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USATF Course Certification

timing-databaseIs certifying the distance of your race really important?

Consider this, from USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing  body for track & field, long distance running, and race walking:

“For any road running performance to be accepted as a record or be nationally ranked, it must be run on a USATF-certified course…Most runners like to compare performances run on different courses, and such comparisons are difficult if course distances are not reliable. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate.” 1

Want to be sure your 5K course is really 5K?

We can provide the expert measurement and documentation services required by USATF to certify – or re-certify – your course. Check out a sample map here:

Sourwood 5K

Thinking hosting a new race?

If you need help designing a new course, whether you intend to have it certified or not, we can measure it, map it, and mark it.

Contact Us for more details on these and other support services.

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