The Eastern Track League is an exciting new domestic race series geared towards middle distance runners who are targeting U.S Championships and IAAF World Championships qualifying standards.

Five east coast Middle distance Track & Field groups have teamed up to launch a new track league.

The Eastern Track League creates opportunities for athletes to chase qualifying standards for U.S. and World Championships and for track and field fans up and down the East Coast to witness thrilling middle distance races between some of the sport’s developing stars.

Competition kicks off Monday, May 13 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet in Pennsylvania. All the entries involved agreed that a domestic track league would negate the need to travel to Europe to race during a part of the calendar where, up until now, there has been a dearth of racing opportunities in the U.S.

“This Series allows the post-collegiate men and women in our club to compete in high quality, no frills competitions without the rigors of transatlantic or transcontinental travel during a key training times for us,” said Frank Gagliano, coach of the Hoka One One-sponsored New Jersey New York Track Club.

There will be 6 meets in the series, culminating in a League Final to be held in Washington, DC on Saturday July 13th, two weeks before the U.S Championships.

Monday May 13th
Swarthmore Last Chance Meet | Swarthmore, PA (Swarthmore College)
Score events: M & W 1500m

Friday May 17th
Georgia Meet of Champions | Marietta, GA (Marietta HS)
Scored events: M & W 800m

Friday May 31st-Saturday June 1st
Music City Distance Carnival | Nashville, TN (Vanderbilt University)
Scored events: M & W 800m, 1500m, 3000m S/C, 5000m

Thursday June 13th
Adrian Martinez Classic | Concord, MA (Concord HS)
Scored events: M & W 800m, 1500m, 5000m

Sunday June 30th
Princeton Qualifier | Princeton, NJ (Princeton University)
Scored events: M & W 800m, 1500m, 3000m S/C

Saturday July 13th
DCRR Track Championships | Washington, DC (Paul Dunbar HS)
Scored events: M & W 800m, 1500m, 3000m S/C