Any youth team is welcome to participate in the Cross Country Coaches
National Youth Championship meet if they have finished as one of the
top three teams at a CCCNYC sponsored meet. Individuals that finished
as one of the top 20 individuals in each single year age division not on a team at a CCCNYC sponsored
meet are also eligible to compete. If you are interested in hosting a
CCCNYC sponsored meet, please contact the Meet Director Frank Miklavcic
Individual runners may also qualify based on
the following time standards for their age group:
Utilizing this race equivalency calculator, individual runners may qualify based on times at race distances ranging from 1500m to 5K.
Individuals and teams may also qualify for the Cross Country Coaches
National Youth Championship meet if they run in any of the following
meets and meet the qualifying standard associated with that meet. Click
the links below to view each meet's respective qualifying procedure:
AAU or USATF
Nike Team Nationals
Middle School State Championships
High School State Championships
NOTE: Individual entries will be limited to the first 300 qualified individuals that sign-up in each race.
Team Qualifying -
Due to the proximity of high school states meets to the
CCCNYC, there is no qualifying for teams/individuals in the 15-16 and 17-18 age
divisions. Any high school athlete is eligible to enter up to the entry limit above. All teams in the other age groups must qualify through the above qualifying procedures.
If you are unable to complete any of the above
qualifying procedures or if you have a question, please contact the
Meet Director Frank Miklavcic at firstname.lastname@example.org for a remedy.
Race of the Americas -
The Race of the Americas is a nonqualifying open 800m race designed for
those youth ages 8 & Under that want to run and experience a cross
country race. Anyone age 8 & Under may run except those running in
the Primary 2K race at the meet. All teams participating in the meet
will be lining the course to cheer on and encourage these young runners
to show them what our sport is truly about!