USATF Long Distance Running Notes

08-23-2005

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

2005 USA 50 km Trail Championships

The 2005 USA 50 km Trail Championships will be hosted by the Golden Gate Headlands 50 km this Saturday, August 27, in San Francisco, Calif.

The championship, which will be held at the Golden Gate National Recreation area and Mt. Tamalpais California State Park, follows a scenic and brutally hilly 50 km trail run in the coastal headlands of the Golden Gate National Recreation area and the Mt. Tamalpais California State Park. Seven major hills in the race add up to a cumulative climb of over 7,000 feet.

For more information visit www.usatf.org.

Katie McGregor Wins Guidant 10 km in Minnesota state record time

Team USA Minnesota's Katie McGregor won the Guidant Heart of Summer 10 km women's race in Minneapolis on Saturday in a Minnesota state record time of 32:17. The previous record was 32:52. McGregor, who is the 2005 U.S. 10,000 meter champion with a best of 31:21 in the distance, went to the front of the field as soon as the gun went off and increased her lead throughout the race. McGregor won $10,250 for her efforts, and led her Team USA Minnesota teammates to top 10 finishes. "This was a great effort for Katie," said Team USA Minnesota coach Dennis Barker. "To win a race over a strong field on her home turf is a real highlight for her year. It was another high quality 10K, coming off her performance just two weeks ago at the World Championships and a good finish to her 2005 season."

For more information visit www.teamusaminnesota.org.

Long Distance Running Calendar

Upcoming Association Grand Prix Events

2005 USATF Georgia Association LDR Grand Prix Series

http://usatfgeorgia.org/LDR.html

2005 USATF Pacific Association Road Race Grand Prix Schedule

www.pausatf.org/data/2005/RRschedule2005.html

2005 USATF New Jersey Grand Prix Schedule

www.usatfnj.org/ldr/index.html

2005 USATF Oregon Grand Prix Schedule

www.usatf-oregon.org

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

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

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

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

Upcoming USATF Association Championships

August 27, 2005 - USATF Colorado Association 15 km Championships, Stapleton, CO

September 18, 2005 - USATF Inland Northwest Assoc. 5 km Championships, Medical Lake, WA

September 24, 2005 - USATF Southern California Association 10 km Championships, Los Angeles, CA

October 2, 2005 - USATF New England Association 5 Mile Championship Boston, MA

October 8, 2005 - USATF Alaska Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Anchorage, AK

October 23, 2005 - USATF New Jersey Association 5 km Cross Country Championships Holmdel, NJ

October 30, 2005 - 2005 USATF New England Association Marathon Championship, Falmouth, MA

October 30, 2005 - USATF New Jersey Association 8 km Cross Country Championships, Readington, NJ

November 6, 2005 - USATF North Carolina Association Junior Olympic XC Championships, Pleasant Garden, NC

November 12, 2005 - USATF Inland Northwest Assoc. Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Spokane, WA

November 19, 2005 - USATF New England Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Smithfield, RI

November 20, 2005 - USATF Region 2 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Holmdel, NJ

December 10, 2005 USATF Georgia Association 10 Mile Championship, Dalton, GA

For more information on USATF Long Distance Running events and news visit www.usatf.org.