The goal of this program is to establish a set of criteria to select a group of elite runners each year to represent the Chattanooga Track Club (CTC). It is important to note that the Chattanooga Track Club encourages participation from runners of all abilities. However in the past we have not recognized and supported our top Club athletes. We believe this program will financially support and recognize our elite runners who demonstrate excellence in the Chattanooga running community. The Club will benefit with some increased media exposure for the CTC. In addition these athletes will proactively participate in Club programs to help us promote our Club Mission and better our Club. Their contribution could include being role models for our youth program, mentors to other Club members in our training programs, an informational resource on running, and many other roles. If you feel that you may qualify as an elite runner please read this document. Then contact us with your information. The Club will only consider Club members who have expressed an interest in the program by formally submitting their qualifications. The qualification period for the 2013 elite sponsorship began on January 1, 2012 and will go through December 31, 2012.