USATF Club Cross Country Championships

On December 14th, CORK and VisitBend will host the USATF Club XC Championships at Rivers Edge Golf Course. This is one of the largest cross country races in the country with over 1200 athletes in four races. We hope you will join us as a racer, a spectator, or a supporter on December 14th 2013.

4K Community Results

Masters Women Results

Masters Men Results

Open Women Results

Open Men Results

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Since we are the hosts I would love to have a great showing of support through participation in the event. For those of you that have not been to the meet before please don’t be intimidated by the “National Championship” label. This is a fun, all ability, all age group cross country race that is a lot of fun and I would love to have two full CORK teams in each race.

FOR SPECTATORS: 

The course at Rivers Edge will be a spectator friendly 2k loop course with the course going around the club house. Between races there will be an expo set up to peruse running goods. When you get thirsty the beer garden will be able to quench your thirst as well as other food and beverage vendors. Since it is December, we’ll have the fire pits roaring to keep you warm when you’re not running around the course cheering your favorite racer.

There will be no event parking on site. All parking will be at the Riverhouse and Bend Promenade Mall with a shuttle running every 5-10min. Parking and spectating will be free.

FOR RACERS:

The course will be at Rivers Edge Golf Course. It will be a 2k loop course and it will have hills, possibly mud in December, and a few hay bales to jump over. Kinda like a cyclocross race but without the hassle of bikes. (no flat tires, yeah!)

The date of the race is Saturday December 14th. There are 5 races. A 4k community race, 6k Masters Women, 10k Masters Men (40+ with 10yr age divisions), 6k Open Women, and 10k Open Men.

I know some guys are trying for a 70+ team as well.

Here are the requirements: You need a USATF membership, be a US citizen, and preferably have a pulse.

If you meet those requirements, we’d love to have you.

If we do get enough people to have multiple teams in each race we will most likely rank the members by time and desire to be on a more competitive team.

Please email to centraloregonrunningklub@gmail.com if you are interested in competing and being on a CORK team. Email with which race you’ll be competing in and if you are a masters runner it would be good to have your age.

To register for a USATF membership go HERE. Please register under our club number to be a part of the CORK experience. Club # 37-0304.

You can see details of the race at: http://www.usatf.org/Events—Calendar/2013/USATF-National-Club-Cross-Country-Championships.aspx

The 4k Community Race is a event prior to the start of the National Championships that is open to everyone wanting to race and experience the fun of the National Championships course. The cost is $10 and the start is at 9am.

 To register for the 4k Community Run go HERE.

I’m looking forward to seeing you out there and to a good old fashioned XC race.

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