Date(s) - 10/27/2018
Time: - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Asante Community Park
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The Arizona Youth Cross Country Championship serves elementary and middle school cross country teams as the ultimate race for youth in the state. We will be crowning the best teams and youth runners in Arizona. These races are open to 4th-8th grade runners.
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PAYMENT: New this year, we are using an online payment and registration process. If you are able to use a credit card to register, please use this site. If you will be paying via check, please email us and we can give you access to the registration site with the understanding that the check is being mailed (or has been mailed). Payment is due by Tuesday Oct. 23rd. If for some reason your payment has not arrived by Thursday YOU MUST bring cash or check with you to the meet on Saturday in order to pick up your packet. If you would like to check on your payment status please email us right away. Those of you who register as individuals you must pay online in advance.
LOCATION: The meet will be held at Asante Community Park in Surprise, AZ.
DIRECTIONS: Asante Community Park is located at N Pat Tillman Blvd, Surprise, AZ 85387. Take I-17 to the AZ-303 Loop. From the 303 continue on W Grand Ave. Take N 163rd Ave and N Pat Tillman Blvd to N 167th Ln in Surprise. Please give yourselves plenty of time to arrive. We recommend at least 2 hours before your race.
COURSE: The course is 3 kilometers long for each race. It is entirely grass, will be well-marked and will be nice and wide throughout.
TIMING/SCORING: Timing and scoring will be provided by our friends at Wingfoot Finish. LIVE results will be available immediately upon the conclusion of each race on live.wingfootfinish.com. Team scoring for each division will be traditional cross country style–top 5 athletes make up your score while your 6 and 7 runners count as “pushers.” Any ties will be broken by 6th runners.
CHAMPIONSHIP RACES: We have four Championship races; 4th-5th-6th grade Girls, 4th-5th-6th grade Boys, 7th-8th Girls and 7th-8th Boys. These races are highly competitive. The top 25 individuals in each race will receive a medal. 26th-50th in each race will receive a ribbon. The top four teams in each Division will receive a trophy.
OPEN RACE: For the 2nd year in a row, we are excited to be able to offer an Open Race at this year’s meet. The Open Race is for teams who want to bring a high number of athletes but for space reasons we only allow an A Team (7 runners) and a B team (7 runners) from any one school in the Championship divisions. So the Open Race is for anyone (4th-8th grade boys or girls) to get a chance to compete who otherwise wouldn’t be able to. It’s also a great option for kids who may not want the pressure of being in the Championship races. The Open Race is much more low key.
AWARDS CEREMONIES: New this year we will have two separate awards ceremonies. The first will take place at 2:40pm for the 4th-5th-6th Grade Championship Divisions (Boys and Girls). The second will take place at 4:05pm for the Open Race as well as the 7th-8th Grade Championship Divisions (Boys and Girls).
OFFICIAL MEET GEAR: Official meet shirts and hoodies will be available on-site near the concessions stand as well as online pre-ordering. Please encourage your youth runners and parents to pre-order their shirts/hoodies/official gear in advance of the meet to help ensure we don’t run out. There will be a little overflow of the shirts and hoddies, so if a parent/athlete doesn’t pre-order, be sure they swing by the booth when they first arrive as they will go FAST.
1:30pm – 4th/5th/6th Grade Girls Championship
2:00pm – 4th/5th/6th Grade Boys Championship
2:30pm – Open Race
2:40pm-AWARDS: 4th/5th/6th Grade
3:00pm – 7th/8th Grade Girls Championship
3:30pm – 7th/8th Grade Boys Championship
4:05pm-AWARDS: Open Race, 7th/8th Grade
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