51st National Cross Country Championships will be held at Bhillai (Chhattisgarh) on Sunday, the 15th January 2017. The following races will be conducted in the Championships:-
Men – 10Km Women – 10Km
Jr Men (U-20 Yrs) – 8Km Jr Women (U-20 Yrs) – 6Km
Boys Under 18 Yrs – 6Km Girls Under 18 Yrs – 4Km
Boys under 16 Yrs – 2KM Girls Under 16 Yrs – 2KM
Composition of Teams
(a) Men, Women, Junior Men, Junior Women – 6 to run & 4 to score
(b) Boys & Girls under 18yrs & 16yrs – Each unit can send maximum of two athletes in each section.
Team Championships will be worked out in Men, Women, Junior Men & Junior Women sections only.
There will be no Team Championships in Races conducted for Boys & Girls under 18 yrs & 16 yrs. In other words Medals & Merit Certificates will be awarded to First Three places only in these groups.
Eligibility Criteria for Junior Athlete.
(a) Junior Athlete should be in his/her age group as on 15th January 2017.
(b) An athlete can participate in his/her age group only.
Boys & Girls under 20 yrs – Born between 16.01.1997 & 15.01.1999
Boys & Girls under 18 yrs – Born between 16.01.1999 & 15.01.2001
Boys & Girls under 16 yrs – Born between 16.01.2001 & 15.01.2003
Junior Athletes are required to bring with them original X Standard certificate from recognized Central/State Education Board. Athletes who have not passed X standard OR have not gone to the school at all, are required to bring original Birth Certificate from the concerned Government /Municipal authorities. Athletes who are drop outs should bring original Birth Certificate and also certificate showing date of birth from the school he/she last attended.
Junior Athletes, who do not produce the proof of date of birth as mentioned above, will Not be allowed to participate. A team of Doctors & members of AFI Age Verifications Committee will verify the age of Junior athletes.
Each team is required to bring its Flag and deposit with the organizers.