colleen de reuck cross country classic
saturday, november 2
The "Colleen De Reuck Cross Country Classic" is a XC meet honoring one of the world's greatest ever distance athletes and Boulder local, Colleen De Reuck.
Every year we will celebrate Colleen’s career, her devotion to the sport of running and promotion of health and fitness, while also acknowledging a different Boulder Olympian. For 2019, we are excited to announce that 4 time Olympic marathoner for New Zealand and 1992 Bronze Medalist in the women’s marathon, Lorraine Moller, will be our local Olympian that we will be honoring.
Lorraine ran her first marathon in 1979, and won Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota in a time 2:37:37. The time was the fastest ever by a New Zealander and the sixth-fastest ever run by a woman at the time. She went on to win Grandma’s Marathon again in 1980 and 1981.
Lorraine was a triple winner of the famous International Osaka Ladies Marathon (1986, 1987 and 1989) and she also won the Boston Marathon in 1984. As well as competing at 4 Olympic Marathons (1984 - 5th in 2:28:34/ 1988 - 33rd in 2:37:52/ 1992 - 3rd in 2:33:59 and 1996 - 46th in 2:42:21), she also won the silver medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, running 2:28:17 which is her lifetime best.
Lorraine's Personal Records:
800m - 2:03.63
1500m - 4:10.35
Mile - 4:32.97
3000m - 8:51.78
5000m - 15:35.75
10000m - 32:40.17
Marathon - 2:28:17
*The Colleen De Reuck Cross Country Classic on Saturday November 2nd, will host a series of XC races for elementary school kids as well as an Open race at Nevin Platt Middle School (6096 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303).
About Colleen De Reuck -
Colleen was a four time Olympian, representing South Africa at the 1992 (Marathon), 1996 (10,000m) and 2000 (Marathon) Olympic Games, and then represented the USA at the 2004 (Marathon) Olympics. Colleen was also an outstanding Cross Country runner, which included winning the USA XC Championships in 2004 and 2005, winning an individual Bronze medal at the 2002 World Cross Country Championships in Dublin, Ireland, which also helped Team USA win the Silver medal. The following year, in 2003, Colleen helped Team USA win a Bronze medal at the World Cross Country Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 1995, Colleen won the Honolulu Marathon, in 1996 the Berlin Marathon, and is a former world record holder over 10M and 20K.
Colleen's Personal Records:
5000m - 15:24.77
10,000m - 31:16.00
1/2 Marathon - 1:08.38
Marathon - 2:26.35
Register here for the Colleen De Reuck XC Classic. Registrations will close Friday November 1st at 12:00pm MST, and there will be NO race day entries.
If you are an Open or Masters athlete wishing to compete in the USATF CO Championship, you must register by Monday October 28th at 11:59pm MST. Please supply your USATF Membership number correctly, as you need to be verified and failure to do so, will mean you are ineligible for any USATF Colorado awards.
If you are an Open or Masters athlete wishing to compete in the USATF CO TEAM Championship, please make sure you nominate a team captain to set up your team name correctly, prior to you registering.
Registration cost per person:
Mountain Lions Participants - $5.00
12 and Under - $10.00
17 years and Under - $15.00
Open - $20.00
Age Group 50+ - $15.00
Cost includes electronic timing and a limited edition Lorraine Moller medallion.
Should you have any issues with your registration, call Chronotrack support on 1-888-600-2298.
Colleen De Reuck Cross Country Classic Program - Nevin Platt Middle School 11/2/2019
Mountain Lions Program -
9:00am Grade K & 1 - 1K (1 x 1000m lap)
9:15am Grade 2 & 3 - 2K (2 x 1000m laps)
9:35am Grade 4 & 5 - 3K (2 x 1500m laps)
10:00am 17 and Under + 50 and Over - 4K (1 x 1000m lap + 2 x 1500m laps)
10:30am Open Men and Women + 49 and Under - 6K (4 x 1500m laps)
*Prize money available for the Open Men and Women races:
1st Place $75.00
2nd Place $50.00
3rd Place $25.00
1st Place Master Male and Female $25.00
Course Map can be found here.
