Meet - Wingfoot XC Classic - Saturday, September 23, 2017

Page last updated 9/23//2017 12:50 pm
Sam Smith Park
1155 Douthit Ferry Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120
Google Maps link

Meet Entry
  • Entry for Alpha Crush club members is done here; team administrators will do the rest.
  • Meet entry deadline for Alpha Crush club members, Thursday, August 31, 8:00 pm. They "fixed" the entry deadline. It is now Thursday, September 14, 8:00 pm. They had a deadline far too early on, but it has been remedied.
Atlanta Track Club's meet information page
  • Note: Alpha Crush will register the youth athletes
Final Race Day Instructions [Download] [View]

2017 Course map [link].  Middle school runners run the 3K (blue course, Alpha Crush runs this race)

School Team Awards
  • Top 10 finishers from races will receive medals
  • Top 10 Championship Varsity runners will also receive a t-shirt
  • Top 3 teams in Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School races will receive a team award. 
Community Race Awards
  • Overall male, female, masters male, and masters female
  • Age group awards for the top three men and women in each age group (14 & under, five-year increments up to 90+)
[From Atlanta Track Club] Suggested Driving Directions (From 75N)
  • Take exit 285 to Red Top Mountain State Park.  
  • Exit and immediately 
  • Turn Left on Old Alabama Road. 
  • Continue on Old Alabama until Douthit Ferry Road.  
  • Turn Right.  
  • Parking is on your left.
  • Parking = $5.00 CASH ONLY
  • Parking map [link]
  • $5.00 per car, cash only
  • See parking map attached at bottom of this web page
  • Limited parking available, carpooling is encouraged
  • Parking at Cartersville Middle School is FREE.
  • Additional FREE parking with complimentary shuttle available at:
    • Cartersville Primary School
    • Cartersville Elementary School
    • Deerfield Practice Fields
  • Please plan to arrive at least 60 minutes prior to the start of your race to allow for traffic, parking and making your way to the event site.
  • 9/22/2017 Meet director says - Most people will use exit 283 on 75 North.  Due to this we tend to have a lot of traffic entering the park from the south.  We recommend that you go two exits north to E Main Street and head south through downtown Cartersville towards the park.  This will spread traffic out to the park
Coaches Hospitality
  • Atlanta Track Club will provide coffee, beverages, and food for coaches and volunteers next to number pick-up by the Aquatic Center Parking lot. Please feel free to grab a drink and a snack.
  • The high school races will be governed by National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Georgia High School Association (GHSA) rules.
  • There is no governing body for the middle school classification.
  • In Coach Matthew's opinion, the middle school races should be contested under United States Track & Field (USATF) rules.
  • However, in 2016, the NFHS/GHSA rules were applied even to the middle school race.
  • NFHS/GHSA rules prohibit wearing GPS watches and other electronic devices that can monitor heart rate, count steps, or calculate pace (e.g. cell phones, fitness trackers, etc.) For 2017, there is no longer restrictions on jewelry or sunglasses.
  • USATF rules allow GPS watches and fitness trackers, but prohibit devices that can facilitate two-way communication (radios, cell phones).
Athlete Check-In
  • Athletes should report to the start line at least 15 minutes prior to their race. 
  • Teams must check in at the start tent. 
  • All athletes running in that particular race must be present at check in.
5K distance - Morning Session
  • 7:45 am JV Boys Championship
  • 8:00 am JV Girls Championship
  • 8:30 am Varsity Boys Championship
  • 8:50 am Varsity Girls Championship
  • 9:20 am Open Boys
  • 9:40 am Open Girls
  • 10:10 am Varsity Boys
  • 10:25 am Varsity Girls
  • 10:55 am JV Boys
  • 11:20 am JV Girls
3K distance - Evening Session
  • 5:30 pm Kilometer Kids Mile
  • 6:00 pm Middle School Boys (Alpha Crush runs this race)
  • 6:30 pm Middle School Girls (Alpha Crush runs this race)
  • 7:00 pm Community Grand Prix - 5K