Team Racing

Throughout the year the GMAA will enter major Vermont and New England Races as a team. Teams are scored for age groups from open (under 40) to 60+. Everyone is welcome and entries are almost always unlimited. Team Racing is a fun way to get to know other runners, see new places, work on or show off your speed and enjoy a weekend.

COVID-19 Info – Updated 1/18/2021

After taking off 2020, GMAA Team Racing is tentatively on for 2021! While there remains much uncertainty surrounding the national vaccine rollout, we remain cautiously optimistic about having in-person racing opportunities by the end of this year.

The 2021 schedule reflects this uncertainty, with a shift towards fall-season races as well as “backup” races for some of the larger out-of-state races that may not be possible or safe. This year will be all about staying flexible and rolling with the punches, and we will keep this in mind while still aiming for competitive VT and New England racing.

Please feel free to reach out to the Team Racing Coordinators at teamracing@gmaa.net with questions or concerns.

2021 TEAM RACING PERFORMANCE SERIES

DateRace NameLocation
Saturday, May 1stGMAA Pump It Up 5-Miler!Jericho, VT
Sunday, June 6thCVR Capital City Stampede 10kMontpelier, VT
Sunday, July 4thGMAA Clarence Demar 5kSouth Hero, VT
Sunday, July 11thStowe 8 Miler*Montpelier, VT
Saturday, August 28thUSATF NH 10 Miler**Auburn, NH
Sunday, September 26thUSATF Lone Gull 10k***Gloucester, MA
Sunday, October 17thGMAA Green Mtn Half MarathonSouth Hero, VT
Saturday, November 6thUSATF NE XC Championship****Boston, MA

Backup Races:

* July 31 Barre Heritage 5K Trail Run Barre Town Forest, VT
** September 11 Charlotte Covered Bridge 10k Charlotte, VT
*** September 25 GMAA Apple Harvest 10k Shelburne, VT
**** USATF Club champs backup TBD

What is the GMAA Team Racing Performance Series?

We believe we all race at our best when we come together as a team – and have more fun! With that in mind, each year, we pick a schedule of races that we encourage GMAA runners to compete in. Coaching and Group Workouts are primarily geared toward the 8 races from the schedule above.

Performance Series Points & Prizes

The GMAA member who completes the series with the top score (best 5 out of the 8 races + volunteer requirement) in each age group will win these discounts for the following year:

  • Extra 15% discount at SkiRack (for 30% total) exclusive to running shoes/apparel
  • Free entry to GMAA races
  • 20% off Team Racing Pass

Previous Years GMAA Team Racing Series Results:

Team Racing Pass

For $100, the Team Racing Pass will take care of your entry into all 8 Team Racing Performance Series events, USATF Membership as needed, and a team singlet. The more Team races you do, the better the deal. Note: This pass does not include GMAA club membership.

Once you’ve purchased the pass, the Team Racing Coordinator will follow up with you with more information about registrations and apparel sizing.

Travel

When races are more than 100 miles away, we rent a van (or vans) to travel together to the race. For races with early start times more than 100 miles away, we also organize hotel room blocks. Runners are responsible for their own room cost, but room sharing makes for a very affordable option.  COVID-19 Note: We will only target out-of-state racing if it is reasonably safe to do so. Alternative local races have been identified should there be Covid concerns. Transportation will not be provided for local races.

GMAA Uniform

We have a team singlet that we ask everyone to wear while representing the club at team races. GMAA singlets are available for purchase, at cost, at the SkiRack. Lots of other fun GMAA apparel and accessories are available at the team tent at all our club events or at our online apparel store.

GMAA & USATF Membership

To race for the GMAA team, both your GMAA membership and USATF membership must be up to date. You can either purchase a USATF membership via our Team Racing Pass or directly through USATF here, please select the Green Mountain Athletic Association, Club #79. We are in the New England Association.