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Event Logo 2018 Can-Am Masters Cross Country Challenge
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - Sunday, September 23, 2018
Delaware Park
Buffalo, NY



LIVE RESULTS

The 2018 Can-Am Masters Challenge will be held in conjunction with the USATF Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships.  As such, note that many of the links below will re-direct you to the official USATF championship website.

If you are a U.S. citizen age 40+ please visit the USATF website for USATF championship entry and meet information.

ELIGIBILITY
There are seven races scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2018.

The first three races are open to the community.

Race #1 – (U20 2.5 km) - open to any and all runners under age 20 on race day.

Race #2 – (U20 5 km) - open to any and all runners under age 20 on race day.

Race #3 – (Open 5 km) - open to all Men ages 16+ and all Women ages 14+.
  • All Open Men ages 16+, USATF/CMA membership is suggested but not required,
  • All Open Women ages 14+, USATF/CMA membership is suggested but not required,
  • All Can-Am (USATF and CMA) scoring runners ages 30-34 and 35-39 , USATF/CMA membership is required to score for your country in the Can-Am Masters Challenge in the 30-34 and 35-39 age groups in Race #3.

The last four races are Championship events with limited entry based on age. 

Race #4 – Master Men 60+ Championship 5 km
Race #5 – Master Men 50-59+ Championship 5 km
Race #6 – Master Women 40+ Championship 5 km
Race #7 – Master Men 40-49 Championship 5 km

The four Championship races listed above are open to:
  1. USA citizens ages 40+ who are USATF members   REGISTER HERE  
  2. Canadian runners ages 40+
    All Canadian runners ages 40+ who wish to score for Canada in the 2018 Can-Am Masters Cross Country Challenge must select to participate in their age appropriate Championship race as part of the registration process (links below)
  • Canadian runners ages 40+ must be members of Canadian Masters Athletics (CMA) by taking out a full Master's membership of any Athletics Canada provincial affiliate.
  • You will be asked for your membership number as part of the online registration process. If you do not provide your valid membership number as part of the online registration process, you cannot register for one of the four Championship races and you will only be allowed to register in the Open 5k race (Race #3).

ENTRY INFO    Canadian athletes and Community Race participants only
(all U.S. citizens 40+ yrs. competing in the USATF Championships should visit the championship website to enter)

Race #

Ages

Distance

On-time deadline / fee

 Late deadline / fee

Entry Form

1

U20

2.5 km

before 9/20 (11:59pm)   $10

9/22 + 9/23 in person only#  $10

Enter here

2

U20

5 km

before 9/20 (11:59pm)   $10

9/22 + 9/23 in person only#  $10

Enter here

3

Open

5 km

before 9/20 (11:59pm)   $20

9/22 + 9/23 in person only#  $20
Niagara Open Team declarations due by Thursday (9/20)

Enter here
 

4-7

40+

championship

5 km 

before 9/20 (11:59pm)   $30

not available

Canadians ONLY

CMA # required

women

men 40-49

men 50-59

men 60-69

# Late Entries (for races 1-3 only)

  • on site only 
  • 9/22 from 2-6pm at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo, NY 14202
  • 9/23  8:30-10am at the course
  • payment by cash or check (no credit cards).  Checks payable to USATF Niagara
  • A paper form to be used for late in-person registration will be posted on this website two weeks before race day. This is not a mail-in form. It can only be used for in-person late registration. This form will be made available so that parents/guardians may print and sign the waiver prior to the event. Extra forms will also be available onsite.
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
click here (schedule on USATF website)

PACKET PICKUP
Where: Adams Mark (host hotel)  120 Church St.  Buffalo, NY 14202
When: Saturday, September 22   2:00 - 6:00pm

TECHNICAL MEETING
Where: Adams Mark (host hotel)  120 Church St.  Buffalo, NY 14202
When: Saturday, September 22   6:00pm

HOUSING
Adams Mark Hotel and Events Center
120 Church St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

Rate: $99 per night plus tax (standard Double/Double Room)

Reservations
Online   Note: The only dates that may be booked using the online reservation system are Friday, September 21, 2018 through Monday, September 24, 2018 (meaning the first day that may be booked is Friday and the last day that may be booked is Sunday).

Phone:  (716) 845-5100 and mention "USA Masters 5K Cross Country Championships" to receive the special event rate.  Room nights available for phone reservations are Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Wednesday, September 26.
 
Hotel Amenities:
  • Free shuttle - to/from course:  Saturday 2-5:30pm; Sunday 8:30am-3pm, if necessary
  • Full Service Restaurant & Bar
  • Plated Breakfast (Charge)
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center, 
  • On-Site Parking (Charge)
  • Check-In Time: 3:00pm,  Check-Out Time: 11:00am
  • Call Hotel desk for airport shuttle details.