Meet - Mizuno Covered Bridge Run - September 10, 2016

Garrard Landing Park
Hosted by Roswell High School

Notes from Coach Matthew
  • Parking can be a mess; arrive plenty of time in advance
  • Coach Matthew, in his capacity as USA Track and Field official, will be starting all races that day, so will be at venue early
  • Coach Matthew will have team flag and tarp "somewhere" in the team tent area
  • Coach Matthew will pickup team packet with bib numbers and timing chips
  • Coach Matthew will give team packet to another coach for athlete distribution
  • 5k course map (high school) [Download] [View]
  • 3200m course map (middle school) [Download] [View]
Admission is $5 per non-athlete or $10 for a family. No bills over $20 please.

MEET OVERVIEW
Second year on the new and improved permanent course that City of Roswell has constructed for cross country with fewer turns, wider running paths and more shade, with sections running close to the Chattahoochee River. Most of the course is crushed gravel and the rest is grass. As always, great music, good food, awesome T-shirts!

RACE SCHEDULE
  • 6:00-9:00 am: Packet pick up near the finish chute (**New location this year!**)
    • Coach Matthew will pick-up race packet
  • 7:30 am: JV B - Girls/Boys 3200m
  • 8:10 am: Varsity Girls (10 runners)
  • 8:45 am: Varsity Boys (10 runners)
  • 9:15 am: JV Girls (35 runners)
  • 9:55 am: JV Boys (35 runners)
  • 10:30 am: Middle School Boys 3200m (Alpha Crush runs this race)
  • 10:55 am: Middle School Girls 3200m (Alpha Crush runs this race) 
AWARDS – High School Varsity & JV – at Park Pavilion (near playground) at 10:45 am
  • Top 5 runners in each race (medals for #1-20 also given at finish chute)
  • Team awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
AWARDS – Middle School – at Park Pavilion immediately following MS race
  • Top 5 runners in each race (medals for #1-20 also given at finish chute)
  • Team awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
BUSES
Buses must arrive after 6:30 when the bus lane opens at the park. Buses will leave the park and can park at Holcomb Bridge Middle School (1.8 miles west of the park). For pickup, buses will queue up at the same location. Coaches - please do not call for your team bus until your team is fully ready. Space in the bus lane is limited and teams must board quickly for departure.

SPECIAL ACCESS PARKING – TEAMS & VENDORS
One vehicle per team will be allowed to transport tents and equipment to tent areas. These support vehicles can park inside the park, but they must arrive before 6:15 am before the bus loop shuts off vehicle access to the park. A special permit will be mailed to each team about one week prior to race day.

GENERAL PARKING, HANDICAPPED & RUNNER DROP-OFF
All spectators and additional team vehicles will park on the north side of Holcomb Bridge Road at the Deer Valley Golf Driving Range. Police officers, signs, and barricades will point you in this direction. If coming from Roswell turn left into parking; if coming from Norcross, turn right into parking. Officers will assist pedestrians with crossing Holcomb Bridge Road into the park.

Handicapped and runner drop-offs will also turn into the driving range but will follow a separate loop. Please look for signs and follow volunteer instructions. We will have golf carts assisting those in need.

If the driving range reaches parking capacity, our overflow lot will be on the Norcross side of the river in the River Exchange office complex. This might happen during the arrival of middle school families. Please be on the lookout for new traffic patterns as directed by signage, officers, and parking volunteers.