THE 2004 USA NATIONAL 15K RACE WALKING CHAMPIONSHIP
and New England Association Race Walking Championship

SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2004
Lincoln Park, Lincoln RI
Off Rt 146 (Lincoln Park / Twin River Rd Exit), northwest of Providence

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National 15K Race Walk Champion Curt Clausen.
National 15K Race Walk Champion Curt Clausen.
photo: G. Bridgman

COMPLETE RESULTS

Click here for complete results from the 2004 USA National 15K Race Walk Championship.

ENTRY INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY and Age Groups

Same for men and women
Entry is open to all 2004 USATF members age 14 and over on race day. Only US citizens are eligible for awards; foreign athletes are welcome to compete but they must be a member of their home federation, and are not eligible for championship awards.

ENTRY FORM:

There is no online entry; the entry form must be printed and mailed. Click here to print an entry form. Complete the entry form and mail with entry fee to:

USATF New England
P.O.Box 1905
Brookline MA 02446-0016

ENTRY FEE:

$20.00 if entry is received by Friday, June 11.
$25.00 on day of event by 9:30 a.m.

Make checks payable to "USATF New England"; fees are not refundable.
The first 75 entrants will receive a 15K Championship commemorative item.

NUMBER PICK-UP

Numbers may be picked up on Race Day ONLY: Sunday morning from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Check-in will be located at the USATF Table. There is a major road race at the same location on race morning; All racewalk information is at the USATF Table only.

OFFICIAL STARTING TIME

All divisions start togther at 10:30 a.m.

AWARDS

USATF Individual Championship medals to the top 3 in each division. Additional awards will be presented.
Masters Men and Women 40 and over are scored individually in five year age brackets.  Awards for top three places in each category.

Prize Money: Senior men and women: $150 / $100 / $50

TEAM SCORING

Teams are scored based on the total times of their top 3 competitors. Teams must be declared prior to the race on a declaration form at the check-in area.

Team medals to the three scoring members of the top Junior, Senior, and masters teams (masters are scored in 10 year age groups - 40+, 50+, 60+).

Masters may only represent one age group team.

TRAVEL

Lincoln RI is served by two airports: Boston's Logan International Airport (about 50 miles), and T.F.Green Airport in Providence (12 miles). Both are served by most major airlines.

Amtrak stops in nearby Providence RI. The park is minutes off of Interstates 95 and 295, just northwest of Providence along Rt. 146 (Lincoln Park / Twin River Rd Exit) in Lincoln RI. Detailed directions can be found at rhody5k.com.

LODGING

There is no specific host hotel; there are a number of hotels/motels within a short drive. We recommend the Comfort Suites in Smithfield RI, about 5 miles away. The hotel is on Rt 7 in Smithfield, Exit 8B off of Rt 295. 401-231-6300.

OTHER EVENT NOTES

Course a 1250 meter relatively flat loop. The course will not be set up until race morning.
20K Qualifier Option Athletes in quest of a qualifying time for 20K may continue on to that distance only if they declare their intention in advance of the race start. They will wear an additional identification to wear. Time limit for 20K is 1:55:00. At that time, such athletes will be asked to leave the course but they will be still retain their finish placing in the 15 km Championship.

Athletes who do not declare in advance may not continue beyond 15K.
Post Event Refreshments follow immediately behind the track clubhouse with the running race.

Awards ceremony at the same location beginning at 12:30 p.m. There are no locker room facilities at the race site.
Road Running Event The USATF New England 5K road running championship runs at Lincoln Park with 2 races beginning at 9:30 a.m. (men then women). For run info - and detailed directions to Lincoln RI, see rhody5k.com. The USA Championship walk is held in conjunction with this running event.
On-Site Information Walk championship information and check in is at the USATF New England table!
2004 USATF Race Walk Grand Prix The 15K is part of the 2004 USA Race Walk Grand Prix. It is also part of the USATF-New England Grand Prix.
Local Organizing Committee Webpage walk.usatfne.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact USATF New England by telephone 617-566-7600 days, or e-mail at walkchampionship@usatfne.org

USA Track & Field New England


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