This is a recent exchange of messages:
We don't certify cross-country courses, but that is not a written rule, only a policy. It arose because of the difficulty of describing such courses on a course map. Exceptions can be made. I suppose. I've always adhered to the idea that if a course can be described so that a stranger can follow it, it can be certified. Most cross-country courses cannot be so described. The labor of locating every single course boundary marker would be enormous.
I could be wrong here, so I am sending a copy of this to Mike Wickiser, our Chairman, and Bob Baumel, whose memory for our past is formidable. I am also going to post this on our message board.
Best regards, Pete
In a message dated 10/16/2005 10:25:50 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
I've gotten a couple of calls form the Illinois Association USATF regarding
certifying one or more cross country courses for an USATF regional
gualifying event. I may have also received some kind of inquiry from
If I remember correctly, was it not decided a few years ago that RRTC does
not certify cross-country courses?
If that is in fact the case, are we making an exception for USATF
Please help. Thanks.