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AAU Cross Country National Championships

Sat December 1, 2018 Knoxville, TN 37912 US Directions


7-8 Year Old Boys & Girls

1:00PM EST - 1:30PM EST

9-10 Year Old Boys & Girls

12:00PM EST - 12:30PM EST

11-12 Year Old Boys & Girls

11:00AM EST - 11:30AM EST

13-14 Year Old Boys & Girls

10:00AM EST - 10:30AM EST

15-18 Year Old Men & Women

9:00AM EST - 9:30AM EST

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4901 Bradshaw Road
Knoxville, TN US 37912


Victor Ashe Park
Knoxville TN
December 1, 2018

6 & Under Boys & Girls Born 2012 & After 1000 meters (1K) DISTANCES: 7-8 Year Old Boys & Girls Born 2010 & 2011 2000 meters (2K) 9-10 Year Old Boys & Girls Born 2008 & 2009 3000 meters (3K) 11-12 Year Old Boys & Girls Born 2006 & 2007 3000 meters (3K) 13-14 Year Old Boys & Girls Born 2004 & 2005 4000 meters (4K) 15-18 Year Old Men & Women Born 2000 - 2003 5000 meters (5K)

You are required to bring proof of age for the 2018 AAU Cross Country Nationals. Acceptable forms are as follows: 1. Original Birth Certificate 2. A notarized original birth certificate from the appropriate issuing authority 3. A US Military Government Identification Card 4. A Valid US Passport (not expired)All Runners Must have a current AAU Membership and bring Proof with them to the competition. 

Kids Love to Run Members Only will receive a free 2018-2019 AAU Membership.

You may compete as a TEAM if you have between 5-8 runners or you may compete individually with 4 runners or less. 

Friday Guided walks will be as follows: 1000 M Course Walk: 10:45 am – 11:30 am 2000 M Course Walk: 11:45 am – 12:30 pm 3000 M Course Walk: 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm 4000 M Course Walk: 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm 5000 M Course Walk: 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Non-Guided Course Walk (Sat. Morning): 7:00 am - 8:30 am (Course closes at 8:30 am) Friday & Saturday non-guided walk: course will be open after scheduled times until Complex closes. Course Walks may be cancelled due to rain or severe weather conditions. SPIKES: Athletes may wear spikes. STARTING Athletes will be assigned starting position by team and unattached numbers. These POSITIONS: positions will be randomly drawn for each race. BIB NUMBERS: Each competitor will receive one bib number (to be worn on the front).

Athletes should be prepared to check in at the Clerk’s Tent at least 45 minutes prior to the start of their race. (Tentative schedule; subject to change)
National Anthem 8:50 am
17-18 Women & 15-16 Girls 9:00 am
17-18 Men & 15-16 Boys 9:30 am
13-14 Girls 10:00 am
13-14 Boys 10:30 am
11-12 Girls 11:00 am 
11-12 Boys 11:30 am
9-10 Girls 12:00pm
9-10 Boys 12:30pm
7-8 Girls 1:00pm
7-8 Boys 1:30pm
6 & Under Girls 2:00pm
6 & Under Boys 2:15pm
Coaches Run 2:35pm

AAU National Championship medals will be awarded to the first twenty-five (25) individual places based on year of birth for all age divisions. A team trophy will be presented to the 1st - 3 rd place teams in each age division, and AAU National Championship medals will be presented to each member of the top three teams. All American patches will be presented to the top 8 individual finishers in each age division An Overall Team Champion will be crowned!

The average temperature in Knoxville, Tennessee ranges between 35 - 65 degrees F in early December. Please come prepared and dress accordingly.

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