Junior Olympics

Status:  NOW OPEN! 
Junior Olympics XC

Cost $239*

* Early Registration Ends Oct. 14.  Price will increase to $259.  Cost Includes all USATF event fees, Training, and a Fit180 1/4 zip Athletics long sleeve Shirt.

Additional Costs Include:

Uniform: Approx. $45

Addition Foot Locker Event: $25

Parents are responsible for transportation and hotel arrangements

  • Dates: Oct 23 – Dec 14
  • Who:  Ages 9 and Up. All ages compete in their own age group divisions. See “Age Divisions” below.
  • What: Competitive XC for USATF regional and national championships.
  • Practice Location:: Charlotte Latin School (See Map Below)
  • Practice Time: 4:30 – 6:00
  • Days: Practice days M,W,F
Practice Location MAP

Lisa Sluiter – Head Coach

Chris Barajas Distance Coach

Chris Barajas
Distance Coach

Junior Olympics Crosscountry

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 the preliminary Association meet in Mid November. Even if your athlete doesn’t qualify for Nationals they still get to compete in the Foot Locker Championship on November 30.

Age Divisions

JO Age Divisions

Age / DivisionDistanceYear of Birth
8 & Under2k2011+
9 - 103k2009 - 2010
11 - 123k2007 - 2008
13 - 144k2005 - 2006
15 - 165k2003 - 2004
17 - 185k2001 - 2002
Meet Schedule

JO Meet Schedule

November 3USATF Middle School & Age Group State ChampionshipGreensboro (Hagan Stone Park)
November 17NC State JO XC ChampionshipGreensboro (Hagan Stone Park)Top 15 Individuals and top 2 teams advance to JO National Championship
November 30Foot Locker Charlotte (Mc Alpine Park)Non-USATF Event. Open to all JO Athletes. Additional $25 fee.
Dec 14USATF Junior Olympics National ChampionshipMadison, WI

Details: *****Please bring copy of Birth Certificate to First Practice *****

  1. For insurance purposes each child will need to be a USATF member.  The youth cost for membership per year is $20.   You’ll need to connect your athletes membership to Fit180’s Club number.  Fit180 CLUB (#13-0906).
    • www.usatf.org
    • Click on Products/Services
    • Individual membership
    • Complete New Member information and make sure you associate yourself with club #906.  The box is on the right side of the screen.
    • Complete payment information.
    • The system will provide payment confirmation and member #.
  2. Copy of your child’s birth certificate and write the USATF member # on the copy.
  3. CLICK HERE to complete the online registration
Practice Schedule
Current Practice Schedule Unless Otherwise Communicated:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 4:30 – 6:00 at Charlotte Latin School