The Pole Green Invitational Presented by Fleet Feet 2021

Mechanicsville, VA
Hosted by Hanover

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

Welcome to The Pole Green Invitational

Presented by Fleet Feet

Site: Pole Green Park (Lower Championship Course)

Title Sponsor: Fleet Feet

We are pleased to announce that Fleet Feet of Richmond will be the title sponsor of the event. Fleet Feet will be on-site with a full setup providing run gait analysis, shoe fitting, sales, and more. Fleet Feet will also be providing the awards. There will also be a host of other vendors on-site.

Purpose: This event is a fundraiser for Hanover High School Track and XC Teams. 100% of proceeds go directly to the support of the team. We thank you in advance!

Awards: The Top 3 individuals of the high school and middle school races will be awarded a package provided by Fleet Feet. Packages will contain running shoes or spikes, fitness equipment (Roll Recovery, Stick, etc.), and custom t-shirts. We are currently working on the exact details but suffice to say, the top 3 individuals will receive something nicer than a medal!

The top team in each division will be awarded a custom engraved plaque.

The top 6 Elementary school runners will be awarded a medal.

Top 3 runners of each race will be interviewed post-race and posted on!

Entertainment: We will have music provided throughout the day.


7:15 am - Course Opens

7:30 am - Packet Pick-Up

7:45 am - Coaches Meeting For Morning Races

8:00 am Elementary School Championship 1K Race

8:20 am Girls Middle School Championship 4K Race

8:40 am Boys Middle School Championship 4K Race

9:00 am - Girls Race of Champions 5K

9:30 am - Boys Race of Champions 5K

10:00 am - Girls JV ROC 5K

10:30 am - Boys JV ROC 5K

11:30 am - Girls Emerging Elite 5K

1:00 pm - Boys Emerging Elite 5K

1:30 pm - Girls JV EE Race

2:00 pm - Boys JV EE Race

3:00 pm - Community 5K (Details on how to sign up will follow at a later date)


Race of Champions (Girls/Boys) - Top 30 Ranked Teams

Emerging Elite (Girls/Boys) - Next 30 Ranked Teams

Junior Varsity (Girls/Boys) - 2 races per gender

Middle School (Girls/Boys)

Elementary School (Girls/Boys)

NOTE: Top 30 ranked teams (field of 240 runners) chosen based on meet management's discretion will be placed in Race of Champions division races. The next top 30 (field of 240 runners) ranked teams will be placed in the Emerging Elite division races. Select top-ranked individuals may also be placed in the Race of Champions race without their team who were not selected for the ROC race. A list of teams in each division and JV division will be posted on on Wednesday, September 8th.

School Limits: Meet will be limited to the first 120 high schools. We expect this meet to fill up fast!

Home-Schooled Athletes: Since this meet is sanctioned beyond Virginia borders for other states, no home-schooled athletes or home-school teams can compete in the high school sanctioned races of the meet. However, such athletes can run in the Community 5K race or younger athletes can also race in the middle school division which sanction regulations do not apply to.

Individual Entries: High school coaches may enter individuals instead of their full squad into this event. Only high school coaches and no athlete or parent can enter an individual athlete into the meet to compete. Girls individuals with 5K best times under 20 minutes may run in the ROC race, while girls individuals with 5K PR's over 20 minutes may run in the EE race. Boys individuals with 5K best times under 17 minutes may run in the ROC, while boys individuals with 5K PR's over 17 minutes may run in the EE race

Race Limitations: 8 runners per team in each varsity race to allow teams to evaluate their top 7 lineups. Unlimited runners per team in JV, middle, and elementary school races

Entry Fees:

High School Division - $10 per runner entered. $350 max per school.

Middle School Division - $10 per runner entered. $150 max per school.

Elementary School Division - $8 per runner entered. $150 max per school.



Mail payment to:

Tim Crytser

11119 Fox Hound Ct

Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Registration:  Entries for all divisions will be done online through entry system.

Host School: Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, VA

Sanction: Sanctioned by the VHSL for in-state schools and NFHS for Kentucky, Maryland (Private Schools Only), North Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington D.C. Please contact the meet director as soon as possible if you are interested in attending from any other state.

Course Description: 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 Deadline: September 10, 2021

Concessions: Food trucks will be available!

T-Shirts: Short and long sleeve T-shirts will be for sale during the meet.


Any problems or questions contact

Tim Crytser Meet Director


Cell number 407-748-4663