CANCELLED: Third Battle Invitatonal 2020

Winchester, VA
Hosted by Millbrook
Timing/Results Blue Ridge Timing

Meet Information

Due to ongoing circumstances with COVID-19 and the rescheduling of all VHSL sports and activities for the 2020-21 school year, the 2020 Third Battle Invitational has been cancelled.  We hope to host again in October of 2021.

11th Annual

Third Battle Invitational

New Registration Guidelines 2020:

At this time, registration is open only to public schools only.  Registration from now through July 31st is for public schools only due to the uncertainty of private school category designations.  Beginning in August, we will open registration to private schools depending on meet availability (capping at approximately 42 teams) and each school's athletic category designation.

Important Dates:
April 17 through July 31 or until capacity is reached-  Public School Registration
August 1 until capacity is reached- Continued Public School Registration & Start of Private School Registration
When we reach capacity, entries will close.
October 1- Entries for accepted teams reopens.  Please enter only those who will compete.
October 13 at 11:59PM-  Entries close for accepted teams and individuals.

Individual entrants into our varsity invitational races will be accepted through the registration deadline, even if the meet is full for teams. We are looking for boys who have run approximately 16:15 or faster, and girls who have run approximately 19:15 or faster this season. Contact us if you have an interested athlete who may qualify.

General Information

Held on the site of the Third Battle of Winchester with the cooperation of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, this meet offers some of the best competition in Virginia on a PR friendly 5,000m of grass, crushed stone, and dirt. The meet has already hosted two Foot Locker national champions, multiple state champions, Foot Locker finalists, NXN finalists, and hundreds of personal records, and the FASTEST 5K TIMES EVER RUN ON A COURSE IN VA(Drew Hunter's 14:20.8 and Weine Kelati's 16:29.0)!


For Information, contact:

Activities Director, Scott Mankins

Millbrook High School: 540-545-2800


8:00-9:00 AM Registration for Open Race Located at Finish

Packet/Chip Pick-Up

8:45 AM Coaches Meeting @ Finish Area or Online HERE (to be updated for 2020)

9:00 AM Open Race

9:45 AM Girls' JV Underclassmen(unlimited participants)

10:25 AM Boys' JV Underclassmen(unlimited participants)

11:05 AM Girls' JV Upperclassmen(unlimited participants)

11:45 PM Boys' JV Upperclassmen(unlimited participants)

12:25 PM Girls' Varsity (7 participants)

1:05 PM Boys' Varsity (7 participants)

2:00 Awards (Individual & Team)

Cost: $300 per school

School Payments can be made payable to Millbrook HS

Payments can be sent to:

Scott Mankins, CSA

Millbrook HS

251 First Woods Drive

Winchester, VA. 22603

Open Race:

$10 per individual in the Open Race and for accepted individuals in the varsity races, payable on the day of the race. Sign-up for the open race is located at the finish line in the middle field.  Online Registration may become available at a later date.

We have added an open race division on milestat for registration of full teams in the open race. Please only register those who intend to compete on race day. Cost is $10 per individual even for large groups. Individual male/female winners of the open race will receive a complimentary t-shirt or sweatshirt from the meet.

Course Description:

Fast, meticulously measured 5,000m course on the historic Third Battle of Winchester battlefield, located adjacent to Millbrook High School's campus. The course will run on a variety of surfaces including grass, dirt, crushed stone, and some small gravel. The course consists of mostly flat land and small rolling hills. The course runs through cut grass and wide public walking paths, and a beautiful wooded first mile. Racing flats or rubber-soled XC spikes are best suited for this course. We do not recommend plastic-plate track spikes due to occasional loose gravel.

Timing: Blue Ridge Timing

Course Picture

Team Entry Process: Online via

Entries are DUE BY TUESDAY, 10/13/19 at 11:59pm.

Varsity races area limited to only 7 runners. Unlimited JV runners in each race. Please enter only those who truly intend to compete.  


-Top 20 Varsity runners receive custom medals.

