2nd Central Massachusetts Middle School
Welcome to the website for the 1st Central Massachusetts Middle School Cross-Country Invitational Meet that is scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2018. All middle school runners from public schools, private schools, parochial schools, and homeschools, in grades 5-8, are welcome to participate. Please review the website for all meet information and registration deadlines.
LOCATION: Clinton Middle School
INTENT TO ENTER
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This event is sanctioned by USA Track and Field. Where applicable, USATF competition rules will be in effect.
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 schools, parochial schools, private schools, 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.
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 top 25 finishers in this race will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.
INDIVIDUALS RACE: The top 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.
A first place trophy and a runner-up trophy be will presented at the conclusion of all the races.
Non-spiked shoes are required since there is some pavement on the course.
Runners will run a total distance of 1.6 miles. A course map will be emailed to all coaches a week before the race.
Teams may set up a tent in the designated area.
T-shirts will be sold for $15.
Coaches must email a team roster to the Meet Director by Monday, October 22, 2018. The roster must be an Excel spreadsheet listing each athlete and his or her grade.
A check or school purchase order must be received(email@example.com) by Thursday, October 25, 2018. If a payment or a purchase order is not received by October 25, 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.
ONLY USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS
Please follow directions of the police and parking monitors.
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.
There are portajohns 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!
Heavy rains may cause a delay to the meet schedule. In the event of torrential rains, the meet will be postponed to Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Check the meet website for any weather statements.
Email any meet questions to the Meet Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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