2023 USATF Illinois Cross Country Championships

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Masters, Open & Youth

Sunday, November 12, 2023 

Oswegoland Park District

Prairie Point Center
313 E. Washington Street

Oswego, Illinois 60543




Age Division 


Start Time  

19 and over men 

10 km (approx. 6 miles) 

 1:00 p.m. 

19 and over women 

6 km (approx. 3.5 miles) 

 1:00 p.m. 

8 years & under (2015 and later) 

2 km (approx.1.24 miles) 

 10:00 a.m. 

9-10 years (2013-2014) 

3 km (approx. 1.86 miles) 

 10:30 a.m.

11-12 years (2011- 2012)

3 km (approx. 1.86 miles) 

 11:00 a.m.

13-14 years (2009-2010)  

4 km (approx. 2.48 miles) 

 11:30 a.m. 

15-18 years (2005-2008) 

5 km (approx. 3 miles) 

 12:00 noon 



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 current, 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:  According to and in accord with 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: Packet pick-up will start at 8:00 am and will be available until the start of the last race.  A course walk through will begin at 9:00 am. Course maps for each distance will be provided online. Additionally, they will be provided on the event day.



Day of meet entries will not be allowed for youth. Masters and Open athletes may register day of meet. Registration closes an noon.  

EVENT RESULTSDuring competition, live results will be posted online. Final event results will be posted at www.usatfillinois.org. Go Association Championships/All Results.



  • 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 50 individuals and top five (5) teams in each age group advances to the USATF Region 7 Cross Country Championships to be held in Indiana. All eligible athletes must declare and pay for advancement entries at the following site:  www.athletic.net.  


The 2023 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships, will be held December 9, 2023, Louisville, Kentucky.


The Masters & Open National Championships are held on various dates based on distances contested which starts September 2023.


ONLINE REGISTRATION: The registration site is: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/227916/register. The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. For youth, the fees are paid online via a credit/debit card or electronic check.  


For Masters & Open, can registration 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:


                        USATF Illinois 
                                            One Westbrook Corporate Center

                           Suite 300 
                                                  Westchester, Illinois 60154


All correspondence must be received by Wednesday, November 8, at 5:00 p.m. 




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




Brenda Kimbrough (bbkimbrough@gmail.com) 
Lorette Cherry (
Art Pahl (




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