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National Team Processing

The 2006 USA Cross Country Championships will serve as the national team selection event for the following international competitions:

  • March 11: North America, Central American, & Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships will be conducted at the USA National Training Center in Clermont, FL (near Orlando). Events include: junior women's 4 km, junior men's 6 km, junior women's 6 km, senior men's 8 km. Athletes will select themselves by order of finish at the 2006 USA Cross Country Championships. Athletes must state their intent to participate at the NACAC Championships during team processing during the 2006 USA Cross Country Championships and complete all required USA National Team Processing forms. If no statement of intent is made to the team leaders by February 22, 2006, then the alternate will be offered the position.
  • April 1-2: IAAF World Cross Country Championships will be conducted in Fukuoka, Japan. Athletes planning to qualify for and attend the IAAF World Cross Country Championships should be available for travel between March 25 - April 3, 2006. All athletes should come to the Championships with a U.S. passport valid through December 31, 2006. 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.

    By no later than February 23, 2006, athletes must state their intent to participate at the 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships to the team leaders. If an athlete is competing at the February 24-26 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships with the intent of qualifying for the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships, then that athlete must declare that fact to the team leaders and state their intent to participate at the 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships to the team leaders by no later than February 27, 2006. If no statement of intent is made, then the alternate will be offered the position.

 

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