3rd Central Massachusetts Middle School
Welcome to the website for the 3rd Central Massachusetts Middle School Cross-Country Invitational Meet that is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2019. All middle school runners from public schools, private schools, and parochial schools, in grades 5-8, are welcome to participate. Please review the website for all meet information and registration deadlines.
LOCATION: To be announced
INTENT TO ENTER
If you think your school will participate at this meet, please click INTENT TO ENTER to help our staff plan accordingly.
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, private schools, and parochial 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.
- Every runner will need a signed waiver submitted by the coach the day of the meet.
- Every runner must wear the running bib assigned.
The entry fee is $8.00 for each team athlete participating at the meet.
A minimum of 5 runners is needed to get a team score. If a school enters less than 5 runners no team score will be calculated.
Event 1 3:45 – Girls Division 2 Race
Event 2 4:05 – Boys Division 2 Race
Event 3 4:25 – Girls Division 1 Race
Event 4 4:45 – Boys Division 1 Race
Division 1 – 501 and up
Division 2 – 500 and under
The top 20 finishers will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.
The 1st place finisher will receive a trophy.
A first place trophy and a runner-up trophy will be presented after both races have finished.
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 Saturday, October 19, 2019. The roster must be an Excel spreadsheet using the following format: Column 1 – First Name, Column 2 – Last Name, Column 3 – School, Column 4 – Grade, Column 5 – Gender.
A check or school purchase order must be received(firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday October 22, 2019. If a payment or a purchase order is not received by this date, 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 Friday, October 25, 2019.
Check the meet website for any weather statements.
Email any meet questions to the Meet Director at email@example.com
If you would like information on becoming a USA Track & Field member, go to