Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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Each year, there are probably more distance running races available to adult competitors than any other type of sporting event. The three most prominent organizations which support and sponsor distance running are listed below. The USATF is the governing body of the sport in the U.S. However, there are other organizations that serve adult distance runners.

USA Track & Field (''USATF'')
132 East Washington Street Suite 200
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: (317) 261-0500
http://www.usatf.org/

Road Runners Club of America (''RRCA'')
1501 Lee Highway Suite 140
Alexandria, Virginia 22209
Phone: (703) 525-3890
http://www.rrca.org/

American Trail Running Association ("ATRA")
PO Box 9454
Colorado Spring, Colorado 80932
Phone: (719) 573-4133
http://www.trailrunner.com

Each of these three organizations sponsor multiple road races for adults. The USATF oversees 12,000 to 15,000races each year, including 26 distance running national championships, four of which are specifically for Masters. The RRCA includes 39 events on its website, three of which are national championships. The ATRA lists more than 1200 races on its website. In addition, high-profile marathons, such as Boston and New York, attract thousands of competitors over 40. The schedule for a selection of these races for 2019 is presented in the first table below.

In addition to these road races there are many marathons, half-marathons, and other races sponsored by local organizations. The marathons have become very popular in recent years, with some races attracting thousands of runners. For this reason the results of the 2018 Boston Marathon and New York Marathon are included in the tables below.

The second table summarizes the number of competitors over 40, by gender and selected age groups, for seven races in 2018. The remaining tables present the national champions and the number of competitors in each age division for selected 2018 long distance national championships.




Selected 2019 Long Distance Running Championships
EventDateLocation
2019 USATF 100 km Trail ChampionshipFebruary 3Huntsville, TX
2019 XTERRA Cheyenne Mountain MarathonApril 7Colorado Springs, CO
2019 Boston MarathonApril 15Boston, MA
2019 USATF Masters 10 km ChampionshipApril 28Dedham, MA
2019 RRCA Marathon National ChampionshipMay 26Burlington, VT
2019 New York City MarathonNovember 3New York, NY
2019 ATRA Brazos Bend 100 MilerDecember 7Needville, TX


2018 Long Distance Running Championships Summary Table
Event Total Number of Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2018 USATF 100 Km Trail Championship 19 2 3 1 0
    Percent   100%   11%   16%   5%   0%
2018 USATF Masters 8 Km National Championship 182 65 71 28 29
    Percent   100%   36%   39%   15%   16%
2018 USATF Masters 10 Km National Championship 255 92 75 37 29
    Percent   100%   36%   29%   15%   11%
2018 ATRA Hell of Northwest Championship 15 8 1 0 2
    Percent   100%   53%   7%   0%   13%
2018 New York City Marathon 28692 10540 2035 311 817
    Percent   100%   37%   7%   1%   3%
2018 Boston Marathon 15215 5822 1633 164 519
    Percent   100%   38%   11%   1%   3%
2018 RRCA Marathon National Championship 752 305 64 10 24
    Percent   100%   41%   9%   1%   3%
2018 USATF 50 Mile Trail National Championship 20 8 2 0 0
    Percent   100%   40%   10%   0%   0%



2018 USATF Masters 8 Km Championship Virginia Beach, VA March 13
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
8 KmMen40-44David Angell14
8 KmMen45-49Philippe Rolly12
8 KmMen50-54Kent Lemme11
8 KmMen55-59Nat Larson9
8 KmMen60-64Roger Sayre25
8 KmMen65-69Thomas Bernhard18
8 KmMen70-74Dave Glass19
8 KmMen75-79Robert Hendrick7
8 KmMen80+Tom Markley2
8 KmWomen40-44Heather Webster8
8 KmWomen45-49Michelle Brangan3
8 KmWomen50-54Marisa Suerta Strange17
8 KmWomen55-59Doreen McCoubrie8
8 KmWomen60-64Catherine Utzschneider12
8 KmWomen65-69Suzanne Ray9
8 KmWomen70-74Suzanne Gibson6
8 KmWomen75-79Madeline Bost1
8 KmWomen80+Libby James1

2018 USATF Masters 10 Km National Championship Dedham, MA April 29
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
10 KmMen40-44David Angell22
10 KmMen45-49Philippe Rolly23
10 KmMen50-54Kent Lemme23
10 KmMen55-59Nat Larson20
10 KmMen60-64Charlie Muse21
10 KmMen65-69Thomas Bernhard17
10 KmMen70-74Gene Dykes23
10 KmMen75-79Doug Goodhue9
10 KmMen80-84William Riley5
10 KmWomen40-44Jennifer St. Jean12
10 KmWomen45-49Jennifer Bayliss14
10 KmWomen50-54Marisa Suerta Strange22
10 KmWomen55-59Mary Swan15
10 KmWomen60-64Patrice Combs16
10 KmWomen65-69Karen Durante6
10 KmWomen70-74Jan Holmquist5
10 KmWomen75-79Kathleen Scotti1
10 KmWomen85-89Ann Stockman1

