Lisle, IL. The USATF Illinois Association has awarded the Illinois USATF 5K State Championship to the Prospect Arlington Fall Haul, Sunday, November 22, 2015. This event will be held at Fairview Park, Village of Mount Prospect and is produced by JET Events.
Athletes who have a 2015 USATF membership card are eligible to compete in this event and receive an “extra” medal if they place first, second or third in their respective age divisions.
There are no additional fees; however, runners must signify that they want to be included as a USATF member before the run. A table will be on site race day for last minute registrants and submission of their USATF membership can also be emailed to the organizers if they miss the deadline.
“Awarding road races in Illinois with the USATF 5k State Championship is an easy process,” Greg Evans, long distance running chair said. “We usually have a bidding structure for these state championship events, but it is more likely that races are chosen based on the past history of their organization and fulfillment with membership, certification and sanctioning of their events.”
The Prospect Arlington Fall Haul is a new event for Mount Prospect and JET Events has proven leadership in the road race industry for the past few years so approaching them and awarding them the Illinois USATF 5K State Championship was a tribute to their past successes.
The USA Track & Field membership application is available online at http://www.usatf.org. Membership fee is $30. The system automatically generates a membership number that can be used and the registrant will receive the membership packet by mail.
USATF is the national governing body of road races, cross country, race walking, track & field and ultra distance events. The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle (8K) was one of the other recipients of for the USATF Illinois State Championship earlier this year.
The 2016 USATF Illinois State Championship Bid applications will be available to USATF Club members on December 9th, 2015. The bid fee and other charges will be listed online at usatfil.org. USATFIL will add some new features for the 2016 series and provide support in a variety of ways.