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         2016 USATF Illinois Association

Cross Country Championships
         Masters, Open & Youth


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Northern Illinois University
Course Location: North 40
Enter into Maps "Lucinda Ave & Kishwaukee Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115

then follow road North to course


Schedule & Age DIVISIONS:


Age Division


Start Time

19 and over men

10 km (approx. 6 miles)

  8:00 a.m.

19 and over women

6 km (approx. 3.5 miles)

  8:00 a.m.

8 years & under (2008 and later)

2 km (1.24 miles)

10:00 a.m.

9-10  years (2006-2007)

3 km (1.86 miles)

10:30 a.m.

11-12 years (2004-2005)

3 km (1.86 miles)

11:00 a.m.

13-14 years (2002-2003)

4 km (2.48 miles)

11:30 a.m.

15-18 years  (1998-2001)

5 km (approx. 3 miles)

12:00 p.m.


Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals: A current USATF membership is required to compete.  Proof of Birth (copy of birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver’s license, or U.S. government identification) is required and must be submitted prior to registration and participation.


Teams: Only registered USATF member clubs may enter a team.  All athletes representing the club must be affiliated with that club as part of their USATF membership. To enter a team, a club must complete the team entry/declaration process during online registration. Only athletes listed on the team roster are eligible to represent the club at the Association, Regional or National championships.


Note:  Effective Immediately: According to rule 3 (f) Cross Country Qualifying Procedures – high school and collegiate athletes must compete in the Association Championships as long as the Association Championships is greater than 48 hours from the high school or collegiate championships.


TEAM SCORING: Eight (8) athletes on the team may be declared as scoring athletes.  The top five (5) finishers among the declared runners will score.


COMPETITION BIB NUMBERS: All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition chest-high on the front of their jerseys.  Bib numbers will be distributed to athletes during packet pick-up.



7:00 a.m.

Packet pick-up.

7:00 a.m.

Adult - Course walk           

9:00 a.m.

Youth – Course walk



  • Day of meet entries will not be allowed for youth.
    -         Masters and Open athletes may register day of meet. Registration closes at 7:30 a.m.

    EVENT RESULTS: During competition, event results will be posted at the event site. Final event results will be posted at www.usatfillinois.org.



  • USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded to the top 15 individuals in each age division.
  • Masters and Open medals will be awarded to the top three (3) finishers.


ADVANCEMENTS: Youth: - Top 30 individuals and top five (5) teams in each age group advances to the USATF Region 7 Championships to be held on November 19, 2016, in DeKalb, IL, at North Illinois University. All eligible athletes must declare and pay for advancement entries at the following site:  www.athletic.net.

The National Championships will be held on Saturday, December 10th in Hoover, Alabama. Additional information is available at:  http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2016/USATF-National-Junior-Olympic-Cross-Country-Champi.aspx


ONLINE REGISTRATION: The registration site is:  www.athletic.net. The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. For youth, the fees are paid online via a credit/debit card or electronic check. For Masters & Open, the fees can be paid online, mailed, or paid on day of meet.


All registration correspondence should be mailed to:


                                    USATF Illinois
                                    1213 Maple Avenue, unit E
                                    Lisle, Illinois 06532


All correspondence must be received by Friday, November 4th  at 5:00 p.m.



All Individual Entries:     $10.00 per athlete.
Day of meet:                 $15.00 per athlete Masters & Open only.
Team Entries:                Team entries are charged at the individual rate.


CONTACTS:     Brenda Kimbrough (bbkimbrough@gmail.com)
                        Lorette Cherry (usatfil@sbcglobal.net)




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