NOTE: Inspired by the legendary Greek runner who, in 490 BC, ran 26 miles to announce the Athenians victory over the Persians and to warn the Athenians of the arrival of the Persians by water, USA Track & Field and National Masters News have created an award which rewards persistence and dedication. The Phidippides Award may be earned by accumulating points for participating in a certain number of running races during a calendar year. Three levels of awards are given based on the age of the competitor, the number of races entered, and the length of the races.
For more information go to http://www.nationalmastersnews.com/phidippides.htm
The national sponsoring organization for Track & Field is USA Track & Field.
USA Track & Field
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Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 261-0500