XC BORDER WAR 3
November 15, 2008 - Smokey Glen Farm - Gaithersburg MD
Bethesda, MD— The unique cross country team event pitting two states separated by the Potomac River returns for its 3rd running on November 15, 2008. The site and course remains at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg Maryland. What makes the BATTLE OF THE POTOMAC Cross Country Championship special? It could be the dual starting lines that are separated by 50-60 meters, or the double loop course that includes a run through a Christmas Tree farm and across a covered bridge; or it might be the barbecue chicken dinner that caps the day’s races. “It’s all about camaraderie for kids who battled each other during the season”, says Executive Director Dave Watt of the nonprofit American Running Association.
The 3rd edition of the “Battle of the Potomac” or its nickname, XC BORDER WAR 3, brings a few changes to streamline the registration process and maintain compliance with state high school athletic regulatio ns. “We are following the lead of post-season events like the Footlocker Cross Country Championships and going “green” with online registration”, added Watt. All runners may register in either the SEEDED or OPEN 5K events. The SEEDED 5K is geared for the high caliber varsity runners while the OPEN race is intended for other varsity and JV runners. Top athletes will be invited to register into the SEEDED races and will receive front row slots on the starting line.
Maryland Boys & Virginia Girls set to defend POTOMAC XC CUPS
Registration streamlined and tied to Champion Chip timing
*Coaches or parents who want to register 5 or more competitors, contact Dave Watt for an offline discount registration entry form OR.. Go to RUNNER'S HIGH and select your runner(s) name(s) if you raced at either the OATLANDS, MAYMONT or GLORY DAYS Invitational.
BATTLE XC 3 Amenities
Race details and rules: Champion Chip timing for all runners. The course is a double loop 5K. There is one significant hill and the terrain is mostly cut grass. Runners may wear spikes. All registered runners must wear the VA or MD Battle of the Potomac t-shirt or singlet. USA Track & Field rules are in effect.