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AARC USATF Team

The club has a team participating in the Mid-Atlantic USA Track & Field Club Challenge Grand Prix.  Everyone in the club is welcome to join - you just need to join the USATF as an AARC member prior to competing in any of the races.

The Club Challenge is a series of 11 events throughout the year in the tri-state area, starting with our Fireside Frostbite 5-Miler and ending with the Philadelphia Half & Full Marathons.  Distances are from 5K to 26.1 miles.  The list of 2019's events can be found below.

Why enter? To complete against the other running clubs in the area.  2017 was the first year the Ambler Area Running Club entered the competition, and we finished in 8th place out of 13 teams.  In 2018 we finished 9th out of 26 teams.

Cash awards go the fastest clubs! 1st Place $1,200, 2nd $900, 3rd $675, 4th $475, 5th $325, 6th $200, 7th $125, 8th $75, 9th $50, and 10th $50.  Team scores are calculated for the fastest five runners at each event, and the best eight of the eleven events overall.

More information can be found here:

Grand Prix Circuit Rules

2019 Event list page

USATF Mid-Atlantic Facebook page

What next? If you are interested, please contact Ira Meyers or Jim Lombardi 


2019 Schedule:

Feb 23 - Fireside Frostbite 5 Miler

Mar 16 - Haddonfield Adrenaline 5K

Apr 28 - Valley Forge Revolutionary 5 Mile Run

May 5 - Blue Cross Broad St. Run 10 Miler

June 1 - Scott Coffee Run 8K

Sept 8 - Main Line Run 5K

Oct TBD - Delaware Distance Classic 15K

Nov 3 - Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge Event 10K

Nov 23 - Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon

Nov 23 - Rothman 8K

Nov 24 - Philadelphia Marathon

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