2018 USATF 50 Mile Trail Championship Ithaca, NY June 3
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
50 Mile TrailMen40-44Ben Nephew5
50 Mile TrailMen45-49Phillip Vondra1
50 Mile TrailMen50-54Ian Schouten3
50 Mile TrailMen55-59Ted Cowles1
50 Mile TrailMen60-64Atlee Burpee1
50 Mile TrailMen65-69Gene Dykes1
50 Mile TrailWomen40-44Kehr Davis4
50 Mile TrailWomen45-49Olga Huber2
50 Mile TrailWomen50-54Julie Deery2

2018 Boston Marathon Boston, MA April 16
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
MarathonMen40-44Abdi Abidirahman1920
MarathonMen45-49Chris Hartshorn2526
MarathonMen50-54John Hill1859
MarathonMen55-59Jeff Duyn1455
MarathonMen60-64Michael Young1019
MarathonMen65-69Roger Turgeon450
MarathonMen70-74Gene Dykes133
MarathonMen75-79Myung Joan Kim24
MarathonMen80+Susumu Ichida7
MarathonWomen40-44Krista Ducheme1767
MarathonWomen45-49Joanna Bourke Martignoni1664
MarathonWomen50-54Corina Canitz1203
MarathonWomen55-59Heather Knight-Pech669
MarathonWomen60-64Elizabeth Waywell369
MarathonWomen65-69Annie Pedersen112
MarathonWomen70-74Nancy Rollins34
MarathonWomen75-79Hansi Rigney4

2018 Xterra Trail Running Championship Ogden, UT September 17
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
21 KmMen40-44Corbin Talley14
21 KmMen45-49Andy Lee6
21 KmMen50-54Edwin Johnson6
21 KmMen55-59Shmuel Shusterman8
21 KmMen60-64Kevin Tuck 4
21 KmMen65-69Doug Beagle 2
21 KmMen70-74Fred Hauptmann1
21 KmMen75-79Thomas Miller3
21 KmMen80+Adrian Wolford2
21 KmWomen40-44Karie Underwood5
21 KmWomen45-49Anna Judd7
21 KmWomen50-54Jan Howard7
21 KmWomen55-59Tamara Tabeek2
21 KmWomen65-69Deborah Wagner2
21 KmWomen70-74Dianne Rindt2

2018 RRCA Marathon Championship Napa Valley, CA March 5
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
MarathonMen40-44Aaron Gassner108
MarathonMen45-49Ben Duemler112
MarathonMen50-54James Beyer104
MarathonMen55-59Anthony Scott59
MarathonMen60-64Rod Camp36
MarathonMen65-69Joe Ogata18
MarathonMen70-74John Salazar6
MarathonMen75-79Mohammad Ali Roustaei Alishah4
MarathonWomen40-44Danielle Quatrochi105
MarathonWomen45-49Yasuyo Kitano73
MarathonWomen50-54Verity Breen56
MarathonWomen55-59Renee Idone47
MarathonWomen60-64Laurie Clendenen16
MarathonWomen65-69Ann Fowble7
MarathonWomen70-74Janan Roybal1

2018 New York City Marathon New York, NY November 4
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
MarathonMen40-44Bernard Lagat5209
MarathonMen45-49Massi Miliani4698
MarathonMen50-54Giovanni Stella3871
MarathonMen55-59Dennis Brown2239
MarathonMen60-64Morris Roberts1261
MarathonMen65-69Saul Borelli463
MarathonMen70-74Andrew Jeynes231
MarathonMen75-79Myung Joon Kim67
MarathonMen80-89Juergen Kuhlmey13
MarathonWomen40-44Roberta Groner3377
MarathonWomen45-49Edwina McDowell2993
MarathonWomen50-54Ilaria Guaspari2189
MarathonWomen55-59Aleksandra Dzierzkowska1164
MarathonWomen60-64Patti Galleher575
MarathonWomen65-69Grace Wasielewski172
MarathonWomen70-74Jeannie Rice52
MarathonWomen75-79Franca Maria Monasterolo16
MarathonWomen80-89Ginette Bedarad2

2018 USATF 100 Mile Trail Championship Huntsville, TX February 10
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
100 MileWomen50-54Kimberly Pilcher1
100 MileWomen55-59Karen Lozano1
100 MileMen40-44Wade Barrett6
100 MileMen45-49Thomas Orf3
100 MileMen50-54Ted McMahon4
100 MileMen55-59Roger Suttoon2
100 MileMen65-69Gene Dykes2
100 MileMen70-74Dick Canterbury1

2018 ATRA Hell of Northwest Oregon October 13
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
1/2 MarathonMen40-49Corey Spencer2
1/2 MarathonMen50-59Chris Streight4
1/2 MarathonMen60-69John Zeier1
1/2 MarathonWomen40-49Javonna Marroquin2
1/2 MarathonWomen50-59Melissa Van Doren4
1/2 MarathonWomen60-69Elke Asleson2

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