Course Certification

Race Course Design – Mapping – Measuring

30+ USATF certified courses and counting!

The Advanced Running Project has the experience necessary to design and certify your race course regardless of distance. Trained by Ron Scardera who is an IAAF-AIMS Grade A Measurer who has certified courses for 30+ years including the 1984 Olympic Marathon and the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon.
We have certified courses for;
  • runDisney
  • Special Olympics World Games
  • Susan G. Komen
  • Hyundai
  • Race Penguin
  • Ohio River Road Runners Club
  • The cities of Tustin, Redondo Beach, and Huntington Beach
  • And many others!
We are confident we can design and certify a course that meets all of your desires.
Base Services: USATF Course Certification
  • Free consultation
  • Computer map of existing or prospective route for review
  • Measure course to USATF standards: “Shortest Possible Route” using Calibrated Bicycle Method
  • Precise location of Start, Finish, Turnaround and Intermediate split points on route
  • Course certification map with enhanced detail and description for locating key points
  • Submission of all USATF Measurement Certificate required documentation (10 year validation)
  • Printable copy of USATF Measurement Certificate and certification map
  • All measurement services comply with USATF Course Measurement and Certification Procedures

2020 Base Fee Structure*

5km

$375

5mi

$450

10km

$550

15km

$850

HALF MARATHON

$1,100

MARATHON

$2,400

* Discount for certification of multiple certified distances in single course footprint.

Any distance under 5km is $250.

Additional 20% surcharge for measurement contracted within one month of event date.

Additional 15% surcharge added for measurements required between Dec 1 and Mar 1.

Courses within 30 miles of zip code 45387 measured at no additional cost. Each additional travel mile beyond 30 add 60c/mile each way.

Additional Services

Road Race Course Design

(No existing or pre-designed route)

First Prospective Route: $50/flat

Additional Routes: $50/hr

Runner/Volunteer Map (printable)

Per Map: $200/flat

Course Modification

Measurement of modified course or expired certified course (no changes): 50% of base fee

Re-Marking of Previously Certified Course

(including Start, Finish and Turnaround)

5km Course or Less: $40/flat

Over 5km: $10/mile

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