Big Cat Invitational 2015

Williamsburg, VA
Hosted by Bruton

Meet Information

Big Cat Invitational, Saturday, October 10th

Registration closed Saturday, October 3rd at 11:59PM

Course Map can be found here:!big-cat-/c16t1

Welcome to the 2015 Big Cat Invite! This race is now open to public, private, middles school, elementary school, and the general public with separate races sanctioned by VHSL and USATF. Please come out and join us at a great Venue in New Quarter Park in Williamsburg, VA.

We now have 25 teams entered and I am closing the meet for additional teams. To update entries you will now need a password to upload your entries. If you have any issues with entries please contact me via email at

Due to limited space of the park. We will be limiting the meet to 25 teams!!!

After 25 teams have signed up and paid I will be closing the meet.

When entering your entries into the different races please make sure to assign your athletes to the division they are going to run in. Varsity A, Varsity B, Boys and Girls (Up to 10 per Varsity race) Middle School and Elementary School races unlimited. JV Boys and Girls race unlimited.

On race day you will need your athletes to run in the races you assigned on milestat and this will be noted on the bib numbers you receive on race day. There will be no substitutions or additions on race day so please make sure entries are accurate when registration closes on October 3rd.

This year we will host an elementary run as well as an open 5k for adults. We are happy to announce Colonial Sports of Williamsburg, VA will be timing our meet using the Jaguar Chip timing system!

We will also be having a DJ this year with music during races.

Official Entry form for Open athletes, Club HS, Club MS, and elementary school athletes can be found at this link:!big-cat-/c16t1

Big Cat Invitational, Saturday, October 10th
Time Schedule

Open Race - Men/Women, Club HS Boys and Girls 5K 8:30 AMUSATF Sanctioned

VVarsity Races HS and JV Races are all VHSL Sanctioned for VA schools only
-Varsity Limit per race is 10 athletes per team

Varsity Boys A Race...9:30 am (VHSL Sanctioned)
Varsity Girls A Race...10:00 (VHSL Sanctioned)
Varsity Boys B Race....10:35 (VHSL Sanctioned)
Varsity Girls B Race....11:05 (VHSL Sanctioned)

Middle School Boys and Girls race 11:40 (2.5km MS only 6th-8 grade) (unlimited entry)

Elementary School Race 12:00 (2.5km) (ES only 2nd-5th)

JV Boys race 12:20 (unlimited entry) (8th grade and up) VHSL Sanctioned

JV Girls race 12:50 am (unlimited entry)(8th grade and up) VHSL Sanctioned

The 5000M course is located at New Quarter Park in Williamsburg, VA
The course is 95% on grass and 5% on dirt/gravel, 1/4 inch spikes are recommended.
The 5K is a double loop all grass course.
The 2.5K are 1 loop grass courses.
High School and Middle School races are entered by schools only at
Open and Elementary races can be entered by mail and must arrive to Bruton High School by Friday, October 3rd. There is no race day registration.

Inclement Weather Instructions: If we do have inclement weather athletes will be directed to the Large A - Frame Pavilions near the playground. Follow signs towards the camp fire circle. Coaches will call buses from Queens Lake Middle School and students will board buses when they arrive (about a 5 minute drive) to wait for any thunder storms to pass. We plan on having the meet rain or shine!

Athlete Drop off, Bus Parking and Spectator Parking:

All athletes will be dropped off at the main parking lot in New Quarter Park. All buses will then park at Queens Lake Middle School.

If you are a coach driving the team to the meet please let me know in advance and you may park in the parking lot for spectators. ALL other buses need to park at Queens Lake Middle School which is a five minute drive. There are no exceptions - parking is limited at New Quarter Park and I need all buses to park at Queens Lake Middle School except for special situations.

Coaches please do not set up any tents on the basketball courts. This area is to be kept clear for other people using the park.

