USATF Press Release
INDIANAPOLIS — The competition map of the race course for the .US National 12K is now available, USATF announced Tuesday.
The 12K course takes runners on a loop of the George Washington Parkway, while the race starts and ends along the Potomac River in Oronoco Bay Park, with a Fan Festival featuring entertainment, USATF merchandise, photo booth and beer garden.
The course is ideal for personal bests, as the route is almost entirely flat. On last year’s course, spectators witnessed a world best in the women’s 12K, as Molly Huddle won in 37:50 for the fastest road 12K in history. Men’s champion Aaron Braun was just two seconds off the American 12K road record in 34:28. With an even flatter course in 2014, the .US National 12K provides the quintessential opportunity for elite competitors and weekend warriors alike to test their fall fitness and set new records.
The .US National 12K is the season-capping race to the USA Running Circuit (USARC), a series of races that annually provides nearly $1 million in prize money to American runners. Elite athletes will vie for a combined $100,000 in prize money in Alexandria.
In 2014, the race also will serve at the USATF Masters 12km Championships and, for the first time, the USATF Club Road Racing Championships.
To register for the .US National 12K, which showcases a 12K open race for recreational runners and professionals as well as a new 1-mile road race and kids’ fun run, please visit www.national12k.us.
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