PA LDR and XC Grand Prix. The club is also a major power in local track come Spring. Nationally, the club travels to the USATF XC nationals each year, has a few individuals at Outdoor Track Nationals and swamps the US Men's Olympic Marathon Trials, filling 9% of the 1992 field and showing 5 runners in 1996. What makes the ARC world famous, however, is the founding and domination of Centipede competition.

The club uses a time based 5-level program to support it's athletes with shoes, apparel and travel reimbursement. See the membership section to see how to get our club handbook so you can learn more about it

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Long Distance Running Calendar

Upcoming Association Grand Prix Events

2005 USATF Georgia Association LDR Grand Prix Series

2005 USATF Pacific Association Road Race Grand Prix Schedule

2005 USATF New Jersey Grand Prix Schedule

2005 USATF Oregon Grand Prix Schedule

Upcoming USARC Events

September 5, 2005 - USA 20 km Championships, New Haven, CT

September 11, 2005 - USA 5 km Championships, Providence, R.I.

October 2, 2005 - USA Marathon Championships Minneapolis, MN

October 10, 2005 - USA Women's 10 km Championship Boston, MA

November 5, 2005 - USA Men's 10 km Championship Mobile, AL

Upcoming USA Masters Championships

August 7, 2005 - USA Masters 8 km Championships, Honolulu, HI

September 25, 2005 - USA Masters 10 km Championships, Paso Robles, CA

October 2, 2005 - USA Masters Marathon Championships Minneapolis, MN

Upcoming Mountain/Ultra/Trail Events

July 30, 2005 - USA 50 Mile Trail Championships Crystal, Mountain, WA

August 27, 2005 - USA 50 km Trail Championships, San Francisco, CA

October 15, 2005 - USA 50 Mile Championships, Boalsburg, PA

Upcoming Team USA Events - Ultra

July 16-17, 2005 IAU 24-Hour World Challenge Worschach, AUT

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