Sponsorship

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, please contact Eric Mendoza at eric [dot] r [dot] mendoza84 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Qualifying as a Sponsored Athlete

  • To be eligible for Sponsored Athlete status, an athlete must first be a member of GBTC and USA Track & Field (USATF), including paying their initial and ongoing membership dues to each organization.
  • 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 on an on-going basis, 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 one year following a qualifying mark.

Gear: Sponsored Athletes will receive team gear including singlet and warm-up jacket. Sponsored Athletes will also receive a generous gear and shoe allowance to use 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.

Qualifying Standards

Event Men Women
60m 7.17 8.1
100m 11.35 12.8
200m 22.9 26.5
400m 51.5 60.0
800m 1:58 2:20
1500m 4:10.0 4:50.0
Mile 4:30.0 5:10.0
3000m 8:50.0 10:30.0
Steeple 09:40.0 11:36.0
5000m 15:05.0 18:20.0
10,000m 32:30:00 38:30.0
100/110m Hurdles 16.5 16.6
400m Hurdles 57.5 69
High Jump 1.9m 1.55m
Pole Vault 3.9m 3.05m
Long Jump 6.3m 4.97m
Triple Jump 12.92m 10.4m
Shot Put 13.7m 11.2m
Discus Throw 40.2m 33.5m
Javelin Throw 50.0m 30.0m
Weight Throw 14.0m 13.3m
Hammer Throw 46.0m 44.0m
Half marathon 1:12:00 1:26:00
Marathon 2:35:00 3:03:00

Current Sponsored Athletes

 

 


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