Junior Olympics 2021

Status:  OPEN.  
Junior Olympics XC

This year our team will target the USATF National meet in KY.  Athletes that don’t qualify or are not able to race on Dec 11 are welcome to Race at the AAU meet on Dec 4th.

Early Registration Cost $269*

After October 18, Cost is $299

* Price Includes

  • Professional Training
  • Free 1/4-zip Warm-up pullover
  • Entry Fees for most meets. Exception for FootLocker and Optional AAU Meet

Additional Costs Include:

  • Uniform: Approx. $55
  • USATF Membership: $26.50
  • FootLocker Meet: Approx. $35
  • Parents are responsible for transportation and hotel arrangements

  • Who:  4th Grade and Up. All ages compete in their own age group divisions. See “Age Divisions” below.
  • What: Competitive XC Season

Practice Location MAP
Your Coaches

Lisa Sluiter – Head Coach

Katie Chanthaboury – Assistant Coach

Carol Ann Hood – Assistant Coach

Chris Barajas – Head Coach
Weddington Location

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 National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.  Entry for the national championship are based on athlete performances at the preliminary District meet in Mid November.

Practice Times and Locations
  • Start Date: October 25- Dec 11
  • Practice Location: Two Locations to Choose From –  Charlotte Latin and Weddington Middle.  Please Note ** Both Locations will meet together at Charlotte Latin on Friday’s.**
  • Days:
      • Charlotte Latin: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
      • Weddington: Monday, Wednesday at Weddington, and **Friday with whole team at Charlotte Latin.
  • Practice Time: 4:30 – 6:00 (Note* Once we start losing daylight with shorter Fall days we’ll move pickup to 5:45pm)
Age Divisions

JO Age Divisions

Age / DivisionDistanceYear of Birth
8 & Under2k2013+
9 - 103k2011 - 2012
11 - 123k2009 - 2010
13 - 144k2007 - 2008
15 - 165k2005 - 2006
17 - 185k2003 - 2004
Meet Schedule

JO Meet Schedule

November 7thMiddle School Age Group ChampionshipHagan Stone Park
Greensboro, NC
November 21USATF NC State Jr Olympics ChampionshipHagan Stone Park Greensboro, NC
November 27Foot Locker (Not included in Cost)McAlpine Creek Park Charlotte, NC
Dec 4AAU National Championships (optional Meet-Not included in Cost) McAlpine Creek Park Charlotte, NC
December 11USATF Nationals Championship Lexington, KY

You must have a USATF membership that is connected to Fit180, and your athlete must be age verified.

Step 1– go to www.usatf.org

Step 2– In the top banner of the page (Or pull-down menu) click on “Membership” and then “Join” under the Individual Youth Membership column.

Step 3– Select an Email and secure password for your account.

Step 4– Fill out the form completely under “New Membership”

Very Important:

* Under Membership Type, select Youth Membership

* For Club Affiliation, select Fit180 Athletics  or club number “906”.  If you do not put this code in, the athlete will not be listed under our team.

* Under “Membership Categories” Check “Athlete”

* Membership Year is “2020-2021 year”

Step 5 – Complete and pay for registration.  ($26.50)


Please Note: If your athlete is coming from another team. You will be require to send an email to “membership@usatfga.org

The letter must read:

To whom this may concern. I want to move “Athletes Name and USATF Membership Number” from “prior clubs name” to “Fit180 Athletics Club- 906” Athlete has not competed with prior club in over 90 days


For those new athletes who have never been age verified by USATF, we will help you with that once you are registered.  We will need a copy of your athlete’s birth certificate.