Meet - Alpha Crush Cross Country Invitational - September 22, 2013

When and Where:
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Milton High School 
13025 Birmingham Highway Milton, GA 30004-7306
 
Meet Entry:
Entry into the meet [for the general public] is handled by the Coach O registration system.  You can visit this page to view participating teams and see the performance list.  Entry for Alpha Crush team members is done here.
Note: Coach O has a new club/team registration methodology.  If you say your club/team is a "USATF Youth" type in the Team Settings, your roster can only be imported from the USATF National database.  Instead, I suggest you use "Parks & Recreation" to import your roster from another source, then change it back to USATF Youth as needed.

Notes:
  • This meet is part of the USATF GA Cross Country Youth Developmental Series 2013
  • This is the 3rd year Alpha Crush has hosted this event at this location (2011 results, 2012 results)
  • This is a USATF-sanctioned meet.
  • A USATF membership is *not* required.
  • See USATF calendar for additional sanctioned meets.
  • Award medals:
    • Top 10 individuals (8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14)
    • Top 5 individuals (15-16 and 17-18 combined)
    • Top 2 teams (8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14)
      • Team awards go "8 deep"; non-scoring runners "9 and above" do not receive medals
      • No team awards for 15-16 or 17-18 age divisions
  • Results (and awards) will be available approximately 30 minutes after the completion of each race.  The SMART Athletics timing crew tabulates the results from each previous race as the next race is underway.  Unforeseen circumstances (lost bib # numbers, athletes running in wrong race) may affect the amount of time needed to prepare these results.
  • Please park in designated lots only, the lots in front of the school.  There is no parking in the lots near the ball fields and starting line.
  • The team tent area is located near the retention pond across the parking lot from the starting line.
Event Schedule:
12:00 pm – Packet pick-up at information tent near finish line 
12:15 pm – Course walk-through
1:00 pm – 2K – 8 & under (combined, boys & girls)
Note: For scheduling purposes we are allowing 30 minutes per race; factors beyond our control may affect the starting times of each subsequent race.
~1:30 pm – 3K – 9-10 (combined, boys & girls)
~2:00 pm – 3K – 11-12 girls
~2:30 pm – 3K – 11-12 boys
~3:00 pm – 4K – 13-14 girls, 15-16 girls, 17-18 young women
~3:30 pm – 4K – 13-14 boys, 15-16 boys, 17-18 young men

Facility and course map:
Click picture for larger, printable image.

Course description:
  • Each race will have course guides (AKA "rabbits") and course sweepers
  • There are 3 courses - 2K, 3K and 4K.  Courses unchanged from previous years.
  • Each course is comprised of 2 loops, the "Alpha" loop and the "Crush" loop
  • Each loop has 3 key intersections (athletes will be directed by course monitors)
    • Intersection 1 - Top of hill at the end of the lacrosse field
    • Intersection 2 - Middle of course, gateway to "Crush" loop
    • Intersection 3 - Near starting line.  For all courses: Loop 1, go straight; Loop 2, go left to Finish Line
  • Course signage
    • 400m / 200m to finish, common to all races
    • 800m / 1-mile, unique to each race
2K course
  • The 2K course is "Alpha" loop + "Alpha" loop (i.e. the same loop is run twice)
  • "Alpha" loop 1
    • Intersection 1, go straight
    • Intersection 2, go left
    • Intersection 3, go straight
  • "Alpha" loop 2
    • Intersection 1, go straight
    • Intersection 2, go left
    • Intersection 3, go left to Finish Line
3K course
  • The 3K course is "Alpha" loop + "Crush" loop (i.e. two different loops)
  • "Alpha" loop 1
    • Intersection 1, go straight
    • Intersection 2, go left
    • Intersection 3, go straight
  • "Crush" loop 2
    • Intersection 1, go left
    • Intersection 2, go right
    • Intersection 3, go left to Finish Line
4K course
  • The 4K course is "Crush" loop + "Crush" loop (i.e. the same loop is run twice)
  • "Crush" loop 1
    • Intersection 1, go left
    • Intersection 2, go right
    • Intersection 3, go straight
  • "Crush" loop 2
    • Intersection 1, go left
    • Intersection 2, go right
    • Intersection 3, go left to Finish Line
Course information by Garmin:
  • 2K course is 2097 meters
  • 3K course is 2986 meters
  • 4K course is 3876 meters