Meet Information

1st Central Massachusetts Middle School

Cross-Country Invitational

Welcome to the website for the 1st Central Massachusetts Middle School Cross-Country Invitational Meet that is scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2017.  All middle school runners from public, private, parochial, and homeschools, in grades 5-8, are welcome to participate.  Please review the website for all meet information and registration deadlines.

LOCATION: Berlin Country Club, Berlin, Massachusetts

INTENT TO ENTER

If you think your school will participate at this meet, please click INTENT TO ENTER to help our staff plan accordingly.

RULES

This event is sanctioned by USA Track and Field. Where applicable, USATF competition rules will be in effect.

ELIGIBILITY

To maintain the integrity of this event, the following eligibility rules will be in effect.

  • This meet is open to all middle school runners in grades 5-8 who attend public, parochial, private, charter schools, and home schools.
  • A school does not need to have a formal cross-country program to participate.
  • Any runner entered on a school’s roster for this meet must be an eligible team member of the school.
  • No combined schools or town “all-star teams”.
  • Runners not representing a school will compete as unattached in the Individuals Race and will not factor into team scoring.
  • Runners may only participate in one race at this meet.
  • Every runner will need a signed waiver submitted by the coach the day of the meet.
  • Every runner must wear the running bib assigned.
ENTRY FEE
The Entry fee is $7.00 for each team athlete participating at the meet.  The entry fee for any homeschooled athlete is $15.00.
SCHEDULE

No race will start before the listed time unless inclement weather forces a delay.

Event 1 4:00 – Girls 5-6 Grade Individuals Race(No team scoring – unlimited runners)
Event 2 4:20 – Boys 5-6 Grade Individuals Race (No team scoring – unlimited runners)
Event 3 4:40 – Girls Team Championship Race (5 minimum, no maximum)
Event 4 5:00 – Boys Team Championship Race (5 minimum, no maximum)

Grades 5-6 Race: Schools may enter an unlimited number of runners in this race.The Top 15 finishers will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP RACE: Eligibility for this race requires a team to start a minimum of 5 runners. Runners from any grade may run in this race. The first 25 finishers in this race will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.

The girl and boy with the best time of the day will receive a trophy. These will be presented after all races have finished.

Team Trophies

A first place trophy and a runner up trophy will presented at the conclusion of all the Team Championship Races.

FOOTWEAR

Non-spiked shoes are required since there is some pavement on the course.

COURSE

Runners will run a total distance of 1.7 miles.  The course will not be marked until the morning of the meet.

MAP

A map will be posted on this site by late September.

TEAM TENTS

Teams may set up a tent in the designated area.

T-SHIRTS

T-shirts and sweatshirts listing all participating schools will be available. Prices will range from $15-$25.

ENTRY PROCESS

Coaches must email a team roster to the Meet Director by Monday, October 23, 2017.   The roster must be an Excel spreadsheet listing each athlete and their grade.   When coaches arrive at the meet, they need to indicate which race each runner will participate in.

A check or school purchase order must be received(masschamps@gmail.com) by Tuesday, October 24.    If a payment or a purchase order is not received by October 23, your team will not participate.  No exceptions will be made.    There are no refunds(unless the meet is canceled) – this is an entry fee, not a participation fee.   

Payment Address:  Mass Champs, 4 Parsons Road, Hubbardston, MA 01452

WAIVER / RELEASE

Each competitor MUST have his/her waiver signed.

Coaches must submit waivers when picking up the team packet on meet day.

PARKING

ONLY USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS
Please follow directions of the police and parking monitors.

DOGS

Absolutely no dogs will be allowed at the race site – that includes ALL course/fields/team areas/parking areas.
Individuals with dogs will be asked to immediately leave the facility by the staff. Please respect this request.

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are bathrooms on site. Please do not “use” the woods. There is no dressing area/lockers. Come ready to run.

TRASH – IF YOU CARRY IT IN, PLEASE CARRY IT OUT!

WEATHER ISSUES

Heavy rains may cause a delay to the meet schedule.    In the event of torrential rains, the meet will be postponed to Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Check the meet website for any weather statements.

CONTACT INFO

Email any meet questions to the Meet Director at masschamps@gmail.com

USATF MEMBERSHIP

If you would like information on becoming a USA Track & Field member, go to
www.usatf.org