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Event Logo 2016 USATF Niagara Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
Sunday, November 13, 2016 - Sunday, November 13, 2016
Letchworth State Park
Mount Morris, NY

SCHEDULE, AGE DIVISIONS, COURSE MAPS

Age Division

Distance / Course Map

Start Time 

8 & Under (born 2008 and earlier)

2 km (1.24 miles)

Boys & Girls – 11:00 a.m.

9 - 10 (born 2006 - 2007)

3 km (1.86 miles)

Boys & Girls – 11:20 a.m.

11 - 12 (born 2004 – 2005) 

3 km (1.86 miles)

Boys & Girls – 11:40 a.m. 

13 - 14 (born 2002- 2003)

4 km (2.48 miles)

Boys & Girls – 12:00 p.m.

15 - 16 (born 2000–2001) 

5 km (3.1 miles)

Boys & Girls – 12:20 p.m.

17 – 18 (born 1998–1999) 

5 km (3.1 miles)

Boys & Girls – 12:20 p.m.


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.
 
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.   

ENTRY INFORMATION 
ENTRY DEADLINE: 
all entries are due by Friday, November 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm EDT.  
Please do not wait until the last minute to begin your registration.   Late entries will not be allowed.
 
ENTRY FEES:
Individuals: $10.00 per athlete.        Team: No charge  
The online entry system accepts all credit cards, however USATF prefers VISA. 
 
ENTRY FORM:   Click here to enter the meet.
Accuracy of data entered is the responsibility of each club and/or athlete.  Please validate data by reviewing your account prior to submitting each entry and by viewing the official entry list for accuracy .  An instructional video on the online registration process may be viewed here. 

ENTRY LIST:   Click here to view the official entries.
 
TEAM SCORING
8 athletes on the team entry/declaration form may be declared as scoring athletes.  The top 5 finishers among the declared runners will score. 
 
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 (Packet pick-up 10:00 @ North Highbanks Shelter).  
 
UNIFORMS
Each competitor on a qualifying team must have a jersey or singlet that is basically identical in color and style to those worn by his/her teammates. The team jersey must be clearly visible throughout the race. This means the team jersey should be worn as the outside layer of clothing if other garments are worn during the race. Athletes who are unattached or who compete for a team not in team competition may wear any apparel as long as it is safe, not offensive, and has the athlete's bib number attached to the outside layer. 

EVENT RESULTS
During competition, event results will be posted at (North Highbanks Shelter).  In addition, event results will be posted on this page.
 
AWARDS: USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded to the top fifteen individuals in each age division.  (Award Ceremony will begin at 12:50 PM at North Highbanks Shelter).
 
ADVANCEMENTS
From Association to Regionals: The Region 2 Championships will be held on Sunday, November 20th at Central Park/Greystone in Morris Plains, New Jersey.  Top 30 individuals and top 5 teams in each age division at the Niagara championships will advance to the Region 2 Championships. The 15-16 and 17-18 age divisions will be combined in team scoring only, the top 10 teams will advance. 

PROTESTS
Protests relating to matters which developed during the conduct of the competition must be made to the Referee at once and not later than one hour after a result has been announced. Decisions of the Referee may be appealed within one hour to the Jury of Appeals.  The fee to file an appeal to the Jury is $100. This fee will be returned if your appeal is upheld. Please note USATF Rule 119.4 when considering the use of video /photo footage for protests.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
There is plenty of parking near Highbanks Rec. and Harvey Pool area. Please do not block Park Police.  Park map

 
CONTACT / QUESTIONS
Meet information: Demetrius Bennett (youth chair)
Membership & DOB verification:  Jim Glinsky (membership chair)  Fax 585-359-2839
 
DRUG TESTING
Athletes who participate in this competition are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing. 
  
BE ALERT - Knowing your rights and responsibilities may save you from making a mistake that could jeopardize your athletic career. The use of ALL dietary supplements is "at the athlete's own risk of committing a doping violation."   BE AWARE - Testing may take place at any time or after any round - preliminary, qualifying, or final - USADA typically selects place finishers and random athletes. Once notified, you will be accompanied by a chaperone until you report to the Doping Control Station. Athletes must report to the Doping Control Station immediately after notification unless there is an approved reason for delay. Reasons for delay that will be considered include, but are not limited to, retrieving identification, attending an awards ceremony, locating an Athlete Representative, cooling down, media obligations and preparing for another event.  If there is a valid reason for delay, inform the Notifying Chaperone so he/she can confirm with a Doping Control Officer. 
 
BE CLEAN - Checking to see if the medication you take is allowed could be the difference between passing your test and serving a doping ban. A search on USADA's easy-to-use Global Drug Reference Online™, or a quick call to USADA's Drug Reference Line™ (1-800-233-0393) , or a review of the Therapeutic Use Exemption procedure will help you understand if a medication is allowed or prohibited. 
 
BE INFORMED - Watching USADA's short testing video will familiarize you with the drug testing process. When making travel arrangements please allow enough time for drug testing at the end of your event. This will include providing a sample and processing paperwork.  The adjudication of anti-doping rule violations or refusals to test will be carried out by USADA. Athletes found to have committed a doping violation will be disciplined according to penalties specified by the World Anti-Doping Code and, if appropriate, applicable IAAF rules. Such penalties may result in a period of ineligibility as well as disqualification from the event. 
 
The use of nutritional or dietary supplements is completely at the athlete's own risk - even if the supplement label says "approved" or "verified." USADA's drug reference resources DO NOT provide information about