With Nike Team National Regional registration ending over the next few weeks for most regions, questions are being raised about the registration process, with emphasis on the elite races. Here are some answers.
MileSplit NTN Regional Registration Announcement
Since the beginning of the season, we have continued to receive emails from various coaches in regards to the Nike Team National Regional registration and qualifying process. Here is an explanation from a Nike official we talked to, "In a nutshell, all teams must register for the Nike Team National Regional Championship races regardless of what section they are entering, including the championship section. Race registration will close the Sunday before the regional races. Race assignments will then be put up on the regional pages niketeamnationals.com the Tuesday before the race."
While that explains the registration process, what about the process towards which teams are selected for each Regional Championship race? "An NTN selection committee will determine the 30-35 best teams for the championship section. We will do our very best to ensure that all the most deserving teams are in this race."