Meet - Etowah XC Invitational - October 5, 2013

When and Where:
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Boling Park, 1200 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA
Here is the Google Maps to the parking lot at the back of the park where you want to go.

The park is located behind Cherokee High School, 930 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114 (Google Maps)

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.

Alpha Crush Parents: Meet entry deadline 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 2. Entry for Alpha Crush team members is done here.

Notes:
  • This meet is part of the USATF GA Cross Country Youth Developmental Series 2013
  • This is a USATF-sanctioned meet.
    • As a sanctioned event, for insurance purposes, a signed "Participant Waiver & Release Form" is needed for each participant.
    • Most clubs/athletes signed waivers at the Alpha Crush meet.  If you did not, please bring the waiver to this 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.
  • Concessions: Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase
  • All spectator tents should be set up outside of the gravel track.
Event Schedule:
8:00 am – Packet pick-up at timing tent near finish line 
8:15 am – Course walk-through
9:00 am – 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.
~9:30 am – 3K – 9-10 girls
~10:00 am – 3K – 9-10 boys
~10:30 am – 3K – 11-12 girls
~11:00 am – 3K – 11-12 boys
~11:30 am – 4K – 13-14 girls, 15-16 girls, 17-18 young women
~12:00 pm – 4K – 13-14 boys, 15-16 boys, 17-18 young men

Course Information:
Grass field start line transitioning into packed gravel and dirt trails. Very fast and flat.
  • The 2k runners (8-Under) will run just the 2K loop.
  • The 3k runners (9-10 and 11-12) will run the 1k loop and then run the 2k loop.
  • The 4k runners (13-Up) will start 100 meters ahead of the 2k and 3k runners but run the 2k loop twice.
2K Loop
1K Loop + 2k Loop
4K, 1st Loop, 2nd Loop is the same as the above 2k Loop