Maymont X-Country Festival 2010

Richmond, VA

Meet Information

September 24-25, 2010

High School Team Information

Its easy to bring your entire team to compete in the Maymont X-Country Festival!

Each race you enter costs $50. Varsity races are limited to seven runners per team, but JV and Freshman races have no limit. So if you enter a boys varsity team of 7 and had a boys JV team of 50you would pay $50 for each event entered for a total of $100. (Only the top 7 boys in the JV race from each race would be scored). The Maymont X-Country Festival is an affordable way to provide your entire team with major meet experience!

NEW this year, teams that sign up before September 1 are eligible for discounted tickets to one of the best amusement parks on the east coast, Kings Dominion. With over 15 thrill rides, a trip to Kings Dominion is a great way to complete your team's fun-filled weekend. Tickets are $30 each and can be used either Saturday, September 25 or Sunday, September 26. E-mail for more information.

What's so special about the Maymont X-Country Festival?

Take a look for yourself:

Event Description
A premier cross country meet for High School Teams.

Date and Time
Saturday, September 25, 2010
For a race schedule, click here.

High School Boys & Girls 5k

Entry Fees

Varsity Teams (limited to 7 runners) - $50 per team

JV Teams (unlimited no. of runners, only top 7 scored) - $50 per team

Freshman Teams (unlimited no. of runners, only top 7 scored) - $50 per team

If paying for your team(s) by check, please make payable to: "Sports Backers"

To Register from July 1 through September 5

* High School Teams can register using our online system (beginning July 1).
(Have questions about the online registration process? Visit the FAQ page.)
* Checks for the amount you owe (based on the fees listed above) can be made payable and mailed to:
Sports Backers
100 Avenue of Champions, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23230

* Payment must be received by September 15.

Important Information

* Once received, entry fees are non-refundable. Any scratches made after payment has been submitted will not result in any refunds.
* All NFHS competition and sanctioning rules are in effect.
* Placement of teams in divisions will be the responsibility of the Maymont Festival and placements will be final.
* Entries will be accepted online during the entry window of July 1 through September 5th at Midnight. All fees are due by September 14, 2010.
* All division assignments will be listed at and at 12:00 noon on September 17, 2010.
* For general information contact
* For Invitational information contact
* The High School event is sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Sanctioning is being requested for Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Washington D.C., North Carolina and West Virginia.

Race Timing
The Maymont X-Country Festival high school meet is chip timed. Coaches will receive their team's timing chips when they pick up their team packets on race weekend.

Course Map/Directions
High School Teams Interested in Previewing and Pre-running the 5k Course:
The Course will be open and available to run on Friday Sept. 24th, 2010 from 2 5 p.m. Due to the races Friday evening (Elementary school Boys & Girls 1 mile and the Open 5k), the course will not be available after 5 p.m. We will also allow Teams to set-up tents at this time.

For a Maymont X-Country Festival course map, click here.
For directions to Maymont, click here.

The following hotels are offering special rates for participating schools and individuals:

Days Inn West Broad
2100 Dickens Road
Richmond, VA 23230

Comfort Inn Conference Center
3200 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Holiday Inn Central
3207 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
Breakfast Packages available
Free Shuttle Service to Maymont if needed

To take advantage of these rates, please visit and click on ""Request Rooms" or call 1-800-374-9310.

High School Team Awards will be presented to each member of the top 3 teams in each division. Individual awards will be presented to the top 15 finishers in each Team race.

Packet Pick Up
Packet pick up will be available at Maymont near the Hampton Street entrance on Friday, September 24 from 3 to 6 pm and on Saturday, September 25 from 6 am to Noon. After 12:00 noon, any team packet not picked up will disqualify that school from competition.

Lining up at the Start
All participants are responsible for being at the start of their race on time and should plan on being at the start line 10 minutes early. Please pay close attention to your designated start time and check back the week of the event to confirm the final schedule. If you miss your start time, you will not be allowed to race in another time slot.

Results will be posted on site at Maymont. In addition, they will be posted at and each evening after the conclusion of that day's events.

Event Merchandise
Maymont X-Country Festival event merchandise will be available on Saturday, September 25 at the event, as well as online.

Course Entertainment/Fan Support
Please encourage your family and friends to come out and cheer for you during the race. While there they can check out the many great features of Maymont.

Volunteers are the core of any successful event. We will need many volunteers to make this event a winning tradition! Please visit our volunteer website or call us at 804-285-9495.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?
Please email Jeff Fitch ( or call the Sports Backers office at 804-285-9495.

Race Photos
Brightroom Photography will be on-site for Saturday's races and photographing all event participants. Visit their website the week after the event to look for your photo.

Got an interesting or inspiring story?
We're always looking for good stories on how people came to train for or run in the Maymont X-Country Festival. If you've got one, or know someone with an interesting story to tell, email us.

For additional information, please call the Sports Backers at 804-285-9495 or email us.