Friday, November 20, 2015

USATF Club Cross Country Competition-Spllit Field Means Potentially Difficult Choice for Some M60+ Runners

November 20 2015. USATF Masters LDR Representative to Cross Country, Bill Quinlisk, has issued the following alert:

As you know the Dec. 10 USATF National Club XC Championships in San Francisco has split the Masters Men's field into 2 races. There will be an 8k for all M60+ and a 10k for M40-59. There is one wrinkle in this configuration. M60+ sometimes opt to run with a M40+ or M50+ team. This will force those runners to make a choice. If a Masters male runner age 60+ chooses to run the M40+ 10k race, then they will not be eligible for individual age group awards since they will not be in the same race as the other M60+. (Rule 341.4)

The USATF event registration system has just been updated to allow this option. If any Masters Men 60+ runners have already entered the Club XC meet in the 8k and wish to opt out in order to run the Masters Men 40+ 10k so that they can run for a M40+ or M50+ team, then they should contact the Masters LDR XC Rep., Bill Quinlisk at Please send him your USATF membership number and let him know for which age division club team you wish to run (e.g., Boulder Road Runners M50+ "B" team).

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