Well, the voting has been tabulated and slate "C" won (along with the Baystate marath). I'm looking forward to hearing the breakdown of voting. I hear C had the majority with 29% of the vote. I wonder how close it was (has to be pretty close with 4 slates!). I've listed the races below. Bummer that Northfield (USATF NE trail championship) is on the same morning as the Bedford 12k. I have a feeling it will hurt the quality at Northfield which is usually well attended by CMS runners.
I'm not sure how others feel about this slate system, but I'd much rather see a simple vote for every race that bids and the top race at each distance (or tops in the "odd distance" category) win. No matter how you feel you should let your representatives at USATF NE know. If you don't say anything they will assume that everyone likes the status quo.
Contacts at USATF NE:
2010 USATF NE road race championships
Jones Group Realtors 10 Mile, 10M, Amherst MA, Sun, Feb. 28
New Bedford Half Marathon, 13.1M, New Bedford MA, Sun., Mar 21
Bedford Rotary Memorial 12K,12K , Bedford NH, Sat., May 22
Rhody 5K (MEN ONLY) ,5K ,Lincoln RI , Sun., June 6
Stowe 8 Miler, 8M, Stowe VT, Sun., July 18
Bridge of Flowers 10K , 10K , Shelburne Falls MA, Sat., August 14
Providence Ronald McDonald House Women's Classic (WOMEN ONLY) 5K, Providence, Sun, Oct. 3
Bay State Marathon, Lowell MA, Sun., Oct. 17, 8:00 AM