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COACHES MEET DAY INFORMATION
REGISTRATION INFORMATION


**DUE TO STADIUM CONSTRUCTION THERE ARE SOME SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE 2017 EVENT.

ENTRIES WILL BE LIMITED TO APPROXIMATELY THE FIRST 10,000 INDIVIDUALS/150 SCHOOLS THAT COMPLETE THE ENTRY PROCESS (REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT).

THIS WILL BE A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR SPECTATORS. THERE IS NO "CLOSE" OR "EASY" ACCESS TO THE COURSE.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL OFTHE INFORMATION BELOW AND SHARE IT WITH ANYONE PLANNING TO ATTEND.line

2017 High School Confirmation Packet
Includes TIME SCHEDULE, TEAM ENTRIES (with ENTRY FEES) and RACE ENTRIES.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PACKET (Adobe PDF File)

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Registration Information

RULES AND POLICIES

  • All entries must be made through a representative of the school/college that is entering the competition.
  • All athletes must run for the school they attend. No unattached or club affiliated runners.
  • All athletes must run in their respective age divisions with the exception of varsity and junior varsity national championship races.
  • All athletes who does not run under their own name, with the proper timing chip and bib number, will be disqualified.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Rain or shine, the Mt. SAC Invitational will be run.  There will be no refunds due to inclement weather, acts of god, police or fire department closure, etc.  The Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule the event in the best interests of our participants with no refunds.

CONFIRMATIONS
Due to Stadium Construction and new registration process, we will post confirmation of races on or before October 16th

DIVISIONS
California Schools
California schools must enter into their proper division based on their section's current year designation.

Schools Outside California
Your divisional placement must be determined by your enrollment for all four grade levels based on California's divisional standards (the standards are listed below).

  • If you have only one sex, double your enrollment to determine your proper division.
  • If you do not have freshmen, double your sophomore enrollment to determine your proper division.
DIVISION ENROLLMENT

Division 1

2470 and Above

Division 2

2050-2469

Division 3

1430-2049

Division 4

600-1429

Division 5

1 to 599

ENTRY FEES

INDIVIDUAL (per race)
Only if you are entering only one individual in a race.
$30

TEAM (per race)-2 or more individuals

$60

$400 MAXIMUM ENTRY FEE per school (boys and girls combined) plus any late fees. ($200 MAXIMUM ENTRY FEE for any school entering only one gender). Late fees are in addition to entry fees.
   

Payments must be made by credit card or check. Please see registration website for additional information.

RACE DIVISIONS
  HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
MAX ENTRIES
   
  FRESHMAN
10
 
  • High school 9th graders or middle school 9th graders.
  • Middle schools with 9th graders, the must run 9th graders  in this division.
  SOPHOMORE
10
 
  • High school 10th graders
  JUNIOR VARSITY
10
 
  • High school 11th and 12th graders ONLY
  • Must have a full Varsity Team in order to run a JV Race
 
  JUNIOR VARSITY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
7
 
  • ONLY FOR THOSE TEAMS WHICH HAVE TEAMS THAT HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED/SEEDED INTO A TEAM SWEEPSTAKES RACE
  • One boy's and one girl's JV Race per division (5 divisions)
  • Top seven JV Runners (any grade level)
  • School must request that their Varsity Team be considered for a Team Sweepstakes Race and enter a JV National Championship Team. If the Varsity Team is accepted into the Sweepstakes Race, then the corresponding same gender JV Team will be placed into a JV race.
  • If your JV Team is not allowed entry into the JV Race, the Freshman and Sophomore athletes on your JV Team will be placed into regular grade level races. Juniors and Seniors will be placed into a regular JV Race
 
  VARSITY
7
 
  • Top seven athletes from a school.
  • Any grade athlete may run in this division if they are one of the top seven from a school.
  • Only one Varsity Team per school allowed
  SWEEPSTAKES
7
 
  • Individual -  A team with 1-4 very good individual runners.
  • Team - A very strong team with 5-7 very good runners

MEET DAY NAME CHANGES
Coaches wishing to make MEET DAY NAME CHANGES must go to the Problem Registration Area (located at the end of the finish chute) and fill out a correction card, along $5 (per change) and turn it into the meet staff. Corrections will be made to the results. Corrections on meet day cannot be guaranteed, but will be posted by Monday, October 23rd.

