Cross Country meet at Hudson Mills Metro park. Distances are 2K, 3K, 4K, and 5K. There is also an open 5K race for anyone wanting to run a cross country race. Medals for the top 6 in each age group.
This meet is a Qualifier meet for the “Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships”, which takes place Saturday November 17 at “E. P. Tom Sawyer Park” in Louisville, KY. The web-site for the National meet, which draws an estimated 2000 youth athletes from across the country every year, is here:
The top 3 “scoring teams” and the next 20 individual runners in each “single-year” youth age-division will advance from THIS meet to the NATIONAL meet in Louisville. The youth age-divisions are as follows:
Age-6 division (kids born in 2013, running the 2K race)
Age-7 division (kids born in 2012, running the 2K race)
Age-8 division (kids born in 2011, running the 2K race)
Age-9 division (kids born in 2010, running the 3K race)
Age-10 division (kids born in 2009, running the 3K race)
Age-11 division (kids born in 2008, running the 3K race)
Age-12 division (kids born in 2007, running the 3K race)
Age-13 division (kids born in 2006, running the 4K race)
Age-14 division (kids born in 2005, running the 4K race)
Age-15 division (kids born in 2004, running the 5K race)
Age-16 division (kids born in 2003, running the 5K race)
Age-17 division (kids born in 2002, running the 5K race)
Age-18 division (kids born between 11/24/2000 and 12/31/2001, running the 5K race)
For more information on how to qualify for the National meet in Louisville, please visit: http://www.youthcrosscountry.org/qualifying.html
NOTE: There will be combined age-divisions in each race, but athletes will be ranked separated. For example, there will be “age-13” kids (born in 2006) and “age-14” kids (born in 2005) running in the same 4K race, but they will all be ranked separately. So the top 3 “scoring teams”, the next 20 “age-13” kids, and the next 20 “age-14” kids — will all advance to the National meet (per gender).
“Scoring teams” are actually 2-year teams, so in the example above: five (5) or more kids born in 2005 or 2006 from the same club/gender in the 4K race are a “scoring team”. “Scoring teams” must have at least 5 runners. So if there are twelve age-13 girls and twelve age-14 girls among the top three (3) girl “scoring teams” in the 4K race, then there can be as many as 32 age-13 girls and another 32 age-14 girls — all advancing to the Nationals.
1. Even though there is an Open 5K race for adults, only the youth athletes running in the 5K are eligible to compete in the National Championship, since the age limit for the National Championship is 18 years old (kids who were born on or after 11/24/2000).
2. Youth Enduro Sports (YES) memberships are NOT required for this Qualifier meet. The $25 entry fee includes the YES insurance cost for this Qualifier. Athletes who advance to the National Championship and decide to attend will have a purchase a YES membership for the National meet.
3. Since this qualifier meet is being sanctioned by the YES National office, it is being conducted as such. So athletes MUST compete in their proper events, based on their birth-year age-division. High School athletes who normally compete in the 5K in their school meets, who will be still be 14 years old by the end of this year (freshman) HAVE to run the 4K in this meet — athletes cannot “move up” from the 3K to the 4K, or move up from the 4K to the 5K.
4. Team Awards are being considered for this year’s race — STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES
For more information on the “CCCNYC” National meet, please visit http://www.youthcrosscountry.org/