1000m - Red loop
1500m - Red loop + Yellow loop
USATF Colorado Championship
The Colleen De Reuck XC Classic, is a USATF Colorado Championship race. To be eligible to win the Colorado State XC championship and USATF Colorado prize money (listed below), all athletes must be a USATF Colorado Member, a Colorado Resident for 6 months and be eligible to compete for the USA in an international competition.
If you fulfill the USATF Colorado Championship criteria above, please make sure you supply your USATF Colorado membership number when registering by Monday October 28th at 11:59pm MST. You need to be verified and failure to do so, will mean you are ineligible for any USATF Colorado awards.
USATF Colorado Prize Money
*Open Men and Women
1st Place $400.00
2nd Place $200.00
3rd Place $100.00
*Masters Men and Women
1st Place $150.00
2nd Place $100.00
3rd Place $ 50.00
Age Group Awards: Top 3 male and female finishers in the following categories - Open/ 40 - 44/ 45 - 49/ 50 - 54/ 55 - 59/ 60 - 64/ 65 - 69/ 70 - 74/ 75 - 79/ 80+
USATF Colorado Team Championship Rules and Regulations - 2019 USATF Competition Rules
Eligibility: Association Championships are open to all athlete members of the USATF. You need to be a Colorado Association member for this championship race.
Team Members need to be Colorado residents and association members OR if you are not a Colorado resident: An athlete who is a non-resident member of an Association is eligible to compete for a team in that Association only if the athlete:
(a) Resides in an adjoining Association within the government-defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of a city which is primarily in the neighboring Association as approved by the appropriate sport committee or council or;
(b) Has historical membership based upon Association residency (at least three continuous USATF membership years) is eligible to compete for that club. See Rule 341.8 for Masters LDR.
Scoring by place: The Team Championships for Open and Masters races shall be scored by place. Scoring by place:
(a) The team score shall be the total of the finishing positions of the scoring members. The team with the lowest total points is the team winner.
(b) Runners of incomplete teams, team entries not declared eligible for team scoring, and unattached or individual competitors will be eliminated from team scoring. Non-scoring declared members of complete teams shall retain their finishing positions and thereby displace other runners.
(c) When separate competitions are conducted simultaneously, each shall be scored independently. Runners on teams not eligible for a given competition will be eliminated from team scoring in that competition.
(d) In the event of a tie between two or more individual runners, each shall score the number of points determined by dividing the total of the finish places by the number of runners who have tied.
Open Team Entries and Scoring: The number of entries for a team shall be unlimited but a maximum of eight entries shall be declared and the first five declared members of each team shall count in that team's score. If a club enters more than one team, each team should be clearly identified.
Apparel: The jersey or singlet worn by the members of a team shall be basically identical for each member in color and style, and must be clearly visible throughout the race, i.e., worn as the outer garment if other apparel items are worn underneath by one or more team members. Because of the nature of cross country running, the preferences of individual athletes in certain weather situations will allow other apparel items to vary widely without penalty.
Masters Team Scoring: Team scoring shall be as follows:
(a) M40+ and M50+ five (5) individuals shall score with a maximum of nine (9) individuals declared per team;
(b) M60+ and above, and all women’s teams W40+, W50+, W60+ and above three (3) individuals shall score with a maximum of five (5) individuals declared per team.
*The age of the competitor on the day of the start of the race determines the age division. A runner may compete in a younger division as a team member. If he/she runs on a younger team, the runner may still compete as an individual in his/her true age division if both divisions are run simultaneously.
USATF Colorado Open Team Prize
*Open Men and Women
1st Place Travel Grant towards 2019 USATF National Club XC Championships - December 14th in Bethlehem, PA.
(*The travel grant requires an application through the USATF National office.)
Team Age Group Awards: Top 3 male and female team finishers in the following categories - Open/ 40 - 49/ 50 - 59/ 60 - 69/ 70 - 79/ 80+