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USATF Cross Country Championships offer record prize money


BOULDER -- The 2015 USATF Cross Country Championships will offer the largest prize money package in history, as athletes will have the chance to compete for a total prize purse of $50,000 on Saturday, Feb. 7. The USATF Cross Country Championships are a USATF Running Circuit “Super Circuit” event, offering bonus points for top-10 finishes.


The second stop on the USATF Running Circuit, the 2015 USATF Cross Country Championships will air live on with highlights and interviews available on demand. America’s best cross country athletes will take on a challenging route on Flatirons Golf Course in the hopes of making Team USA for the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China in March.


“Boulder USA XC is appreciative of all of our sponsors, including USATF, Boulder Running Company, Competitor, Miller Heiman, CRM Culture, Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau, Boulder Road Runners and Bolder Boulder,” said race director Sean Nesbitt. “Without Bolder Boulder’s commitment to U.S. athlete development, reaching a $50,000 goal would have been impossible.”


A status of entries is available on, and course maps, schedule of events and other race weekend information can be found on


About the USATF Running Circuit:

The USATF Running Circuit is a USA Track & Field road series featuring USATF championships from one mile through the marathon and consistently attracts the best American distance runners with nearly $700,000 to be awarded in total prize money.


The first ten U.S. runners earn points at each USATF Running Circuit race (15 for first, 12 for second, 10 for third, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1), with those earning the most points receiving prize money at the end of the series. For Super Circuit events, scoring is set as 22.5 for first, 18 for second, 15 for third, 10.5, 9, 7.5, 6, 4.5, 3 and 1.5. Runners who finish in the top 15 at USATF Running Circuit races qualify for the .US National 12K, the culminating event of the USATF Running Circuit featuring $100,000 in prize money.

The mission of the USATF Running Circuit is to showcase, support and promote U.S. runners. Since its inception in 1995, the USATF Running Circuit and its races have provided over $9 million to U.S. distance runners.

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