Pan Am Cross Country Cup

2015 Cross Country National Team Program
November 2014 – March 2015
Athletics Canada continues to build a comprehensive National Cross Country team concept focused on
high performance team results. The IAAF World Cross Country and NACAC Championships will again
serve as a good stepping stone for those athletes with less international experience. In keeping with our
High Performance mandate, AC looks to send only teams and/or individuals to the World Championships
who committed to cross country as the focus for the winter season. The individual athletes selected to
World Cross Country and NACAC XC will be expected to compete at BOTH championships.
Saturday, November 29th 2014
To be Confirmed
Saturday, March 28th 2015
(Travel Dates 3-5 Days before*)
*To be confirmed
Vancouver, British Columbia
To be Confirmed
Guiyang, China
Canadian Cross Country
NACAC XC Championships
IAAF World Cross Country
Participation at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia on
November 29th, 2014 is required for all athletes wishing to be considered for the 2015 National Cross
Country Team.
OBJECTIVES for the IAAF World Cross Country and NACAC Championships
To enter teams (maximum of 6 athletes) to compete at the IAAF World Cross Country and
NACAC Championships
To give an international competitive opportunity for developing endurance athletes entering or
already part of Athletics Canada’s High Performance stream
SELECTION PROCESS for the IAAF World Cross Country and NACAC Championships
Team selections will be based on order of finish at the Trials with the top 6 ELIGIBLE athletes
being selected. Others will be in the selection pool should any of the first 6 be unable to
Athletes who finish in the top 10 at the trials will be considered ELIGIBLE for selection
Junior athletes must be born in 1996, 1997, 1998 to be considered eligible
Athletics Canada will coordinate and book all travel for this team.
The Cross Country teams for 2015 will be fully funded by Athletics Canada for travel,
accommodation and uniforms.