By the close of voting, 441 USATF members had logged on and made their selections.  The winning slate jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.   Voting was strong through November 28, then slowed over the last few days, ending December 2, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.

Slate voting results:

  • 44.2% voted for the winning slate, and Lone Gull garnered 74% of the vote for the 10k. Slate 2 came in 2nd (about 35%) with the Yankee Homecoming 10 miler getting more than 70% of the vote. Slate 3 was third (about 20%) with the Carver 5 miler getting 60% of the vote.
  • The Manchester Marathon won decisively by a margin of 62.5% of the votes cast.

The results of the other questions are:
1. Should there be a Relay included? 49.9% voted “Yes;” 23.4% voted “No;” 26.75% had no opinion;
2. Did you participate in any or all of the Grand Prix Races in 2012? 77.8% said Yes.
What about the 22.2% of voters who did not participate in the Grand Prix but voted?  Maybe there are 97.9 additional runners who plan to be in the Grand Prix next year and wanted to influence the selection.  Or maybe non-participating club runners responded to emails from GP running teammates to go to the site and vote.  Either way, we thank everyone who voted and we hope to see both new and returning runners to the 2013 USATF NE Grand Prix Road Race Series.

Lisa Doucett, Chair, Women’s LDR