You must be a 2013 USATF member to enter the Championships. If you do not have a 2013 membership, please complete a membership application first. You must also meet the eligibility requirements.
Entry Fees and Deadlines
on or before 1/25/13 at 5:00 p.m. ET
on or before 1/28/13 at 5:00 p.m. ET
on-site - before 2/01/13 at 5:00 p.m. CT
All entrants will receive a commemorative championship Nike Dri-Fit shirt.
Team and Individual Entry Form
The entry fee for the Championships is $40. There is no additional fee for teams. Late entries incur an additional $25 late fee per athlete.
Online entries must be paid for by credit card ("Visa - the only credit card accepted by USATF") or electronic funds transfer ("electronic checks"). On-site entry fees may be paid at packet pick-up at the Meet Headquarters Hotel on Friday. Faxed and day-of-race entries will not be accepted. All fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Both teams and individuals use the same Online Entry form.
Teams: In order for an athlete to be part of a scoring team, be sure the athlete's affiliation is something other than "unattached" and select a team letter (A, B, etc.) during the entry process for each athlete who will be part of that scoring team. To remove an athlete from a scoring team, deselect the team letter (leave it blank).
Note that only six athletes are allowed to be on the final team declaration per event. The first six athletes listed on your team's declaration shall comprise your club's declared team unless a revised team declaration is submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. CT, February 1, 2013. Revisions to final declarations may be submitted in-person at packet pick-up no later than 5:00 p.m. CT, February 1, 2013.
Master Team Declarations
Note that only five or nine athletes are allowed to be on the final team declaration per team respective of team division. If you have listed more than five/nine athletes on your team’s online declaration form, only the first five/nine listed shall comprise your club's declared scoring team unless you revise your declaration form. You have until Noon (CT) on Thursday, January 31, 2013 to revise your online team declaration. A hard copy revision to final team declarations may be submitted in-person at packet pick-up no later than 6:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, February 1, 2013. Team revision forms will be available at packet pick-up. Questions should be directed to the Referee. Please follow the instructions below to access the USATF online Club Management Area:
Access to the USATF Club Management Area is available to the person listed as the main contact on your original yearly member club application form, as well as club coaches and club administrators as designated by the main club contact. To gain access to your club, e-mail your club's main contact with your name, individual membership number, and role within the club. Note: access to the Management Area is limited to those people who are current individual members of USATF. If you joined as a new individual member instead of renewing, please e-mail your club's main contact person to have your new membership number attached to your club profile. You can find your club contact information at: https://www.usatf.org/clubs/search/.
National Team Processing
The 2013 USA Cross Country Championships will serve as the national team selection event for the following international competitions:
March 24, 2013: IAAF World Cross Country Championships will be conducted in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Athletes planning to qualify for and attend the IAAF World Cross Country Championships with a U.S. passport valid through December 31, 2013. Juniors must bring a copy of their birth certificate. 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 IAAF World Cross Country Championships selection procedures for more details. Athletes must state their intent to participate at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships to the team leader, by no later than February 13, 2013. If no statement of intent is made to the team leaders by February 13, 2013, then the alternate will be offered the position.