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Event Logo 2018 USATF Colorado Open & Masters Cross Country Championships
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018
Colleen De Reuck Classic
Boulder, CO



The 2018 USATF Colorado Open & Masters Cross Country Championships will be hosted by the 
Colleen De Reuck Classic on November 3 in Boulder.  For more details on the event visit the Colleen De Reuck Classic website.  Championship information found below.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to win the Colorado Association XC and USATF Colorado prize money (listed below), all athletes must be a USATF Colorado Member, a Colorado Resident for 6 months and be eligible to compete for the USA in an international competition.
If you fulfill the USATF Colorado Championship criteria above, please make sure you supply your USATF Colorado membership number when registering. Failure to do so, will mean you are ineligible for any USATF CO awards.

AWARDS & PRIZE MONEY
Prize Money
*Open (Men & Women)
1st Place   $150.00
2nd Place  $100.00
3rd Place    $50.00
 
*Masters (Men & Women)
1st Place   $75.00
2nd Place  $50.00
3rd Place   $25.00
 
Age Division Awards: Top 3 male and female finishers in the following categories
Open (ages 39 & under)
Masters 5 year divisions (40-44, 45-49, 50-54..........80-84)

TEAM SCORING
USATF Colorado Team Championship Rules and Regulations - 2018 USATF Competition Rules

Eligibility:
  • Association Championships are open to all athlete members of the USATF. You need to be a Colorado Association member for this championship race.
  • Team Members need to be Colorado residents and association members OR if you are not a Colorado resident: An athlete who is a non-resident member of an Association is eligible to compete for a team in that Association only if the athlete: (a) Resides in an adjoining Association within the government-defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of a city which is primarily in the neighboring Association as approved by the appropriate sport committee or council or; (b) Has historical membership based upon Association residency (at least three continuous USATF membership years) is eligible to compete for that club. See Rule 341.8 for Masters LDR.
 
Scoring by place: The Team Championships for Open and Masters races shall be scored by place. Scoring by place:
(a) The team score shall be the total of the finishing positions of the scoring members. The team with the lowest total points is the team winner.
(b) Runners of incomplete teams, team entries not declared eligible for team scoring, and unattached or individual competitors will be eliminated from team scoring. Non-scoring declared members of complete teams shall retain their finishing positions and thereby displace other runners.
(c) When separate competitions are conducted simultaneously, each shall be scored independently. Runners on teams not eligible for a given competition will be eliminated from team scoring in that competition.
(d) In the event of a tie between two or more individual runners, each shall score the number of points determined by dividing the total of the finish places by the number of runners who have tied. 
 
Open Team Entries and Scoring: The number of entries for a team shall be unlimited but a maximum of eight entries shall be declared and the first five declared members of each team shall count in that team's score.  If a club enters more than one team, each team should be clearly identified.
 
Masters Team Scoring: Team scoring shall be as follows:
  • M40+ and M50+ five (5) individuals shall score with a maximum of nine (9) individuals declared per team;
  • M60+ and above, and all women’s teams three (3) individuals shall score with a maximum of five (5) individuals declared per team.
 
USATF Colorado Open Team Prize
*Open Men and Women
1st Place  - $500Travel Grant towards 2018 USATF National Club XC Championships December 8th in Spokane, WA
 
Team Age Group Awards: Top 3 male and female team finishers in the following categories -
  • Open
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+
Apparel: The jersey or singlet worn by the members of a team shall be basically identical for each member in color and style, and must be clearly visible throughout the race, i.e., worn as the outer garment if other apparel items are worn underneath by one or more team members. Because of the nature of cross country running, the preferences of individual athletes in certain weather situations will allow other apparel items to vary widely without penalty.