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  • USA Race Walking Grand Prix Series to debut

    USATF is pleased to announce the debut of the USA Race Walking Grand Prix, which begins with the USA 30 km Championship in Chula Vista, California on January 11, and concludes October 31 with the USA 50 km Championship in Hauppauge, New York. The Grand Prix will crown the overall champions for the 2004 season in the men's and women's divisions for individuals and teams.

    "We were looking for an objective way to measure performances across distances and declare the best race walker overall in the U.S., and this Grand Prix Series will do just that,” said Vince Peters, USA Race Walking Chairperson. “It will also help to create some excitement about race walking during an Olympic year as our athletes go for the gold."

    The Grand Prix will consist of 11 races. All 11 events will offer individual scoring and eight of those events will also allow for team scoring. The races will be contested in nine different states. Grand Prix scoring and results will be available online at The 2004 USA Race Walking Grand Prix Series schedule follows.

    Date Event Location Scoring
    1/11 USA 30 km RW Championships Chula Vista, CA Individuals/Teams
    2/15 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Men's 50 km RW Chula Vista, CA Individuals/Teams
    2/27-28 USA Indoor T&F Championships (3000m/5000m) Boston, MA Individuals
    4/4 USA 20 km RW World Cup Trials Overland Park, KS Individuals
    5/23 USA 1 and 2 hr. RW Championships Kenosha, WI Individuals/Teams
    6/13 USA 15 km RW Championships Lincoln, RI Individuals/Teams
    7/17-18 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - T&F (20,000m) Sacramento, CA Individuals
    8/21 USA 10 km RW Championships Wilkes-Barre, PA Individuals/Teams
    9/12 USA 40 km RW Championships Ocean Township, NJ Individuals/Teams
    10/9 USA 5 km RW Championships Kingsport, TN Individuals/Teams
    10/31 USA Women's 50 km RW Championships Hauppauge, NY Individuals/Teams