Northwestern District 3A and 4A Cross Country Championships
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Teams (for 4A): Sherando, James Wood, Millbrook, John Handley, Kettle Run, Fauquier,
Culpeper County, and Liberty
Teams (for 3A): Manassas Park, Brentsville, George Mason, Central, Warren County, Skyline,
and William Monroe
Location: North Street Cross Country Course at Fairview Park in Woodstock (see attached directions)
Meet Director: Justin Broughman, Athletic Director at Central High School
Course Description and Spectator Viewing: The course has several locations for spectators to have prolonged views of runners (approximately one-half of the course is visible). Spectators and coaches may gather along the inside of the dog park fence by the finish line but may not gather on the opposite side of the fence, which is on the final straightaway approaching the finish line for the safety of the runners and for the integrity of the event.
The course is mostly level and has only gently rolling hills near the start and alongside I-81N. The starting line is between the Fairview Dog Park and the white farm house; the finish line is next to the dog park along North Street. Runners then run alongside wooded areas, corn fields, and soy bean fields for the bulk of the course. Attached is a course map.
Entries: Ten (10) entries per school. Please submit all entries by Thursday, October 24, 2019. Submit entries on MileStat at:
Scoring: Scoring will be based on the finishes of the top-5 runners on each team, with only the top-7 impacting scoring. Runners 8-10 will NOT displace the top-7 runners from opposing teams when calculating team scores.
Official Results: Will be posted to Milestat 1-2 hours after meet conclusion
Live Streaming Preliminary Overall Results (no team scores): https: www.5runnersracing.com
Schedule: We will run four races this year. There will be no JV or Developmental races. Below are the approximate start times for each race. Races will begin promptly five minutes following the preceding race:
1:00PM Course Open for Walk-Through
2:30PM Coachs Meeting by the white farm house
3:00PM 4A Boys Race
3:40PM (Approximate) 4A Girls Race
4:20PM (Approximate) 3A Boys Race
4:25PM (Approximate) 4A Awards Presentation
5:00PM (Approximate) 3A Girls
5:50PM (Approximate) 3A Awards Presentation
Awards (for 4A): Top-15 in each race receive medals. Awards will be presented next to the white farm house following the start of the 3A Boys race and will conclude prior to the start of the 3A Girls race.
Awards (for 3A): Top-15 in each race receive medals. Awards will be presented next to the white farm house approximately ten minutes following the conclusion of the 3A Girls race.
Advancement to Regionals (for 3A): The Class 3 schools will all be eligible to compete on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the North Street Course in the Region 3B Championship. There will be no advancement from the district championship.
Advancement to Regionals (for 4A): For the Class 4 schools, the top-4 schools will advance to the region championship. The top-15 individuals at the district championship, inclusive of team scoring/advancement, advance to the region championship.
Admission: Admission will be charged according to Northwestern District policy. The cost of admission will be $6.00. VHSL, VHSCA, VASSP, NASSP, VIAAA, and VHSL Principals Passes will be honored for the bearer only.
Timing System: Ed Schrank from 5Runners Racing will conduct chip timing for all four races. The chip collection table will be next to the white farm house near the awards table, where our invitational scorers table is typically located. Schools will be charged a $10.00 fee for each lost chip from your school.
Dressing/Restrooms: There are no changing facilities at the course. Please arrive in your uniform. There will be several portable toilets alongside the white farm house.
T-Shirts: T-Shirts will available for purchase from Valley Sports Connection.
Concessions: Snacks and drinks will available for purchase courtesy of the Central High School Athletic Booster Club.
Athletic Trainer: Our Athletic Trainer, Kenzie Fennell, will be on-site for the entirety of the event. If there are any concerns regarding the health of your student-athletes, please reach out to Kenzie before October 29th (email@example.com).
Spectator and Bus Parking: Ample parking is available for spectators. Parking is available for spectators in a grass lot at the entrance to the course, along two cul-de-sacs across the street from the course, and along Epard Lane, Kern Street, and Boyd Street next to the course. Staff will be available to help director spectators where to park.
Buses will unload runners at the course and back into designated parking areas across from fan parking at the entrance to the course. Staff will be available to help direct buses on where to park.
Directions to North Street Cross Country Course:
From I-81 South:
Take Exit 283 into the town of Woodstock. Turn right at the light as you exit I-81S. At the second stop light at the bottom of the hill by Sheetz, turn left onto Route 11 North. At the fourth light you come to in the town of Woodstock, turn left onto North Street. Proceed approximately 0.7 miles, and the course will be on the right side immediately before you pass over the bridge above the interstate and before you get to the Woodstock water tower. Bus parking will be next to the white farm house on the right.
From I-81 North:
Take Exit 291 at Toms Brook. Turn left off of the interstate. Continue approximately one mile and turn right onto Route 11 South. Pass through the towns of Toms Brook and Maurertown until you enter Woodstock (approximately 5 miles). As you enter the town of Woodstock, take a right at the first stoplight onto North Street. Proceed approximately 0.7 miles and the course will be on the right, immediately before you pass over the interstate and before the Woodstock water tower. Bus parking will be next to the white farm house on the right.
For GPS directions, Fairview Park in Woodstock will lead you closest to the course.
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