GBTC Sponsorship Program
The goal of the Sponsored Athlete Program is to provide support for GBTC’s most competitive athletes and to allow those athletes to compete for, and promote GBTC at competitions within New England.
GBTC also provides travel support to many club members to attend events such as National track & field events, National cross country events, and marquee road races. GBTC offers additional racing support for female athletes through the Margaret Bradley Scholarship. For further information, contact GBTC sponsored athlete coordinator Andy Chalmers (ahchalmers12(at)gmail.com)
Qualifying as a Sponsored Athlete
- To be eligible for Sponsored Athlete status, an athlete must first be a member of GBTC, including paying their initial and ongoing membership dues.
- To be eligible for Sponsored Athlete status, an athlete must have achieved a sponsorship mark within the past 12 months. Qualifying marks made as a collegian may be considered.
- The Board of Directors, with consultation from the coaches, will ultimately determine which GBTC members are and continue to be Sponsored Athletes based on frequency of competition for GBTC, attendance at GBTC practice, level of performance, and club tenure.
- The list of Sponsored Athletes will be reviewed semi-annually, and GBTC reserves to the right to revoke Sponsored Athlete status at any time.
Sponsored Athlete Benefits and Requirements
Duration: A GBTC athlete will maintain sponsored status for a period of 1 year following a qualifying mark.
Gear: Sponsored Athletes will receive team gear including singlet, team shirts, and warm ups. Orders are placed semi-annually and sponsored athletes have the opportunity to place orders free of charge while they are sponsored.
Competition Reimbursement: Sponsored athletes will be provided either free entry into all grand prix road and cross country events OR $100 that can be used towards indoor and outdoor meet entry.
2014-2015 Qualifying Standards
|USATF-NE Grand Prix Road Race||(1) Top 15 or (2) Top 20 finishes||(1) Top 15 or (2) Top 20 finishes|
|USATF-NE XC Champs||Top 20||Top 20|
Current Sponsored Athletes
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