Registration opens for 2016 USATF Cross Country Nationals in Bend, Oregon

From Press Release – Registration is open for the USA Track and Field (USATF) Cross Country Nationals to be held at River’s Edge Golf Course on February 6, 2016.

The 2016 Cross Country Nationals will include junior races, masters races, and an open category that will showcase some of the best talent in US cross country running. Race day will kick off with a community 4k race open to runners of all ages and abilities.

“We are honored that USA Track & Field has selected Bend to host this world-class event, and we’re excited to host elite athletes from all over the country,” explained Kevney Dugan, Visit Bend’s Director of Sales & Sports Development.

The USATF Cross Country Nationals will serve as the final race on the cross country calendar for 2016, bringing closure to a long winter season for many athletes. Registration for the community 4k is $10 per person. Athletes registering for other events before 6 p.m. EST on January 25 will pay $40. Those registering after January 25 but before 3 p.m. EST on January 29 will pay $65. On the day of the event, athletes registering on site will pay $100. For more information, visit

“Hosting the 2016 USATF Cross Country Nationals is a tremendous opportunity for Bend to showcase the city to a new group of recreation enthusiasts,” Dugan explained. “Bend is touted as the ultimate outdoor playground, and we’re hopeful many of these athletes will continue vacationing here for years to come.”

About Visit Bend:
Visit Bend is a non-membership, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to promoting tourism on behalf of the City of Bend. We’re a leading provider of information on Bend, Oregon hotels, restaurants, activities, and Oregon vacation planning. To learn more or to order a complimentary Official Visitor Guide to Bend, contact Visit Bend at 1-800-949-6086 or visit

USA Track & Field is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit


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