Even though our club does not have any dues or official requirements, many of our teammates become members of USATF to compete as MDRP in the various racing series that the Mid-Atlantic USATF offers. The annual membership is $30 per year and we would encourage everyone in our MDRP club to consider joining USATF. Along with the numerous regional and national road racing, cross country, track and master programs, their magazine, and their newsletters, your membership supports the USA national teams and the development of the sport in the USA and locally.
Being USATF members of the club does have advantages including guaranteed entry into the Broad Street Run, modest race discounts for the Grand Prix series, and team competition perks. We recently had a team that ran the NYC marathon in the local club competition with front row corral placement and three digit bib numbers, ending up with a third place club finish. Also, access to indoor and outdoor track meets and cross country can help relive glory days from high school and college.
Please consider joining the USATF for 2015. The 2015 road racing season will start in March with the Haddonfield 5K Adrenaline Run. If you are interested in joining USATF, please contact Jim Martin for information on how to register and be assigned to MDRP (#08-0306). You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you may have.