Monday, October 6, 2014

Hoosier XC Classic

Attn: Youth Runners and Parents -

Checkout this terrific XC running/racing opportunity.
USA Track & Field
Hoosier XC Grand Prix Kicks Off Next Sunday In Shelbyville 
The inaugural Hoosier Cross Country Grand Prixkicks off next Sunday, October 12 with the Shelbyville Classic in Shelbyville, Ind.   The entry deadline is Thursday at 11:59 pm.  To enter visit the Shelbyville Classic website.

To learn more about the Hoosier XC Grand Prix click here.

"We are excited to be able to showcase our new cross country venue in Shelbyville to athletes from across Indiana," stated Shelbyville Classic event director Gary Nolley.  "The Hoosier XC Grand Prix offers a great opportunity for athletes of all ages and abilities to come together and celebrate cross country each weekend."

The Hoosier Cross Country Grand Prix is a series of six cross country events with events being held each weekend through November 15.  The first 5 events are "Classic" events with the final event being the Indiana Association Cross Country Championships.

The series was by created  by USATF Indiana to provide: 

  • post collegiate athletes the opportunity to compete in the fall prior to the National Club Cross Country Championships (Bethlehem, PA) and USA Cross Country Championships (Boulder);
  • middle and elementary school runners the opportunity to compete following their school season and before the Junior Olympic season;
  • non-varsity high school runners the opportunity to continue their season as the varsity runners compete in the IHSAA state tournament; and
  • non-elite adults the opportunity to compete in cross country
The "classic" events will be held in:
The final event, worth double points, will be the USATF Indiana Association Cross Country Championships on November 15 in Carmel.
Each event is open to all athletes with USATF Indiana members earning Grand Prix points that will accumulate towards a year-end point total. Following each event the current grand prix scoring for each age division will be available on the USATF Indiana website.  More details on the Grand Prix including the scoring rules can be foundhere.

"We are happy to provide additional competitive opportunities for runners of all ages and are thankful to the local event organizers for staging the meets," offered USATF Indiana Long Distance Running chair John Maley,  "In the coming years we will look to expand the series to more communities and areas of the state."

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