USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships
The 2013 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle will host the first-ever USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships on Sunday, April 7, featuring elite-level USATF-member running clubs from across the country. The championship event will run in conjunction with the popular 40,000-participant road race on the flat and fast streets of downtown Chicago.
Click here for a complete list of teams and athletes competing in the 2013 USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships.
Divisions and Scoring
Elite clubs will compete in two divisions—men’s and women’s—and can enter a maximum of five (5) runners per team. Men’s teams must enter a minimum of four (4) runners per team, and women’s teams must enter a minimum of three (3) runners. In the men’s division, the top four (4) finishers will count toward team scoring; in the women’s division, the top three (3) finishers will count toward team scoring. The teams with the lowest combined finish time among their scoring runners will be declared the winners. Clock time (gun time) will be the official recorded time for all USATF Championship participants.
Awards and Prize Money
Trophies will be presented to the overall team champions, USATF Championship medals will be awarded to the top five (5) teams, and prize money* will be awarded to the top five (5) men’s and women’s teams as follows:
*Prize money will be paid to the club/organization.
Qualifications and Eligibility
Eligibility for the USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships is based on USATF Club Competition Rules. All participating clubs must be registered with USATF for 2013, and all athletes entering as part of a club must be affiliated with that club as part of their current USATF membership. For questions regarding USATF membership or to purchase/renew a membership, please visit usatf.org or contact your local USATF association.
To qualify for the USATF Championship division, team members must meet the following time standards* set forth by the event:
*Participants must verify their qualifying times prior to registration by sending proof of performance in the form of an official finisher certificate or website link to official race result.
If a club or individual does not meet the qualifications for the USATF Championship division, they can participate individually or as part of the Open Team Competition. Only teams in the USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships will be eligible for prize money, race day amenities, and the extended registration deadline.
Each 3-5-person team (minimum of 3 for women’s teams and minimum of 4 for men’s teams) is required to pay a $100 team registration fee. The team registration fee covers the cost of entry for all team members (maximum 5 members per team), meaning that participants in the USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships need not pay the $45 individual registration fee or register individually online.
Elite clubs have an extended registration deadline of Friday, March 22. Entries for the USATF National Club Team 8 km Championships will not be accepted and team rosters cannot be altered after March 22.
On race day, all USATF National Club Team 8 km Championship participants will be assigned to the Elite Start Corral and will have access to a secure tented area in close proximity to the start/finish areas with secure gear check, restroom facilities, water and Gatorade.
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