Below are qualifying standards and information about elite sponsorship. This is being updated.
Expected start date: 3/2018




Qualifying 
Standards
 Men


Women
 

Mens Elite
Develop.
Womens Elite
Develop.
800 
 1:48.51:50.2 
2:03.502:06.5 
1500 
 3:42.53:46.3 
4:15.54:20.85
Mile3:59.99
4:04.5  4:37.5 4:44.14 
3000i 
 7:57.5i8:06.5i 
9:27.5i
9:38.0i
5000 
13:49/14:04i
14:15
15:50.5 
16:16.2
10000 
 28:4629:2433:3034:22
3k St
 8:44.38:55.5 
9:5510:17 
1/2 Mara. 
1:05:33
1:08:00
1:15:00
1:20:30
Marathon
2:20
2:24:202:39:30
 2:46:25 
50k
2:59:453:07:30
3:37:303:50:00 
50 Mile
5:29:30
5:40
6:22:30 6:35 
100k
7:09
7:238:21:15 8:37 
20k RW
1:35:45
1:39:15 1:46:00 1:48:00 
 50K RW 4:45 4:50 
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The “Elite” Standard is based off current USATF Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field Championship qualifying standards, which are usually about 1% slower than the USA Olympic Trials ‘A’ Qualifying Standard. This section is not open for change.

The “Developmental” Standard is time based off a percentage time slower than the current USATF qualifying standard. This section is open to negotiation.

The “C Team” Standard is strictly a coach – athlete agreement basis only. This is based on times, age, height, weight, length of running and racing career, high school and college times and size of program, Vo2 Max testing and commitment to excellence in training and racing.

Qualifying times must be made in the past 18 months.

All programs are part of the Be a Champion and USATF Zero-Tolerance programs. Athletes will abide by these program laws and policies.

All athletes receiving benefits must wear Pearson’s Athletic Club Singlet/Shorts and register as competing for Pearson’s Athletic Club at all competitions (unless athlete has additional professional affiliation).

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Athletes in Pearson’s Athletic Club: Olympic Development Program, or Distance Project, who have met our "Elite" standard, will, in addition to the use of our facilities, receive:

1. Full time “24 hour” Coaching:

        A. Head XC/T&F Coach Joel Pearson

                A1: Associate Head Coach Jim Pearson

                A2: Assistant Coach: Jesse Duvall

        B. Daily Schedules written for each individual athlete:

                B1: 3 – 7 times weekly practices

                B2: 24 hour email, phone, in person communication

2. Free Entry to Pearson's Athletic Club and all P.A.C. Sponsored events.

3. Team Gear, which Includes:

        A. Team gear includes:

                A1: Team jersey, shorts and warm-ups, team Bag 

                        A1 2: If anything is lost, it must be replaced by athlete at athlete's cost

        B. Training shoes.

                B1: Nike Marathon training shoes (twice per year)

                B2: Nike Track & Field/XC Spikes (once per year)

        C. Team Shirts

                C1: Twice a year. 1 for XC. 1 for T&F

4. Coach will act as agent, and athletic consultant for athlete's travel and housing at various races.

5. Monthly sponsorship money. (depending on club growth)

6. Travel expenses, when applies, includes:

        A. Airfare^

                A1: 100 dollar flight stipend of races of our choice. (4 times per year)

        B. Hotel

                B1: (1) FREE night's stay at the motel of our choice. (4 times per year)

        C. Free Entry Fee
        D. incidental expenses

In return, athletes, competing for Pearson’s Athletic Club in the Olympic Development Program, or Distance Project, who receive funding based on the “Elite” status will train with, and under the team Head Coach Joel Pearson and compete in races (usually USA Championship events, World Team Qualifiers, or elite international competition) chosen by the team Coach. Athletes will also always* compete and represent the team by wearing team sponsored gear before, during, and after the competition.

* If an athlete has shoe sponsorship, he/she may choose to wear those, and accept additional sponsorship money, with a coach – athlete arrangement. The athlete, however, must compete with our club’s team, in jersey, at all USATF Club National Championships.

