New England youth championship meet qualifying for Region 1 Championship
USATF New England Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship
Sunday, November 13
Deerfield Park - Bruce Ewart Cross Country Courses
Smithfield RI 02828
Self-Guided Course walks can be conduct Saturday November 12th
Course Maps: 2K 3K 4K 5K
Team Tent Area map
SCHEDULE / AGE DIVISIONS / RACE DISTANCES
*** Local and state Covid regulations may require changes in meet format or schedule.
Age 8/under Note: 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 2014 or 2015 (age 7 or 8) to run in the National Championship.
6 year olds (born 2016+) may run in the Region 1 meet, but will be marked as "exhibition" and may not score for a team. They also will not be counted among the top 30 advancing from Region 1 to Nationals.
Age 15-18 Note: 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.
All entrants must have a 2022 or 2023 USATF membership; 2023 membership is available starting November 1.
Membership information can be found HERE
Only U.S. citizens, aliens living in the United States and foreign exchange students are eligible to compete in the Championships.
Age divisions are determined by year of birth (see above) and NOT age on event day. A competitor must compete in his/her age division only. There will be no "moving up". This applies to both individuals and teams
Date of Birth Verification
Each athlete's date or birth must be verified and included as part of their USATF member profile before the athlete's entry can be submitted. If the athlete's date of birth has been verified in the past and their membership was renewed, they will be able to submit their entry.
The Proof of Birth (birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver’s license, U.S. government identification) must be uploaded to the athlete's USATF CONNECT profile by a parent or a club coach only. See USATF Competition Rules, Rule 300.1 (i) for further information.
Instructions / help video
Clubs must be a current (2022 or 2023) USATF member club in the New England association, and the club administrator and coaches must be SafeSport compliant. New club membership begins on November 1.
Individual Awards: The top 15 finishers in each race division will receive medals. Medals will be distributed in the finish area.
Team scoring: The top 5 finishers score for a club. The club affiliation must be on the individual's membership record.
If a club has more than 8 runners entered in a division race only 8 athletes may score. The scorers must be declared before the race. A and B teams of 5 to 8 runners are allowed if properly declared at least one hour before a speciric race. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for declaration process
Event entry is entirely online using 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 9, at 11:59 p.m.
There will be no late entry period and no day of the event entry.
Deerfield Park, Smithfield RI
Deerfield Park has been used for the New England association meet for many years, and the courses at the Bruce Ewart Cross Country Course are the same as recent past years.
There will be a defined flagged area for team tents - no stakes allowed.
A food concession and an apparel concession will be availble
Premium Parking adjacent to course is $5 CASH.
Free parking si available at Smithfield HS under 400m away
HS GPS address: 90 Pleasant View Avenue, Smithfield, RI 02917
Region 1 Championship
Sunday, November 20, Noble High School, North Berwick ME
The top 5 teams and other runners finishing in the top 30 in each race are eligible to advance to the Region 1 meet.
Entry willl be on athletic.net and will be available after New England results are posted (Tuesday morning November 15). Entries will close on Thursday, November 17.
Saturday, December 10, College Station, Texas.
The National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship Meet on December 11 in College Station, Texas on the Dale Watts Cross country Course of Texas A&M University. .The top 5 teams and individuals in the top 30 at the Region 1 meet are eligible to advance to Nationals. Entry will be at athletic.net and opens after Region 1 results are posted. Entry will close early December
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
There is a recommended short parent SafeSport course (no fee)