Saturday, November 11, 2017
Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
Schedule & Age Divisions:
Age Division Distance 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 (2009 and >) 2 km (approx.1.24 miles) 10:00 a.m.
9-12 years (2005-2008) 3 km (approx. 1.86 miles) 10:30 a.m.
13-14 years (2003-2004) 4 km (approx. 2.48 miles) 11:00 a.m.
15-18 years (1999-2002) 5 km (approx. 3 miles) 11:30 a.m.
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.
Schedule: 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 in each age group.
ADVANCEMENTS: Youth: - Top 30 individuals and top five (5) teams in each age group advances to the USATF Region 7 Championships to be held in Indiana. All eligible athletes must declare and pay for advancement entries at the following site: www.athletic.net.
The Youth National Championships will be held on Saturday, December 9th, in Tallassee, Florida. Additional information is available at: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2017/USATF-National-Junior-Olympic-Cross-Country-Champi.aspx
The Masters & Open National Championships are held on various dates based on distances beginning October 15, 2017.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: The registration site is: www.athletic.net. The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. For youth, the fees are paid online via a credit/debit card or electronic check.
For Masters & Open, registration can be online or mailed. The registration form is available at www.usatfillinois.org. The fees can be paid online or paid on day of meet.
All registration correspondence should be mailed to:
1770 W. State St., ste A
Sycamore, IL 60178
All correspondence must be received by Friday, November 3rd at 5:00 p.m.
ENTRY FEES :
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 (email@example.com)
Lorette Cherry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Art Pahl (email@example.com)