Janus Rock 'n' Roll Denver to host USATF Championships

2 Oct, 2014

Cancellation of Boulder Event Led to Relocation of Championships

The USA Track and Field (USATF) Colorado Association and the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series announced that the USATF Colorado Association State Half Marathon Championships will take place at the Janus Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon following the recent cancellation of the Boulder Marathon.

The Janus Rock 'n' Roll Denver event weekend is scheduled for October 17-19, 2014.  

Full information is available here.

About USATF: On January 30 , 1878, rower and runner William B. Curtis founded what became the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in New York City. The name was formally adopted in 1887. The AAU governed the sport of track & field until 1979, when the first Amateur Sports Act decreed that the AAU could no longer hold international franchises for more than one sport.

The Athletics Congress/USA (TAC/USA) became fully operational in late 1979 with its first annual meeting, conducted in Las Vegas in conjunction with that year's AAU Convention and a constitutional convention held in Dallas/Fort Worth in 1980. The first stand-alone annual meeting occurred in Atlanta, Georgia, in late fall of 1980.

In 1992, the name was changed to USA Track & Field (USATF) to increase recognition for the organization and the sport in the United States.                    

The website is available here.

About the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series: Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the leading global media and event entertainment company dedicated to promoting the active lifestyle. CGI owns and operates events around the world, including the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, TriRock Triathlon Series and Columbia Muddy Buddy Series. In addition, CGI publishes VeloNews, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete and Competitor magazine, and hosts a captive active lifestyle community at

In addition to the 500,000 entries in the Rock n Roll Marathon Series CGI also welcomed some 664,886 visitors to the Health and Fitness Expo’s in 2010. The average age of competitor is 38 with 62% of competitors female. CGI has grown its US based events to 23 markets and have now added Edinburgh and Madrid to the portfolio as it expands into Europe and beyond.

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