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National Team Selection Procedures

The 2012 USATF National Cross Country Championships will serve as the national team selection event for the following international competitions:

  • January 5, 2013: BUPA Great Edinburgh International Team Challenge will be conducted in Edinburgh, UK. Events include: senior women's 6 km, senior men's 8 km (as well as junior women's 4 km and junior men's 6 km, which will be selected using other criteria). A minimum of six male and six female senior athletes will select themselves by order of finish at the 2012 USATF National Cross Country Championships. All athletes should come to the Championships with a U.S. passport valid through December 31, 2013. Athletes planning to qualify for and attend the BUPA Great Edinburgh event should be available for travel between January 3-6, 2013.  ATHLETES MUST STATE THEIR INTENT TO PARTICIPATE AT THE BUPA GREAT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY AT THE 2012 USATF NATIONAL CLUB CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS and complete all required USA National Team Processing forms. If no statement of intent is made during team processing on December 8, 2012, then the alternate will be offered the position. See the BUPA Great Edinburgh selection procedures for more details.
     
  • January 26, 2013: North America, Central American, & Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships will be conducted in Jamaica. Events include: senior women's 6 km, senior men's 8 km (as well as junior women's 4 km and junior men's 6 km, which will be selected using other criteria). Athletes will select themselves by order of finish at the 2012 USA Cross Country Championships. All athletes should come to the Championships with a U.S. passport valid through December 31, 2013. Athletes planning to qualify for and attend the NACAC Cross Country Championships should be available for travel between January 23-27, 2013. If you qualify for a team, you will be asked before you leave the Championships to complete all required USA National Team Processing forms. See the NACAC Cross Country Championships selection procedures for more details.  By no later than December 13, 2012, athletes must state their intent to participate at the 2013 NACAC Cross Country Championships to the team leaders. If no statement of intent is made by December 13, 2012, then the alternate will be offered the position.

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