How long should it take to get a newly certified course listed at the USATF Certified Course Search web site (http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/search/)? Could the parallel discussion here about a “paperless certification files” address this issue as well?
Currently it seems to take at least 4-6 weeks for a course to hit the initial registrar’s list. Another 8-12 weeks to get listed at the USATF course list. And finally, 8-12 weeks more to have the course map available. What can be done to speed up the process?
The USATF Certified Course Search web site seems to be an important tool for runners for a number of reasons like looking for a certified marathon course as a Boston qualifier or researching the course status of their next race. The more current the course list data, the more value it would have to runners.
Granted, certifiers only pay $3.00 per course to have the certificate and map filed and listed. Should this fee increase to cover the cost of new technology efficient upgrades to speed up the process?