REFUND POLICY
There are no refunds. Our major costs come from preparing your packets, bibs, etc. prior to the meet, not competing in the invitational. Once you have entered your school or individual, you are responsible for all entry fees regardless if your team competes or not.
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AWARDS
All races will have medals for the top 15 individual finishers, 3 team plaques for top 3 teams and 7 medals for each top 3 team (except regular JV Races).  Sweepstakes Champion Teams will also receive additional special awards.

CLERK OF THE COURSE
Due to Stadium Construction and new registration process, we will post confirmation of races on or before October 16th.

COURSE
The course will remain the same except for the final 150 meters of the course. Instead of turning into the gauntlet (between airstrip and finish line) at the end of the course, runners will continue up the air strip 150 meters. The overall course distance will remain the same.

An updated course and logistical map (parking, drop off, course entrance, etc.) will be sent to all teams that are accepted into the invitational.

COURSE PRACTICE
Due to stadium construction there will be no course practice prior to the invitational dates. Practice will not be allowed during races.

DRESSING QUARTERS
All competitors are asked to arrive at the course dressed.  Lockers and towels will not be available.

END OF RACE LOGISTICS
At the conclusion of each race, runners will walk through the “Recovery Zone”, which will lead the finishers an exit point (near the Clerk of the Course) and the return to the Team Camp Area.

ENTRANCE
Spectator/Team Entrance is located in Lot M (parking lot behind (west of) Reservoir/Poop Out Hill) where the team camps will also be located.  After entering, spectators/teams will walk through the Saddle (between Reservoir and Poop Out Hills) to the course.

The walking distance from the parking lots (north of Temple Avenue) to the course could range from 3/4 of a mile to as much as 1.5 miles; furthermore, all spectators will have to exit the same path.   For spectators, viewing this year’s event will involve some challenges that require patience and fitness.

Entrance to this years event is FREE

MEDICAL POLICY
IMPORTANT!  PLEASE REVIEW THE MEDICAL POLICY AND INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE! The top priority of our medical staff is to respond to life threatening medical emergencies.Non-life threatening/minor injuries (example: scraped knees, minor cuts, etc.) may be treated if resources are available and time allows.  Serious injuries take precedence and will be treated first.

PACKET PICK UP
Packet pick up will be located in Lot W (near Bus Drop Off behind soccer fields).

PARKING
There will be a $5 parking fee for all private vehicles (non marked vans included) in any lot north of Temple Avenue. There will be no option to drop off spectators closer to the course.

Buses and school vans (marked district vehicle) will drop off teams in Lot W.  Entrance to this drop off zone is through Mt. SAC Way (South), located off of Temple Avenue between the Wildlife Sanctuary and the Soccer Fields.  Once a team has unloaded and been dropped off, buses and school vans will exit and be directed to park in another location.  Teams that are ready to leave may contact their bus drivers and meet them for pick up in the drop-off area or may choose to walk to their bus.

Click here for athletic facility map.

RESTROOM FACILITIES
An ample amount of Porta-Potties will available. The vast majority will be located near the bus drop off zone.  The few located at the Clerk of the Course will be set aside solely for athlete use prior to race.

SAFETY GATE
We continue using the "Safety Gate" system which has ensured the safety of our runners while at the same time lessen the burden on our medical staff. Any runner who, in the opinion of our medical staff is "struggling" or showing any signs of "distress", will be removed from the course and not allowed to finish. This is a precaution meant to protect your runners. We appreciate your support.

SCORING
The first five runners of a team will score.  The 6th and 7th runners on each team will displace.  Teams who finish with fewer than 5 runners will not be calculated in team scoring.  Results will be available approximately 25 minutes after the last runner finishes.

TEAM CAMPS
The team camp area will be located in Lot M (parking lot behind (west of) Reservoir/Poop Out Hill).  This is an asphalt parking lot.  Tents must be secured down and ground cover for your camp area is recommended. 

TIMING
We will be utilizing chip timing from Finished Results. If you have any changes YOU MUST REPORT THEM PRIOR TO THE RACE START TO THE PROBLEM SOLVING AREA LOCATED AT THE SOUTH END OF THE FINISH CHUTE. All runners must wear the bib and timing chip assigned to them or they will be disqualified. THIS YEAR CHIPS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED!

RESULTS
Any errors or protests to the posted results must occur withing 60 minutes of result posting. Errors must be reported to Problem Solving Tent located at the end of the Finish Chute.

WARM UP AREA
A “Warm-up” loop (approximately 800 meters) will be set up along the outside edge of the Team Camp area.

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