Meet Distance: The distance run at the meet depends on the athlete’s year of birth (see USATF age divisions):
- 9-10, 11-12: 3000 meters (3k)
- 13-14: 4000 meters (4k)
- 15-16, 17-18: 5000 meters (5k)
What To Expect: Athlete and spectator fees are typically $5. Most meets follow a rolling schedule, meaning that each event will start immediately after the previous event was completed. Parents and athletes are responsible for listening for the XC event check-in time and location.
Optional: A USATF membership is required to participate in the USATF Association Championship if the athlete wants to try to qualify for the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Madison, WI on December 14, 2019.
- USATF membership (Fee: $20.00): https://www.usatf.org/membership/application/
Check Track Events, Field Events, Cross Country – Include our Club Membership Number: 40-2030.
Note: If membership is purchased after November 1, it will be good through December 2020.
All athletes will receive a navy blue long-sleeved Competitor t-shirt as part of registration.
Please invest in a good pair of running shoes. Spikes are optional. Suggested locations: Heartland Soles and Fitness Sports. Mention our club; discounts may apply.
An ATC tank for meets can be purchased from Wee's Tees, 306 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023. Athletes can choose to purchase shorts from Wee’s Tees or wear shorts/compression shorts/tights of their choosing. Webstore: https://atcfall2019.itemorder.com /. Deadline: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 (11:59pm CDT). Exchanges or returns are not available.