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These non stadia team scoring rules apply to all road races, including cross country, road walks, half-marathon and marathon.


Cross Country is the first event of the meet so it is critical that participating athletes contact Mary Rosado, Non-Stadia Team Manager, in advance if they want to be part of teams not in their age groups. Since the cross country race is the first non stadia event, it is critical that you declare your intention to the non stadia if not running by 5:00pm the day before as the team declarations need to be filed by 6:00pm and most athletes are preparing for the opening ceremony. 

There shall be three team awards on the basis that each Affiliate is entitled to count one team (best three to score) in each five-year age division and the results shall be computed on a cumulative time basis.
In road races, cross country races, and road walking races every athlete competes individually in his/her own age group.
For team scoring, athletes will only be permitted to drop to a lower age group to complete the required number for a team, provided that the following requirements are met:

  1. The lower age group shall be in the same race as that in which the athlete competes individually;
  2. The athlete’s country does not have a sufficient number of athletes in that age group to make up a full team in that age group;
  3. Every team must submit a start list that shows the names and age-group of all their athletes competing in a particular age group (no team list is required if the country has a natural team in an age group);
  4. An athlete may only score in one team;
  5. A maximum of two athletes from older age group may be declared in a team not of their age group;
  6. An athlete who joins a team of a lower age will not lose his/her right to an individual medal in his age group as long as all of the above rules are followed.

Should it be found that an athlete has entered for the team scoring in a younger age group where in the affiliate has already sufficient athletes within the team’s age group to make up a full team, the team will be disqualified. 
Team Managers are responsible for making an athlete aware that they will be running in a different race for a team and that they must agree to do so.
Forms need to be filed by 18:00 the evening before the event in schedule.

If teams need to be created and athletes have not contacted the team managers, the non stadia team manager will use his/her discretion to create the best medal contenders teams.

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