^ = Meets may include:
Major Indoor / Outdoor / Cross Country competitions
USA Indoor Championships
USA Outdoor Championships
USA Cross Country Championships
Club National Championships
USA Running Circuit
Major U.S. Marathons

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Athletes in Pearson’s Olympic Development Program, or Distance Project, who have met our "Developmental" standard, will, in addition to the use of our facilities, receive:

1. Full time “24 hour” Coaching:

        A. Head XC / T&F Coach Joel Pearson

                A1: Associate Head Coach Jim Pearson

                A2: Assistant Coach: Jesse Duvall

        B. Daily Schedules written for each individual athlete:

                B1: 3 – 7 times weekly practices

                B2: 24 hour email, phone, in person communication

2. Free Entry to Pearson's Athletic Club and all P.A.C. Sponsored events.

3. Team Gear, which Includes:

        A. Team warm ups and racing gear*

                A1: Team jersey and discount on warm-ups / bag 

                        A1 2: If anything is lost, it must be replaced by athlete, at athlete's cost

        B. Training shoes.

                B1: Nike Marathon training shoes

        C. Team Shirts

                C1: Twice a year. 1 for XC. 1 for T&F

4. Coach will act as agent, and athletic consultant for an athlete's travel and housing at various races.

5. Monthly sponsorship. (depending on club growth)

6. Travel expenses, when applies, Includes:

        A. Airfare^

                A1: 50 dollar flight stipend of races of our choice. (2 times per year)

        B. Hotel

                B1: (1) FREE night stay at the motel of our choice. (2 times per year)

        C. Free Entry Fee
        D. incidental expenses

* If / When funds available.

Athletes competing for Pearson’s Athletic Club in the Olympic Development Program, orDistance Project, who receive funding based on the “Developmental” status will train with, and under the team head coach Joel Pearson and compete in races (usually USA Championship events, World Team Qualifiers, or elite international competition) chosen by the team Coach. Athletes will also always compete and represent the team by wearing team sponsored gear before, during, and after the competition.

Meets may include:

Major Indoor / Outdoor / Cross Country competitions
USA Cross Country Championships
Club National Championships
USA Running Circuit
Major U.S. Marathons

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Athletes in Pearson’s Olympic Development Program, or Distance Project, who have met our "C Team" standard, COULD*receive:

Achieving "C Team" status and all benefits that go with it are strictly on coach / athlete agreement.

1. Full time “24 hour” Coaching:

        A. Head XC / T&F Coach Joel Pearson

                A1: Associate Head Coach Jim Pearson

                A2: Assistant Coach: Jesse Duvall

        B. Daily Schedules written for each individual athlete:

                B1: 3 – 7 times weekly practices

                B2: 24 hour email, phone, in person communication

2. Free Entry to Pearson's Athletic Club and 1/2 off all P.A.C. Sponsored events.

3. Team Gear, which Includes:

        A. Team warm ups

                A1: Team jersey & Shorts

                        A1 2: If anything is lost, it must be replaced by athlete, at athlete's cost

        B. Training shoes.

                B1: Free / 1/2 off Nike Marathon training shoes

        C. Team Shirts

                C1: Twice a year. 1 for XC. 1 for T&F

4. Coach will act as agent, and athletic consultant for an athlete's travel and housing at various races.

5. Travel expenses, when applies, Includes:

        A. Hotel

                A1: (1) FREE / 1/2 off night stay at the motel of our choice

        B. Free Entry Fee to all Club Championships and selected meets.

* If / When funds available.

Athletes competing for Pearson’s Athletic Club in the Olympic Development Program, orDistance Project, who receive funding based on the “C Team” status will train with, and under the team head coach Joel Pearson and compete in races chosen by the team Coach. Athletes will also always compete and represent the team by wearing team sponsored gear before, during, and after the competition.

Meets may include:
Local Indoor / Outdoor / Cross Country / Road competitions
Major Indoor / Outdoor / Cross Country competitions
USA Cross Country Championships (World team qualifier)
Club National Cross Country Championships
Major U.S. Marathon

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Awards & Individual / Team Prize money:


Awards: TBD
Individual Prize Money: TBD

Team Prize Money: TBD

Athlete who qualify for the US Olympic Track and Field Trials will receive:
Motel:
Flight: