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Event Logo USATF Virginia Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - Thursday, June 1, 2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Pole Green Park
Mechanicsville, VA
On-Time Entry Deadline: 11/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

Schedule & Age Divisions
Age Division Distance Start Time
Open & Masters
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5 km (3.1 miles) 9:00 am
8 & under Boys & Girls (2005 and later) 2 km (1.24 miles) 10:00 am
9-10 Boys & Girls (born 2003-2004) 3 km (1.86 miles) 10:30 am
11-12 Boys & Girls (born 2001-2002) 3 km (1.86miles) 11:00 am
13-14 Boys & Girls (born 1999-2000) 4 km (2.48 miles) 11:30 am
15-16 Boys & Girls (born 1997-1998) 5 km (3.1 miles) 12:00 pm
17-18 Men & Women(born 1995-1996) 5 km (3.1 miles) 12:30 pm

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Individuals: Current USATF membership is required to compete. Proof of Birth (copy of birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver’s license, or U.S. government identification) is required and must be submitted prior to registration and participation. Proof of birth along with the athlete’s USATF membership number must be scanned and emailed to Melissa Johnson at tracknfieldnva@yahoo.com for verification and submission into the national database. Entry into the meet will not be accepted without Birth Verification completed in the system. Please do not wait until the last minute to do this. You risk the chance of missing the registration deadline. If proof of birth has previously been submitted, you do not have to submit it again.
 
Teams: Only registered USATF member clubs may enter a team. All athletes representing the club must be affiliated with that club as part of their USATF membership. To enter a team, a club must complete the team entry/declaration process during online registrations. Only athletes listed on the team declaration roster will be eligible to represent the club at the Association, Regional or National championships.

USATF MEMBERSHIP – IMPORTANT
Runners must have a 2013 or 2014 USATF membership to enter the meet and use the online registration. Memberships may be obtained online at www.usatf.org. 2014 membership began on November 1 and is good for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. USATF membership for ages 18 and under is $20.00.

COMPETITION RULES: The Virginia Association championships will be governed by USATF rules 304 and 305(3)

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES:
On-Time Registration: Must be completed by 6:00p.m. Friday, November 22, 2013
ONLY ONLINE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Click here to enter.
Individual Entries: $10.00 per athlete. Team Entries: No charge

PAYMENTS: The online entry system accepts most major credit cards.

WAIVER FORM – Each athlete must have a waiver form signed by the athlete and parent/legal guardian, if the athlete is under the age of 18 in order to compete in any of the cross country championships. Please turn in this form at Packet Pick-up.

TEAM SCORING: Limited to USATF clubs – Top 2 by place. If a team has more than 8 runners in one age group, they must declare their top 8 runners by designating “A,” “B,” “C,” etc... team.
 
COMPETITION BIB NUMBERS: All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition, chest-high on the front of their jerseys. Bib numbers will be distributed to athletes from 7:00a.m.- 10:00a.m. the day of the meet.

COURSE INFORMATION: The course will open at 7:00 AM on Saturday November 23, 2013. The walk-thru will be at 7:30 A.M. The course will be closed at 8:30 AM. No one will be allowed on the course for warm - up after this time. There are plenty of areas for warming up in the adjacent fields. Restroom facilities and a First-Aid Station will be available. No dressing facility is available.

EVENT RESULTS: During competition, event results will be posted outside of the check-in tent. In addition, event results will be posted at www.virginia.usatf.org.

AWARDS: USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded to the top ten individuals in each age division.

ADVANCEMENTS: There will not be a Region 3 meet this year. Top 15 athletes and top 2 teams in each age division will advance to the USATF National Championships to be held on Saturday, December 14 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Tx. Please click here for additional information. Athletes participating in the 8 & Under division must be 7 by December 31, 2013 in order to participate in the USATF Nation Championships.

DIRECTIONS TO POLE GREEN:
From the East - Take I-64 Westbound to I-295 Northbound. Follow I-295 Northbound to exit 38-A (Pole Green Road). Travel Eastbound on Pole Green Road for approx. 3.9 miles. Pole Green Park will be on the left.
From the West – Take I-64 Eastbound to I-295 Southbound. Follow I-295 Southbound to exit 38-A (Pole Green Road). Travel Eastbound on Pole Green Road for approx. 3.9 miles. Pole Green Park will be on the left.
From the North – Take I-95 Southbound to I-295 Southbound. Follow I-295 Southbound to Exit 38-A (Pole Green Road). Travel Eastbound on Pole Green Road for approx. 3.9 miles. Pole Green Park will be on the left.
From the South – Take I-95 Northbound to I-295 Northbound. Follow I-295 Northbound to Exit 38-A (Pole Green Road). Travel Eastbound on Pole Green Road for approx. 3.9 miles. Pole Green Park will be on the left.
From the East (Route 360) – Take Route 360 Westbound and turn right onto Route 615 (Walnut Grove Road). Follow Walnut Grove Road for approx. 1 mile to Pole Green Road. Turn left onto Pole Green Road. Travel Westbound on Pole Green Road ofr approx. 1.5 miles. Pole Green Park will be on the right.
 
CONTACT:
Tony Vaughn   
Email   
Phone 757.434.3192