Meet Information

11th ANNUAL MASSACHUSETTS STATE MIDDLE SCHOOL


       CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS


Saturday, November 9, 2019 Willard Field, Devens MA


Hosted by USA Track & Field New England Sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association




The website HYPERLINK www.lwrun.org is the primary mode of communications and updates regarding starting times, order of races, division assignments, etc. This document is as of February 21, 2019


DATE:


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019


TIME:11:00 a.m. Be aware of race order/times in case athletes do not hear public addresssystem



LOCATION: Willard Park Field, Devens, Massachusetts 01434


Rt 2 to Exit 37B, Jackson Rd / Devens. Follow to designated parking areas


COURSE:Approximately 1.86 miles, multiple loop course. Spectator friendly


                        Course map:


Primarily grass. Course allows for races to be run efficiently and handle large fields. Short 1/4" spikes may be used, but non-spiked shoes are adequate



SCHEDULE, START TIME, EVENT NUMBER - No race will start before the listed time


Six races by grade with no team scoring followed by girls and boys team scoringrace 11:00a.m.Event 1 - Girls 8th graders (No team scoring - unlimitedrunners)














































11:15



2 -



Boys 8th graders (No team scoring - unlimited runners)



11:30



3 -



Girls 7th graders (No team scoring - unlimited runners)



11:45 a.m.



4 -



Boys 7th graders (No team scoring - unlimited runners)



12:00 p.m.



5 -



Girls combined 5th and 6th graders (No team scoring - unlimited runners)



12:20



6 -



Boys combined 5th and 6th graders (No team scoring - unlimited runners)



12:40



7 -



Girls Team Championship DIVISION 2 (5-7 runners)



1:00



8 -



Girls Team Championship DIVISION 1 (5-7 runners)



1:15


1:30.



9 -


10 -



Boys Team Championship DIVISION 2 (5-7 runners)


Boys Team Championship DIVISION 1 (5-7 runners)



NOTE there are two Team Races, two divisions


INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM ELIGBILITY: NO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS! NO 9th GRADERS!


Each and every runner will need a signed waiver to be submitted by the individual or team coach at packet pickup. No participation without the signed waiver. Go to  HYPERLINK "http://www.lwrun.org" www.lwrun.org for waivers.


All runners' teams will be listed as representing the Massachusetts middle school they attend.


The school does not need to have a formal cross country program or team to participate. All Massachusetts public, parochial, charter, and private middle schools are eligible to run.


No combined schools, No town "all-star teams". Runners must be students of that middle school. Home school students may run in the grade races only


Regarding Grades 5 through 8. - Fifth/sixth graders must attend that specific middle school. Middle schools that start earlier than 5th grade may only run grade 5-8 students.


Students in a grade 7-12 school may participate in grade or team races, grade 7-8 runners only.



GRADE RACES:


Schools with more than seven runners and which are running in a team race may enter unlimited additional runners in grade races. Teams with fewer than 5 runners must compete in grade races.


TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP RACES:


Eligibility for this race requires a team to start five, six or seven runners; no individuals Unlimited additional runners beyond the team top 7 may run in the grade races


Schools with 5 or more runners may choose to participate in only the grade races if they wish


There are two team races. Teams must run in the correct division or will not score.



AWARDS: INDIVIDUAL - Top 15 finishers in grade races, 25 finishers in Team Championships


TEAM - The top 3 teams in the Championship Races receive trophies


TIME- The individuals with the day's top 3 times OVERALL receivetrophies



ACCOMMODATIONS:


TOILETS on site. Runners "using" the woods will immediately disqualify the entire team from all races


TRASH - IF YOU CARRY IT IN, PLEASE CARRY IT OUT! DOGS ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT ALLOWED AT THE RACE SITE


Pass this information along to athletes' families and spectators. Leave dogs home or in the car Individuals with dogs will not be allowed beyond the parking lot. Individuals with dogs will be asked to immediately leave the facility, and subject their child's entire team to possible immediate removal from the site. That applies to spectators associated with any teams.



SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS


A limited number of T-shirts with race design and listing participating schools will be available for $15.



DIRECTIONS-GPS address is 1 Sherman Ave, Devens MA01434


Route 2 to Exit 37B (Jackson Rd / Devens. Follow to designated parking areas (short walk) There may be construction that will restrict full driving access near the course itself.


Parking lots are in close proximity to course. Please car pool and share rides; parking is limited.


PARK ONLY IN DESIGNATED AREAS. FOLLOW MONITORS' INSTRUCTIONS NO PARKING IN DROP-OFF AREAS, ON STREETS, OR ON GRASS. TICKETING AND TOWING WILL BE ENFORCED




WEATHER ISSUES: There is no plan to postpone the meet to another date. Conditions (lightning, heavy rain, snow) may cause a delay to schedule. Check usatfne.org , HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/usatfNE" \h www.facebook.com/usatfNE


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ENTRY:   2019 entry will utilize SIMPLY REGISTER   It will be online by September 15.


The link is HYPERLINK "https://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Event-Registration-Form.aspx?e=114876" https://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Event-Registration-Form.aspx?e=114876



The entry fee is $5.00 per runner plus transaction fee and service fees.  See ENTRY PROCEDURES at  HYPERLINK "http://www.lwrun.org" www.lwrun.org


ALL Entries are due by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019




Entries received after November 1 date will be charged $10 per runner entered. Contact  HYPERLINK "mailto:jsa777@verizon.net" jsa777@verizon.net for late entry procedure.




No refunds - this is an entry fee, not aparticipationfee.Fees must be paid in advance unlesspayment is through a school purchase order or check.


Full school teams may submit waivers and fees on race day prior to picking up packets All individuals and teams MUST submit both signed waiver at number pick-up. Waivers can be obtained at  HYPERLINK "http://www.lwrun.org" www.lwrun.org



There may be set-up or schedule modifications as race day approaches. Check the website for updates


If you have questions, or if you would like information on becoming a USA Track & Field memberclub, pleasecontact HYPERLINK "mailto:office@usatfne.org" \h office@usatfne.orgCheck  HYPERLINK "http://www.usatfne.org/cross" \h www.usatfne.org/cross for more cross countryevents



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