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Eligibility Requirements

Only U.S. citizens, aliens living in the United States, and foreign exchange students are eligible to compete in these Championships. See the USATF Rules for more information and exceptions, by visiting

The competition will be conducted in six age divisions as follows:
Age Division Year of Birth* Distance of Race
8 & Under born 2007 + 2k
9-10 born 2005 - 2006 3k
11-12 born 2003 – 2004 3k
13-14 born 2001 - 2002 4k
15-16 born 1999 – 2000 5k
17-18 born 1997 - 1998 5k
* Per USATF Competition Rule 300.1 (c), Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year and less than nineteen (19) years of age on the day of the meet in order to compete in the Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championships.

A competitor must compete in his/her age division only. There will be no "moving up" in any event.

All athletes must be 2015 members of USATF in good standing.

USATF memberships may be purchased online by visiting / Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx or through your local Association Office.

All clubs must be a 2015 USATF member organization.
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