I recently saw the article about how Al Salazar pulled Galen Rupp out of the meet last weekend because there were too many ruts on the course.
I figured we should do Nike and co. a big favor by starting an official list of Rupp certified courses. A Rupp certified course is a course with no ruts, no pot-holes, stray tree limbs, sharp turns, etc. Nothing that anyone might trip or slip on. Basically we're looking for courses that can be described as track meets on grass.
So I urge you to get with your teammates and come to a consensus and have one of you post whether your home course is Rupp certified or not.
Please use the following format.
Team ******'s Home Course
Location: ****City*****, ***State****
NOT Rupp Certified or Rupp Certified
I'll give two examples.
Van Cortlandt Park 2008
Location: Bronx, NY
Justification: Groomed back hills. Cinder path on flats is better than cart paths on even 5 star golf courses.
Van Cortlandt Park 1988
Location, Bronx, NY
NOT Rupp Certified
Justification: Broken beer bottles in back hills, lots of tree roots.