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Qualifying Standards

Athletes who have achieved one of the qualifying standards below will be eligible for entry into the 2017 USATF 5 km Championships. Decisions on travel and hotel funding will be made separately at the sole discretion of New York Road Runners.

  • Men: 5000m track performance of 13:45.00 or faster from January 1, 2017 – September 8, 2017 (Indoor and outdoor performances will be accepted)
     
  • Women: 5000m track performance of 15:50.00 or faster from January 1, 2017 – September 8, 2017 (Indoor and outdoor performances will be accepted)
     
  • Top-10 finish in the 1500m, 3000m Steeplechase, 5000m, or 10,000m at the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships
  • Top-10 finish at the 2017 USATF Cross Country Championships (open division)

  • Top-5 in the 2017 USATF Running Circuit standings as of October 2, 2017

 
NYRR and USATF will consider athletes outside of these standards on a case-by-case basis.

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