The policy supports what the race director wants to do. If he wants a map with his course name on it, it must be re-measured and treated as a new course. It gets its own cert number. That the courses are identical is irrelevant.
This supports my desire to stop using names on courses, and just use certificate numbers. Yes, the RD that paid to have the course originally certified may feel a bit slighted, but we are certifying COURSES, not races. Why we don't encourage races to simply state "using USATF-certified course # OH11023PR" is puzzling.
Times are changing. More races are being run, and more courses are being certified. Back in the beginning, when there were few races, it made some sense to name a course after a race. Now, however, with so many races, it is common for multiple events to use the same course. While I like the business, I don't see a compelling reason to continue to further the impression that we are certifying a race, instead of a course.
With so many courses being certified, and more every year, we need to evaluate why we do what we do, and see if we need to modify the process. It is no longer a periodic occurrence to have a certification request. I am sure Gene spends much more time as Registrar than was spent on that position 10 years ago. Should we be doing things the same way forever? Just a thought.