Run For Our Teams

RVRR Men and Women at USATF National 12K Championship Race on 9/17/2023.

   Run for RVRR as part of our USA Track & Field Team

RVRR Members compete both as a team and individually in USA Track & Field  (USATF) races.  The USATF-NJ Team Grand Prix comprises a series of races of various championship distances held from March to early December. 

RVRR competes against other running clubs from across the state in all Grand Prix events. Some races are championships for all divisions, meaning all teams, while others are for teams of a specific gender or age. See the table at left.  

There are three different categories of races including Team races by Category, Coed Team Championships and Wildcard Races for Individuals. 

Even if the championship is not for your age or gender, you can run or spectate, which is fun as you get to see other RVRR teammates out running.

Any RVRR member can run for one of the teams, no need to be a certain pace or come to a certain number of group races. The more the merrier! However, you need to be:

1.) A current RVRR member

2.) a USATF member; and 

3.) get your USATF membership verified (by sending in a scanned copy of your license to to run for the teams. 

After you have that done, you just sign up for any of the races at left (as you normally would), let your team captain know you will be there, show up, run, and have fun!

Truly, the more people we get to each race, regardless of any individual person’s speed, the better our teams do. Numbers matter because in most races the number of teams competing is lower than the number of scoring places. Teams generally require five runners and if we have 10 or more runners we can enter two teams and each will likely earn some points. So we encourage you to come out and try running for the teams. Whether it’s your first race or your 1000th, we’d love to have you join us. You may surprise yourself and set a new time or distance PR! Commonly, we also carpool to and from races from the Reformed Church in Highland Park parking lot, and sometimes meet for some food or drinks after, so check the Facebook page for specific details before each race. Although it’s not required, many team members wear RVRR gear, such as singlets, when they run for the teams. You can stop into Runner’s High in Metuchen to pick up a singlet anytime! There’s also some other club apparel that can be found here.

Hope to see you at a run and then a race soon! As always, please feel free to e-mail the board at with any questions.

USATF-NJ Club #0202 / RRCA Club #664