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Complete these easy steps to sign up for Junior Olympic Cross Country:

  1. Register or renew your USATF individual membership.
  2. Select your Association from the drop-down menu below to find your local meet. Information about entry fees, deadlines, and meet logistics will be provided on your Association's website.
  3. Complete the online registration for the first level of the Junior Olympic Cross Country Program in your Association. (**Date of birth verification must be submitted to your local association in order to complete online registration**).

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2019 National Championships

December 14, 2019
Madison, WI

Cross country dates back to the turn of the 20th century as an Olympic Sport when it was contested as a team and individual event at the 1904, 1912, 1920 and 1924 Summer Games. The Olympic spirit is still alive in the sport today as thousands of youth athletes compete throughout the fall in USATF's Junior Olympic Cross Country program.

The Junior Olympic Cross Country program culminates each December when more than 3,000 youth cross country runners hit the course to compete in the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships. Entry for the national championship is based on athlete performances at preliminary, Association, and Regional levels.

Past Junior Olympic Cross Country Results

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