The 2022 USATF Cross Country Championships will be contested on January 8, 2022 at Mission Bay Park in San Diego
The 2022 USATF Cross Country Championships will be contested on January 8, 2022 at Mission Bay Park in San Diego, CA. This course was also used for the 2008, 2011, and 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships. The championships consist of six separate races: Masters Women 6 km, Masters Men 8 km, U20 (Junior) Women 6 km, U20 (Junior) Men 8 km, Open Women 10 km, and Open Men 10 km as well as a 4 km Community Run, open to all ages. More than $18,000 in prize money will be awarded to winning athletes of the USATF Championships.
For questions, please contact CrossCountry@usatf.org.
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The 2022 Membership year begins on November 1, 2021. Renew your membership here on or after that date to register for this event.
On-time registration for this event is $45.00 and is open until Monday, 1/3/2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Sign up by this date to avoid late fees during late registration. Late registration is $70.00 and will be open until Wednesday, 1/5/2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Community 4 km Run
Masters Women 6 km
Masters Men 8 km
U20 Women 6 km
U20 Men 8 km
Open Women 10 km
Open Men 10 km
The course is located in Mission Bay Park at the very south end of East Mission Bay Drive, adjacent to the San Diego Mission Bay Resort. This is known as the “Tecolote Shores” section of the park. If you are driving, the course can be reached by taking Interstate 5, exit at Sea World Drive and go west, turn right on East Mission Bay Drive, and drive approximately 1/3 mile to park.
The races will be run over a spectator-friendly, European-style 2,000-meter grass loop running along East Mission Bay Park. The terrain during the first 1,000 meters of the loop is primarily flat and very fast. During the second 1,000 meters of the loop the course includes a series of five small hills. The average width of the course is 10 meters and there are a few sections where the course briefly narrows to about 5 meters in width. This course was also used for the 2008, 2011, and 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships.
For more details, see SD-I Cross Country.