San Diego to Host 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 2020 USATF Cross Country Championships return to Mission Bay Park in San Diego, California on January 18th, 2020, for the first time since 2011.
The Championships will select athletes from the U20 Men’s 8k, U20 Women’s 6k and Senior Men’s and Women’s 10k for Team USATF for the 2020 Pan American Cross Country Championships in Victoria, Canada on February 29, 2020.
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 and 2011 USATF Cross Country National Championships.
Three-time U.S. Olympian Jen Rhines Stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the event.