The Frank Shorter Track Classic is a track meet honoring one of America's greatest ever distance athletes and Boulder local, Frank Shorter.
Frank was a two time Olympian and won a gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympics while also placing 5th in the 10,000m. Then 4 years later, Frank won a silver medal in the marathon at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Frank also won the U.S national cross country championships four times (1970 - 1973), was the U.S Olympic Trials champion at 10,000m and the marathon in both 1972 and 1976, won both the 10,000m and the marathon at the 1971 Pan American Games and was a four time winner of the prestigious Fukuoka marathon (1971 - 1974).
Franks Personal Records:
5000m - 13:26.60
10,000m - 27:45.91
Marathon - 2:10.30
The Frank Shorter Track Classic on Saturday May 19th, will host a series of 1-mile track races for elementary school, middle school, high school, age groups 20-29/ 30-39/ 40-49/ 50-59/ 60-69/ 70+ and professional racing for women and men over 800m, 1-mile and 3,000m at Fairview High School (1515 Greenbriar Blvd, Boulder).
The Frank Shorter Track Classic each year will be a celebration of Frank's career, his devotion to the sport of running and a promotion of health and fitness. We will also acknowledge and honor a different Olympian every year and we are excited to announce that for 2019, it will be Benji Durden who was selected to run at the 1980 Moscow Olympics in the marathon.
Register here for the Frank Shorter Track Classic to take place on Saturday May 19th at Fairview High School. Registrations will close Tuesday May 15th at 11:59pm MST.
Registration cost is $20.00 per athlete except for:
Mountain Lions Program - FREE
Middle School/ High School - $10.00
Age Group 50+ - $15.00
Cost includes electronic timing and a limited edition Frank Shorter medallion.
Draft 1 - Frank Shorter Track Classic Program - Fairview High School 5/19/2018
3:30pm 70+ Combined Men and Women - 1 mile
3:45pm 60 - 69 Women - 1 mile
3:55pm 60 - 69 Men - 1 mile
4:05pm 50 - 59 Women - 1 mile
4:15pm 50 - 59 Men - 1 mile
4:25pm 40 - 49 Women - 1 mile
4:35pm 40 - 49 Men - 1 mile
Mountain Lions Program
4:45pm Grade K - 800m
4:55pm Grade 1 & 2 Girl - 1 mile
5:10pm Grade 1 & 2 Boy - 1 mile
5:25pm Grade 3 & 4 Girl - 1 mile
5:35pm Grade 3 & 4 Boy - 1 mile
5:45pm Grade 5 Girl - 1 mile
5:55pm Grade 5 Boy - 1 mile
6:05pm Middle School Girl - 1 mile
6:15pm Middle School Boy - 1 mile
6:25pm High School Girl - 1 mile
6:35pm High School Boy - 1 mile
6:45pm 30 - 39 Women - 1 mile
6:55pm 30 - 39 Men - 1 mile
7:05pm 20 - 29 Women - 1 mile
7:15pm 20 - 29 Men - 1 mile
7:25pm Women’s Elite 800m (2:15 or Faster)
7:30pm Men’s Elite 800m (2:00 or Faster)
7:35pm Women’s Elite Mile (5:00 or Faster)
7:45pm Men’s Elite Mile (4:30 or Faster)
7:55pm Women’s Elite 3,000m (11:00 or Faster)
8:10pm Men’s Elite 3,000m (9:30 or Faster)
*Should there be insufficient numbers in any race, runners will be moved to the next race. Should there be more than 20 runners in any heat, a second heat may be included and each heat will be determined by fastest times.
**Prize money is only available for the Elite races.
1st Place $150.00
2nd Place $100.00
3rd Place $50.00
Total for each race is $300.00 with total cash prize money for the night totaling $1,800.00