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Regulations specific to Nordic Cross Country Championships:
3.5 Nordic Cross Country Championships
The Nordic Cross Country Championships (NCCC) is a combined team and individual
competition, where the official participating countries are Denmark, Finland, Iceland,
Norway and Sweden. Participation by athletes from other countries is allowed in
accordance with Rule 3.5.4.
The NCCC shall be organised every year in one of the Nordic Countries.
The NCCC shall be held in the autumn, preferably on Sunday 3 to 4 weeks before the
European Cross Country Championships.
The Host is recommended to apply for an European Cross Country Permit to improve
the quality and representativeness of the competitions towards the public.
This participation of non-Nordic participation shall, however, be kept on such level that
it does not overshadow the proper Nordic Championship competition. The non-Nordic
participants cannot win Nordic Championship titles or medals as teams nor as
The programme of the NCCC consists of the following races:
Women, Juniors 6.0 km
Women, Seniors 9.0 km
Men, Juniors 6.0 km
Men, Seniors 9.0 km
The distances are approximate and shall be adjusted to the local conditions.
The age group “Juniors” is the same as U20, i.e. for athletes whose age is 19 years or
less on 31st December in the year of the competition.
Each Nordic Country may enter one team in each race in the programme. The sizes
of the teams shall be:
Women, Juniors: max. 6 runners start / 3 best score
Women, Seniors: max. 6 runners start / 3 best score
Men, Juniors: max. 6 runners start / 3 best score
Men, Seniors: max. 6 runners start / 3 best score
If a Nordic Country cannot enter a complete team (i.e. at least the number of scoring
runners), it shall have the right to enter individual runners who compete for the
individual Nordic Championship titles.
The Nordic countries shall have the right to let a reasonable number of additional extra
runners (“club athletes”) of good quality to participate as extra competitors, e.g. to
increase the interest of the local audience. The extra participants cannot win Nordic
Championship titles nor medals.
The final entries with names, years of birth and best performances (on the track) of
the competitors plus names of the team officials must be submitted to the organising
Host not later than ten days before the day of the competition.
Name changes to the entered teams due to injuries, illnesses or other justifiable
reasons are allowed after the final entry deadline and until the Technical Meeting. Any
possible new (additional) entries shall be considered as extra participants.
. The best Nordic Championship team member or individual runner, as described in
3.5.8, in each race, shall be declared the Nordic Champion.
The three best Nordic Championship team members or individual runners are the
The team competition in each race shall be decided by the aggregate of placings
recorded by the scoring competitors (see 3.5.8) of each team.
The placings are taken from the complete list of all official Nordic Championship
team member or individual runners (as described in 3.5.8) in the race, i.e. individual
official Nordic participants and non-scoring team members included.
The team with the lowest aggregate of placings shall be declared the Nordic Champion.
The following places shall be decided accordingly.
In case of a tie in points, it shall be resolved in favour of the team whose last scoring
member achieves the better/best placing. (The principle is to favour the party whose
whole scoring team is “at home” earlier.)
The winning team in each race shall get a Nordic Championship trophy according to
the choice of the Host, and the scoring members of that team shall get Nordic
Championship gold medals. The scoring members of the second and the third teams
shall get Nordic Championship silver and bronze medals respectively.
The three best Nordic Championship team members or individual runners (as
described in 3.5.8) in each race shall get a Nordic Championship gold, silver and
bronze medal respectively.
The Host may, at their discretion, decide to give also other prizes in order to cover the
extra participants’ possible success in the races or to extend the list of awarded Nordic
participants. The prizes mentioned in 3.5.15 and 3.5.16 are, however, the only official
Nordic Championship prizes.
For Financial Regulations: See Item 3.1.17 on page 2