Pole Green Lower Course 5K 2020

Mechanicsville, VA

Meet Information

UPDATE (9/18/20)

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Pole Green Lower Course 5K presented by Hanover Elite XC Club

This event will be run on the Pole Green Lower 5K course. Due to Covid-19 state mandated social distancing restrictions, space is extremely limited. Per state mandate, we are limited to 250 people at the event. For this reason, each race will be 1.5 hour apart and participants are required to leave after their race.

VERY IMPORTANT.....SPECTATOR LIMITS

Pole Green Park will strictly enforce the 250 person limit for our event. If you are a coach, please impress upon your athletes and parents that this race is a VERY special circumstance and we simply cannot have many spectators. For this reason we ask that each athlete only bring 1 parent for spectating. As race director, I cannot overstate the importance of keeping our numbers small. More detailed information will follow once athletes register.

We will be following the Hanover County Parks and Recreation Phase 3 athletic field use protocol. To ensure the safety of our athletes, coaches, staff and spectators face coverings will be required at all times. Athletes can remove masks during warm up, racing, and cool down.

--> physical distancing for all players, coaches and spectators (outside of family units) on and off the course

--> At packet pickup, all athletes and coaches are required to fill out a 4 question Corona virus questionnaire

--> This is a private event therefore FACE COVERINGS WILL BE WORN AT ALL TIMES for NON ATHLETES

PLEASE DO NOT RISK THE HEALTH OF OUR RUNNERS

IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO CORONA VIRUS....

PLEASE.....STAY HOME!!!!!

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO FOLLOW THE SOCIAL DISTANCING

AND FACE COVERINGS RULES....

PLEASE.....STAY HOME!!!!!

Eligibility:

Open to club teams and unattached runners.

You CANNOT compete for your high school team.

Only high school age runners (grades 9-12) may participate.

Schedule: (UPDATED 8/31)

6:30AM- Course opens; packet pickup

8:00AM- Championship Girls 5k (50 runner limit)

9:30AM- Championship Boys 5K (50 runner limit)

11:00AM- Open Girls A 5K (50 runner limit)

12:30PM- Open Boys A 5K (50 runner limit)

2:00PM- Open Girls B 5K (50 runner limit)

3:30PM- Open Boys B 5K (50 runner limit)

Registration:

Registration for this event will be done online through Milestat.com entry system.

Runners will be placed in either the Champions race or the open race based on 5K PR time. Meet management will place runners depending on sign up.

The only guaranteed spots are the top 25 ranked boys and girls. All other runners will be placed based on seed times. Once all spots are filled, registration will be closed.

The top 25 ranked male and female VA athletes will be guaranteed a spot in the champions race. Ranking based on Milestat 2019 "returners" data.

Girl's Ranking

Boy's Ranking

Entries close once the meet is full or September 15, 2020 11:59pm

About the Course:

Home of the 2008 USATF Junior Olympic XC National Championships, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018 Atlantic 10 Championships, the RVA Relays and the MILESTAT.COM XC Invitational. We will be using the same championship course to be used in the 2020 Class 4 & 5 Region B Championships. The course is rolling terrain with mostly grass and rock/mulch trail. Every mile is clearly marked as well as every 1000 meters. The course is set-up to be spectator friendly with a signature hill which always provides a nice challenge.

Entry Fee:

Club Teams ---> $15.00/athlete (unlimited entries)

Individuals/unattached athletes ---> $15.00

Due to the small size of the event, there are NO team discounts.

Payment:

Cash or Check only. No Credit cards will be accepted.

Make Checks Payable to: Tim Crytser

Mail payment to:

Tim Crytser

11119 Fox Hound Ct

Mechanicsville, VA 23116

*** Payment can be made on race day however you WILL NOT run if payment is not made before the race. ***

Scoring:

Teams will NOT be scored for this event.

Awards:

Top three runners in each of the 4 races will receive a medal.

Concessions:

There will be NO concessions offered.

Sanctioning:

There is no sanctioning for this event.

Contact:

Any problems or questions contact

Tim Crytser (Meet Director)

Email: timcrytser@gmail.com

Cell number: 407-748-4663

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