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Event Logo 2014 USATF Virginia Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Thursday, June 1, 2017
Pole Green Park
Mechanicsville, VA
On-Time Entry Deadline: 11/20/2014 11:59:00 PM
Late Entry Deadline: 11/20/2014 11:59:00 PM

SCHEDULE & AGE DIVISIONS:
Age Division Distance Start Time
8 & under (2006 and later) 2 km (1.24 miles) Girls & Boys - 10:00 am
9-10 (born 2004-2005) 3 km (1.86 miles) Girls & Boys - 10:30 am
11-12 (born 2002-2003) 3 km (1.86 miles) Girls & Boys - 11:00 am
13-14 (born 2000-2001) 4 km (2.48 miles) Girls & Boys - 11:30 am
15-16 (born 1998-1999) 5 km (3.1 miles) Girls & Boys - 12:00 pm
17-18 (born 1996-1997) 5 km (3.1 miles) Girls & Boys - 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 b8bygrl@yahoo.comfor 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 2014 or 2015 USATF membership to enter the meet and use the online registration. Memberships may be obtained online at www.usatf.org. 2015 membership begins on November 1 and is good for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015. USATF membership for ages 18 and under is $20.00.

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

ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES:
Individual Fees: $10.00 per athlete. Team Fees: No charge
The online entry system accepts VISA, Master Card, Discover, and electronic checks. 

Deadline: On-Time Registration: Must be completed by 11:59p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014 

Entry Form: Click here to enter. (ONLY ONLINE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.)
 
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 22, 2014. The walk-thru will be at 7:30 A.M. The course will be closed at 9:30 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: The top 15 athletes and top 2 teams in each age divisions will qualify for the  USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships to be held on Saturday, December 13 at the Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Note: a regional championship will not be held

Athletes participating in the 8 & Under Division must be 7 yrs. of age by December 31, 2014 in order to participate in the national championship.

DIRECTIONS:
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 757-434-6207  Email