Blacksburg Relays - September 21st, 2019
Try something a little different with a 2k race instead of a 5K in the heat of September in this exciting and fun format. Each runner will compete on the 2k course on a relay that your kids will be talking about all year.
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Bus parking and school vehicles will be in the bus lot next to the HS at no charge.
Spectator parking will be in the student parking lot - $5.00 per vehicle.
The Blacksburg XC Course is 100% all grass with rolling hills and is very scenic. The course is spectator friendly and is considered a championship collegiate course. The course is located behind the Blacksburg High School and has plenty of parking and restroom facilities.The course will have obstacles similar to a European cross country course. Nothing hard but something they kids will be excited about.
The course has been the host of the 2014, 2015 Conference 32 Championships, the 2014, 2015 3A West Regional Championships, the 2018 4A Region D Championships, as well as the Metro XC Championships since 2014.
The relay has five people. Each leg runs 2 kilometers for a total relay distance of 10k.
Each runner's splits will be taken. You will have a team time and 2k times for each of your athletes.
Your first relay team is Team A.
Your second relay team is Team B.
You can have as many teams as you need. So your 10th team would be your J team. Any athletes you have that can't be on a relay can run the high school open race (11:00am).
Entry Deadline is Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:59pm.
8:00am-11:00am: Packet pick-up
8:20am: Girls Middle School 2k non-relay race (6th, 7th, 8th)
8:40am: Boys Middle School 2k non-relay race (6th, 7th, 8th)
9:00am: Girls Relay Championship Start
10:00am: Boys Relay Championship Start
11:00am: High School 2k race for non-relay members
11:30am: Open Community 2k Race (Coaches Free) $10.00 for everyone else!
Awards will follow after each race
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING
The top five relay teams for each gender.
The top ten boys 2k splits and top ten girls 2k splits from the Relay Championships.
The top three boys and girls in the HS Open Race.
The top three boys and girls for each grade in the MS Open Race.
Any relay teams that come within 5 minutes of the US High School, NCAA, American, or World 10k Records will receive special awards as a bonus!
US High School Records - Boys = Rudy Chapa 28:32.7 / Girls = Mary Shea 32:52.5
NCAA Records - Mens = Sam Chelanga 27:08.49 / Womens = Lisa Uhl 31:18.07
American Records - Mens = Galen Rupp 26:44.36 / Womens = Molly Huddle 30:13.17
World Records - Mens = Kenenisa Bekele 26:17.53 / Womens = Almaz Ayana 29:17.45
$30 per relay team - unlimited number of relay teams
$10.00 per individual if less than five runners for open races - each gender
$200.00 max per high school
Middle school - $10.00 per runner up to $70.00 max
Open: $10.00 but free for coaches
ENTRY FEE EXAMPLES
(a) You enter 2 boys relay teams, 3 girls relay teams, and you have 3 boys and 4 girls who cannot form a relay team. 5 relay teams is $150, 3 open boys is $30, 4 open girls is $40. That comes to $220, but you pay $200 due to the entry fee cap.
(b) You enter 1 boys relay team, 1 girls relay team, 3 open boys, 1 open girl, and 15 middle school boys and 5 middle school girls. 2 relay teams is $60, 3 open boys is $30, 1 open girl is $10. That comes to $100 for the high schoolers. You have 15 boys and 5 girls for middle school which comes to $200, but you pay $70 due to the entry fee cap. If you're paying for High School and Middle School together, that would come to $170.
Please mail check to: Blacksburg H.S., ATTN: Brandon Bear, 3401 Bruin Lane, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Please make check out to "Blacksburg High School" with "XC Relays" in the memo. You may also bring the check with you to the meet.
High School Registration: Online registration will be throughwww.milestat.com.Information for registering online can be found atva.milesplit.com/pages/Online_Meet_Reg_Instructions
To save a tremendous amount of hassle for the timing crew the day of the race, please email your relay teams (in order) to Brandon Bear at email@example.com. If you have any changes the day of the meet, let us know as soon as you can so we can make the switch before the Relay races start.
Middle School Registration: Register online at Milestat.com (see high school registration, this method is highly preferable) or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the grade, gender, school and name of your athletes by the entry deadline.
Open Registration: Register at Packet Pick-up from 8am to 11:00am. Race starts at 11:30am. $10.00
Results: Will be posted on the results board by the finish line. Results will be sent to Milestat.com.
Shirts: Terrific, short sleeve shirts will be available for $15.00
Concessions will be available near the Start/Finish area.
Changing/ shower facilities: Our football half time building that is on sight is available for changing and showers. If you would like the use of this facility you must request it with us by email. E-mail: email@example.com
Athletic Trainer: We will have an athletic trainer on site for limited assistance.
Water/Gatorade: Coolers and cups of both will be at the start and finish.
QUESTIONS: Please contact Brandon Bear at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-309-9567
Hotels: Please seewww.hokiesports.com/travel/hotels.htmlfor all hotels in area.
Hawthorn Suites (two miles from course)1020 Plantation Road Blacksburg, VA 24060(540)552-5636
Hilton Garden Inn (two miles from course)900 Plantation Rd Blacksburg, VA 24060(540) 552-5005
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center (2.5 miles from course)901 Price's Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24061(540)231-8000
Hyatt Place Blacksburg University (2.5 miles from course)650 University City Blvd Blacksburg, VA 24060(540)552-7500
Comfort Inn (4.8 miles from course)3705 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060(540)951-1500
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