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The One Hour Track Run

2018 Grand Prix Race #1
Pottsville, AR - January 21, 2017 -1:30/3:15 PM

Race Highlights

  • Location for 2018: Pottsville High School
  • Race hosted by the River Valley Runners
  • Kicks off the 2018 Grand Prix Season!
  • 2017 winners:
    Carli Langley (9.391 miles) and Brent Corbitt (10.455 miles)
  • Grand Prix Championship Event
  • Two separate heats to decrease track congestion

Directions to the Starting Line

From I-40: Take exit 88 and turn south onto 363/247. Continue for about 3/4 mile and turn left onto Apache Drive. Look for the track on the right.

Address: Pottsville High School, 500 Apache Drive, Pottsville, AR 72858

Race History

The first One Hour Track Run was held in 1983 as part of Grand Prix II. This run took place in Russellville at the Arkansas Tech University track. The One Hour Track Run was eliminated after one year as the Grand Prix was trimmed to a core of four races for most of the 1980's. Later incarnations of a One Hour Track Run were located in El Dorado and later Camden, Arkansas, and were a Grand Prix staple in the 1990's. After 1998, the One Hour Track Run ceased to be run until the Long Distance Running Committee decided to revive it as part of the 25th Running of the Grand Prix in 2006. Fittingly, the One Hour Track Run returned to Russellville for Grand Prix XXV, and was held at the Russellville High School Track. In 2011, the race moved back to the ATU track where it all began. In 2013, the race moved the Danville High School track which hosted till 2015. In 2016, the race moved to the Pottsville High School track.

Course Description

A 400 meter track.

For further information, contact:
Tom Aspel, Race Director