Add Your Race

If you’re looking for a way to bring more runners to your road or trail race, we offer two great ways to help you promote your race to our members: our Sponsored Races and our Gold Cup Series.

Sponsored Race Application

We actively encourage Striders to participate in our sponsored races by rewarding them with a special award for completing at least 3 sponsored races at our annual awards banquet. This award is open to all Striders, regardless of their choice to participate in the Gold Cup Series.

Sponsored race benefits include:

  • Event listing with logo and registration link on our main online events calendar and on the Sponsored Race calendar
  • Race flyer mailed to our members inside our INSTEP newsletter
  • Space for your race flyer Gold Cup race table (set up at all Gold Cup races)

Download the printable Sponsored Race Application here.

Gold Cup Race Application

The Gold Cup Series consists of 30 carefully selected road and cross country races. This competitive series has a variety of awards for participants. To be eligible for a season-ending award, participants must compete a minimum of 10 races, if they are 19 and older, or 5 races if they are 18 and under. Participants who are 19 and older can also compete in the Elite Series (a subset of select qualifying Gold Cup races), which requires completing 10 Gold Cup races and scoring elite points at least one Elite Series race.

Each year, we have several runners attempt to earn the Jim Cox Award, which is award to Gold Cup participants who complete all 30 Gold Cup Series races and a marathon of their choice.

Gold Cup Race benefits include

  • Event listing with logo and registration link on our main online events calendar and on the Sponsored Race calendar
  • Social media posts to promote your race
  • Inclusion in email blasts to promote the Gold Cup Series
  • Race flyer mailed to our members inside our INSTEP newsletter
  • Space for your race flyer Gold Cup race table (set up at all Gold Cup races)

Download the printable Gold Cup Series Requirements and Application here.

Download the Gold Cup Series Race Directors FAQ here (PDF)