-Top 3 teams receive engraved wooden plaques cut from trees in the battlefield. Take a piece of the battlefield home with you if your team is top three. First place girl and boy will also receive wooded plaques in addition to their medals.

New medal design!   
Continuing the theme of our previous design, the new design keeps history in mind.  Cast in the shape of a Civil War "Minie ball" bullet, used extensively throughout the war, the medal features a male and female runner in front of the signature wooded backdrop of Third Battle's First Woods area.  

T-Shirts & Sweatshirts
: Will be made on site by American Screen Printing. Pricing TBD.

Concession: We will have a greater variety of concessions this year:

  • Morning concessions will offer coffee, hot chocolate, and Bojangles sausage biscuits for breakfast.
  • Lunch and afternoon concessions will include Subway Veggie 6" subs, Pulled Pork BBQ, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, and assorted healthy and sweet snacks.

Spectator Parking : Located at Millbrook High School. Parking is approximately 1000m (.62 miles) from the starting line.


Spectator Fee/Donation: We do not charge spectators, but kindly ask for a donation for the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation(SVBF). Last year, spectator donations to the SVBF totaled exactly$7,023.53.Suggested donation is $5.

Team Drop-Off: At Millbrook High School only. We can provide transportation for tents and water for teams.

Boys Course Records(Individuals listed once):

1. 14:20.8 Andrew Hunter Loudoun Valley 2015

2. 14:59.6 Sam Affolder Loudoun Valley 2018

3. 15:11.2 Dalton Hengst McDonogh School 2016

4. 15:15.8 Peter Morris Loudoun Valley 2016

5. 15:20.2 Karl Thiessen Abingdon 2016

6. 15:16.2 Jacob Hunter Loudoun Valley 2018

7. 15:17.30 Rylan Pettit Woodgrove 2019

8. 15:21.1 Colton Bogucki Loudoun Valley 2016

9. 15:22.1 Philip Lambert Stafford 2017

10. 15:24.2  Owen Johnson Calvert Hall 2019

11. 15:24.9 Connor Wells Loudoun Valley 2018

12. 15:27.1 Tyler Cox-Philyaw Millbrook 2015

13. 15:30.6 Ryan McGorty Chantilly 2014

14. 15:30.7 Kellen Hasle Loudoun Valley 2018

15.  15:32.5  Sean Stuck  West Springfield 2019

16. 15:33.5 Nick Causey Osbourn Park 2013

17. 15:34.2 Alec Schrank Millbrook 2016

18. 15:34.4 Tristan Colaizzi Georgetown Day School 2015

19. 15:35.0 Hale Ross Potomac School 2013

20. 15:37.2 Ryan Lockett Poolsville 2017

Girls Course Records(Individuals listed once):

1. 16:29.0 Weini Kelati Heritage 2015

2. 17:10.4 Caroline Alcorta West Springfield 2013

3.  17:12.6  Bethany Graham John Champe 2019

4. 17:27.8 Heather Holt George C. Marshall 2016

5. 17:36.7 Rachel McArthur Patriot 2015

6. 17:45.5 Ava Hassebrock Tuscarora 2018

7. 17:54.3 Ciara Donohue Loudoun Valley 2014

8. 17:56.4 Emma Wolcott Tuscarora 2017

9. 17:59.0 Crystal Nelson Millbrook 2011

10.  18:06.9  Ellie Desmond  Broad Run 2019

11. 18:08.1 Elise Abbe Loudoun Valley 2018

12. 18:15.9 Ricky Fetterolf Loudoun Valley 2018

13. 18:16.2 Hannah Lipps Hampshire 2017

14. 18:19.0 Amber Hawkins James Wood 2012

15. 18:20.2 Kira Freedman Grafton 2017

16. 18:20.7 Natalie Bardach George C. Marshall 2018

17. 18:20.9 Georgie Mackenzie Heritage 2015

18. 18:21.7 Nandini Satsangi Poolsville 2017

19. 18:22.0 Olivia Beckner South Lakes 2016

20. 18:23.1 Danielle Bartholomew Osbourn Park 2015

Registration help: