USATF Colorado Announces 2012 State Championship Calendar

USATF Colorado is pleased to announce their 2012 schedule of state championships. Seven events around the state of Colorado will comprise the USATF Colorado Grand Prix. As in 2011, prize money at each race will be exclusive to USATF Colorado members and U.S. citizens. Annual USATF memberships can be purchased here for $30.

March 4, 2012 - USATF Colorado State 10 Mile Championships at the Pueblo Spring Runoff. $2,500 prize purse.

April 1, 2012 - USATF Colorado State 5 Mile Championships at the Boulder Spring   5 Mile. $2,500 prize purse.

August 5, 2012 - USATF Colorado State 10K Championships at the Evergreen Town Race 10K. $2,500 prize purse.

August 12, 2012 - USATF Colorado State Men's Half Marathon Championships at the Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon. $2,000 prize purse ($1,000 for the men's championships).

September 16, 2012 - USATF Colorado State 25K Championships at the Lead King Loop 25K. $1,300 prize purse.

October 20, 2012 - USATF Colorado State Cross Country Championships at the RMAC Conference Meet Open Race (Colorado Springs). $1,500 prize purse.

October 21, 2012 - USATF Colorado State Open Half Marathon Championships at the Boulder Half Marathon. $4,000 prize purse. $2,000 for women's field, and $2,000 for men's field. Cash for 1-5 places in both races, plus masters category.

Important Information for Athletes, Read Carefully!

USATF Colorado Championships - Individual prize money is restricted to USATF-Colorado association members only. Prize money awards winners must also be Colorado residents and U.S. citizens. Apply to become a member of USATF today, and help support your local running community! http://www.usatf.org/membership/application

The Colorado Championship shall be conducted in accordance with USATF Nationals "2012 Competition Rule
s" ELIGIBILITY: Rule 1 a, b and c shall apply, in addition to Rule 3. Please pay particular attention to Article 1, Championships. Section 1, General. Rule 1. Eligibility: a, b, and c, in addition to Rule 3.

Eligibility:
(a) In the Open Men's and Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Junior Men's and Women's Track and Field Championships, the Men's and Women's Race Walking Championships, the Men's and Women's Open, Junior, and Masters Cross Country Championships, and the Men's and Women's Long Distance Running Championships, only citizens of the United States who are eligible to represent the United States in all levels of international competition are eligible to compete. (In the Men's and Women's Race Walking Championships, Men's Long Distance Running Championships, and Masters Cross Country Championships, others may compete in a separate non-scoring division or race.)

(b) The Masters Track and Field Championships are open to all member athletes of USATF or of other IAAF member federations.

(c) The Masters Long Distance Running Championships are open to all member athletes of USATF, including Perm
anent Residents. However, only U.S. citizens shall be awarded individual championship awards or score for a team.

RULE 3 - ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS
1. All members of an Association shall be permitted to compete in that Association’s Championships.
2. An athlete who has competed in the Championships of one Association shall not be eligible to compete in the same Championships of any other Association during the same year except as a non-scoring guest at the discretion of the Association meet director or the appropriate Association sports committee.
3. Athletes who are not members of a particular Association may compete as invited guests on a non-scoring basis at the discretion of the meet director or the appropriate Association sports committee.

NOTE: See USATF Operating Regulations 7 and 8 for other provisions affecting eligibility for Association Championships.Proof of Colorado Driver License IS REQUIRED to validate state residency. Proof of current USATF Colorado membership is also required. Please see http://www.usatf.org/about/rules/2011/2011rules.pdf