Junior Olympic event for youth born in 2003 through 2015
Registration will use athletic.net
Meet Day Updates
The USATF New England Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship meet is scheduled for Sunday, November 14 at Mine Falls Park in Nashua NH. This year, the courses will run from Nashua South High School.
◦ 10:00am: 8 & under Boys
*** Local and state Covid regulations may require changes in meet format or schedule.
AGE DIVISIONS / RACE DISTANCES
Born 2013-+ 2000 meters * Note 1 and 1A below
Born 2011-2012 3000 meters
Born 2009-2010 3000 meters
Born 2007-2008 4000 meters
Born 2005-2006 5000 meters **
Born 2003-2004 5000 meters ** Note 2 below
Note 1: While there is no minimum age, all runners must run unassisted and must be able to finish in the time before the next race on the schedule.
A runner MUST be born in 2012 or 2013 (age 7 or 8) to run in the National Championship.
Note 1A: The Age 8 & under race may run as a combined girls and boys race.
Note 2: The oldest two age groups (15-16, 17-18) will run together in boys and girls races. Individuals in those races are scored in 2 year age divisions, but teams are scored in a combined 4 year age group.
Entry in the New England meet is open to youth of all abilities.
Age divisions are by year of birth (born 2003 through 2015).
All entrants must have a 2021 or 2022 USATF membership; 2022 membership is available starting November 1.
Birthdate must be verified through online upload of documents to the USATF National office (not sent to the New England office).
Clubs must be a current (2021 or 2022) USATF member clubs and the administrator and coach must be SafeSport compliant.
Event entry is entirely online and will use athletic.net
There is no mail-in entry process.
Clubs and unattached individuals must set up an account on athletic.net to enter the meet. There are simple instructions at the above link.
All club entrants must have their individual USATF membership affiliation with the club.
Entry deadline is Wednesday, November 10, at 11:59 p.m.
There will be no late entry period and no day of the event entry.
Region 1 Meet
Sunday, November 21, Attleboro MA
The Region 1 meet will be held for the first time on the Mark Coogan Course at Highland Park.
The course's rolling hills are similar to this year's Junior Olympics Nationals course
USATF New England encourages athletes and parents to become aware of Safesport to help us create a safe environment for the athletes. Training and other resources are available here: http://bit.ly/AthleteSafety
Additional Regional and National Information
The meet is OPEN ENTRY - that is, open to all entrants.
There no advancement from association meets to the Region 1 meet.
This is similar to the National Championship which is also Open Entry,
The Region 1 Meet does NOT qualify for Nationals, which is open entry.
USATF has announced the National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship Meet on December 11 in Paris, Kentucky (same site as last year) will be "direct entry" with no advancement requirements similar to 2020.