Meet - USATF GA Association Youth XC Developmental Meet - Alpha Crush at Milton HS - September 21, 2014

The 2015 Meet Information Page
You can find the 2015 Meet Information page here.

Results
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When
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00 noon

Note: The Milton Cross Country Festival 5K is at 9:00 am that morning...join us!  Go to Active.com for details.

We’ll have a DJ, lots of awards, Eagle Sports race shirt sales (see attachment at bottom of page for details) and Smoothie King sales, Bank South will be grilling hot dogs and we'll enjoy plenty of good competition!

Where
Milton High School 
13025 Birmingham Highway Milton, GA 30004-7306
 
Meet Entry
  • Entry for clubs and unattached athletes is handled by the Coach O registration system.
  • Entry for Alpha Crush team members is done here; team administrators will do the rest.
Entries (as of 9/19/2014 9:10 am)
DivisionBoysGirlsTotal
8 & under7257129
9-1010281183
11-12121119240
13-148480164
15-164812
17-18
11
Total383346729

Notes:
  • The 2013 Fulton County Championships, hosted by Milton High School, had a JV high school girls race with 213 athletes and a JV high school boys race with 269 athletes; the course can accommodate our events.
  • While there are no starting line box assignments for this meet, meet management reserves the right to limit the number of athletes of each club standing directly on the starting line.
Volunteers
Alpha Crush Coach Gary Fravel is coordinating the volunteers for this event.  Email us if you're interested in helping...thank you!

Notes
  • This meet is part of the USATF GA Cross Country Youth Developmental Series 2014
    • The series consists of five youth cross country races.
    • The races feature quality competition and professional timing. 
    • Teams will register their athletes for each race on Coach O. 
    • Registration will close Wednesday at midnight prior to the race. 
    • Payment will be made at the time of registration. 
    • The cost will be $3.75 per athlete per race. (Subject to change based on actual costs.) 
    • Race day entries will be $10.00 per athlete. 
    • Athletes do not need USATF memberships for the Developmental series but will need them to participate in Association meet on November 15th.
  • This is the 4th year Alpha Crush has hosted this event at this location
  • 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 starting line; packets available all afternoon
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 girls
~2:00 pm – 3K – 9-10 boys
~2:30 pm – 3K – 11-12 girls
~3:00 pm – 3K – 11-12 boys
~3:30 pm – 4K – 13-14 girls, 15-16 girls, 17-18 young women (run together, scored separately)
~4:00 pm – 4K – 13-14 boys, 15-16 boys, 17-18 young men (run together, scored separately

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

Course description - 3 courses, 2 loops each
  • See attachment at bottom of page.
  • There are 2 loops
    • "Alpha" loop is 1K
    • "Crush" loop is 2K
  • There are 3 courses - 2K, 3K and 4K.  Courses unchanged from previous years.  Each course has 2 loops, a combination of "Alpha" and "Crush" loops, depending on distance.
    • 2K = "Alpha" loop + "Alpha" loop
    • 3K = "Alpha" loop + "Crush" loop
    • 4K = "Crush" loop + "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
  • Each race will have course sweepers; course guides (AKA "rabbits") for younger age groups
  • Course signage
    • 400m / 200m to finish, common to all races
    • 800m / 1-mile, unique to each race
Intersections common to all courses and loops; follow direction of arrows on map
  • Intersection 4, follow arrows on map to "Mary's Meadow"; that means you may have to go straight or make a left
  • Intersection 5, go right to cross the bridge
  • Intersection 6, go left, up the hill
  • Intersection 7, go left of the big tree to your right, down the hill
  • Intersection 8, go left, a sharp left
  • Intersection 9, go right to cross the bridge; stay right
  • Intersection 10, quick right then left
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 Video
  • Follow this YouTube link for a video of the 5K competition course used by the high school athletes.
  • The 5K course is comprised of one 1K "Alpha" loop and two 2K "Crush" loops.
Course information by Garmin
Course Length
Measured by Rolatape 415m wheel.
  • 2K course - 2116 meters
  • 3K course - 3007 meters
  • 4K course - 3898 meters
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Matthew Chestnut,
Sep 20, 2014, 4:14 PM
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Alpha Crush Running Club,
Sep 17, 2014, 6:10 AM
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Matthew Chestnut,
Sep 20, 2014, 4:10 PM
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Alpha Crush Running Club,
Sep 17, 2014, 8:40 AM