Tents may be set up near the softball field or on the disc golf course. Please remember to keep the tents away from the course to allow plenty of space for spectators to view the races. KEEP THE BASKETBALL AREA CLEAR OF ATHLETES AND TENTS.

Directions to Queens Lake Middle School: Depart the park on Lakes head Drive and when it dead ends into West Queen Drive take a Right and Queens Lake Middle School is about 400 meters up on the left.

. When Spectators drive in they will be directed to Park in the gravel parking lot. Handicap parking or parking for anyone who has difficulty with walking may park at the main parking lot in New Quarter Park.

Race Packet Pick up: Race packets may be picked up after 7:00AM near the starting line. Your packet will include all bib numbers and pins.

Race Fee:
Prior to race day unless prearranged with meet director.

Course Map: See below

Trainer: Trainer will be located near the finish line. If you have a medical emergency on your team please call 911 and then the Meet Director Mark Tompkins at 757 784-2281.

Water: Water will be available for athletes after exiting the finish line chute. Water bottles will also be sold in the basketball court area.

Fine Designs will be selling t-shirts at our meet.

Timing: Colonial Sports will post a preliminary race report after each race. Complete final version of race results will be posted approx. 2-3 hours after the meet on milestat.

Restrooms: There will be 4 porta-potties near the starting line for athletes and spectators. There are two additional bathrooms located behind the basketball courts which are for handicap or park patrons. Athletes please use the porta-potties.

Awards: Top 2 teams in the Varsity Divisions races will receive plaques. Medals will be handed out as athletes finish.

Middle School Race Top 10 boys and girls -medals
Varsity Boys and Girls race Top 15 athletes medals
Open Race Top 5 Boys and Girls HS Finisher medals
Elementary Race - Ribbons for all finishers

From Interstate 64: Take exit 242B (Yorktown Colonial Parkway Water Country USA) to Rt. 199. Stay on Rt. 199 until the Colonial Parkway intersection. Enter Colonial Parkway towards Williamsburg (west). Exit the Colonial Parkway at the Queens Lake intersection. Turn right onto West Queens Drive for about 200 feet. Make an immediate left-hand turn onto Lakeshead Drive (the first street on the left) and follow this road until you reach the park entrance.
From Route 143: At the Rt. 143. Penniman Road traffic light (coming from Newport News), turn right onto Penniman Road (Magruder Elementary School is on the corner). Turn left onto Hubbard Lane (the first street on your left). After you go under the overpass, make an immediate right-hand turn onto Lakeshead Drive and follow this road until you reach the park entrance.
Any questions on race day or prior to race day please feel free to call me at (757) 784-2281 or email me any questions at

Mark Tompkins
Meet Director Big Cat Invitational

Official Entry form for Open athletes, Club HS, Club MS, and elementary school athletes can be found at this link:

Accepts Clubs yes - (Limit to Open race and Middle School
and Elementary race due to sanctioning)
Accepts Individuals yes (Open race only and Middle School and Elementary school race)
Meet Fees (Subject to change)
$15.00 Open Race Individuals
$6.00 Middle School race - per athlete
$6.00 Elementary School - race per athlete

All High School athletes, individuals and public and Private Schools: $7.00 dollars per athlete
Payments - Must be mailed. No race day checks or
registration checks accepted. Max per school is $450.00.

Mail all High School Team checks and all entry forms for Open, HS, Club, and elementary race checks to the address below:

Mail to:
Att: Head XC Coach Mark Tompkins
Bruton High School
185 East Rochambeau Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

**Public and Private Middle and High Schools just mail a team check. All registration for Public and Private schools must be done through**

**Open race, club HS athletes, and club Middle School and Elementary School athletes must send in either an entry form and individual check or a club check and individual entry forms for each athlete entered. They must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if under the age of 18.**

All public and private schools make checks payable to Bruton High School

For individuals, club teams or general public make checks payable to: Greater Williamsburg Distance Running Club.

Course Map can be found here:!big-cat-/c16t1