The nation’s top distance runners and everyday runners alike will gather near the nation’s capital for the first annual .US National Road Racing Championships on Nov. 17, 2013, in Alexandria, Va., USA Track & Field announced Tuesday.
“We are excited to bring the .US National Road Racing Championships to Alexandria and to the D.C. metro area,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel. “This region has a very robust running community, and the backdrop of the capital is perfect for USATF’s first season-finale national championship road race.”
The .US National Road Racing Championships is a 12-kilometer (12 km) event providing a season-capping finale to the USA Running Circuit (USARC), a series of national-championship races that annually provides nearly $1 million in prize money to American runners. Elite athletes must place in the top-ten at a USARC race to be eligible to compete at the .US National Road Racing Championships. The .US National Road Racing Championships feature $100,000 in prize money, with $20,000 going to the men’s and women’s national champions.
“Neustar is thrilled to support the .US National Road Race Championships,” said Jim Rogers, vice president of marketing of Enterprise Services at Neustar. “As the administrator of the .US top level domain and an information services company based in Northern Virginia, Alexandria is the ideal place to promote the power of America’s top level domain to the running community with this one-of-a-kind race in our own backyard and just a few miles from our nation’s capital.”