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

Event Men Women
55m 6.58 7.33
60m 7.1 7.98
100m 10.9 12.8
200m 22.3 26.5
400m 49.7 59.5
800m 01:57.5 02:18.5
1500m 04:00.0 04:46.0
Mile 04:17.5 05:08.0
3000m 08:39.0 10:20.0
Steeple 09:36.0 11:36.0
5000m 15:05 17:50.0
10,000m 31:20:00 37:05.0
110m Hurdles 15 15
400m Hurdles 55 65
High Jump 2.04 1.65m
Pole Vault 4.60m 3.36m
Long Jump 7.00m 5.70m
Triple Jump 14.70m 12.00m
SP 16.40m 12.75m
DT 51.00m 42.60m
JT 61.00m 40.00m
WT
HT 57.30m 49.00m
Half marathon 1:10:00 1:23:30
Marathon 2:35:00 3:05:00
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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