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National Team Selection Procedures

The 2013 USATF National Cross Country Championships will serve as the national team selection event for the following international competitions:

  • January 11, 2014: BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross Country 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 via descending order of finish at the 2013 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships. All athletes wishing to compete in the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country MUST report to National Team Processing with a U.S. passport valid through December 31, 2014. Athletes planning to qualify for and attend the BUPA Great Edinburgh event should be available for travel between January 7-12, 2014. ATHLETES MUST STATE THEIR INTENT TO PARTICIPATE AT THE BUPA GREAT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY AT THE 2013 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 14, 2013, then the alternate will be offered the position. See the BUPA Great Edinburgh selection procedures for more details.

  • February 22, 2014: North America, Central American, & Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships will be conducted in Trinidad & Tobago. 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 via descending order of finish at the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships. All athletes wishing to compete in the NACAC Cross Country Championships MUST report to National Team Processing with a U.S. passport valid through December 31, 2014. Athletes planning to qualify for and attend the NACAC Cross Country Championships should be available for travel between February 19-23, 2014. 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 16, 2013, 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 16, 2013, then the alternate will be offered the position.

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