Meet Information

5th Chesapeake Bay Middle School

Cross-Country Invitational

Welcome to the website for the 5th Chesapeake Bay Middle School Cross-Country Invitational Meet that is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019.  All middle school runners from public, private, parochial, and homeschools, in grades 5-8, are welcome to participate.   Club teams are also welcome.  Please review the website for all meet information and registration deadlines.

CB2Chesapeake Bay Cross Country Runners on Hill

LOCATION:  Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland

INTENT TO ENTER

If you think your school will participate at this meet, please click INTENT TO ENTER to help our staff plan accordingly.

RULES

This event is sanctioned by USA Track and Field. Where applicable, USATF competition rules will be in effect.

ELIGIBILITY

To maintain the integrity of this event, the following eligibility rules will be in effect.

  • This meet is open to all middle school runners in grades 5-8 who attend public, parochial, private, charter schools, and home schools.  Club teams are welcome to participate.
  • A school does not need to have a formal cross-country program to participate.
  • Any runner entered on a school’s roster for this meet must be an eligible team member of the school.
  • Every runner will need a signed waiver submitted by the coach the day of the meet.
  • Every runner must wear the running bib assigned.
SCHEDULE

No race will start before the listed time unless inclement weather forces a delay.

Event 1 11:00 – Girls Race(5 runners needed to get a team score)
Event 2 11:30 – Boys Race(5 runners needed to get a team score)

AWARDS

The first girl and boy will receive a trophy.  The next 14 finishers will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.

Team Trophies

A first place trophy and a runner up trophy will be presented at the conclusion of the meet.

FOOTWEAR

Non-spiked shoes are required since there is some pavement on the course.

COURSE

Runners will run a total distance of 1.6 miles.  The course will not be marked until the morning of the meet.

MAP

A map will be posted on this site by late September.

TEAM TENTS

Teams may set up a tent in the designated area.

T-SHIRTS

T-shirts will be sold for $15.00.

ENTRY PROCESS

The entry fee is $8.00 for each team athlete.   The entry fee for an individual is $15.00.

Coaches must email a team roster to the Meet Director by Friday, October 11, 2019.    The roster must be an Excel spreadsheet using the following format:  Column 1 – First Name, Column 2 – Last Name, Column 3 – School, Column 4 – Grade, Column 5 – Gender.

A check or school purchase order must be received(msmeetdirector@gmail.com) by Tuesday, October 15, 2019.    If a payment or a purchase order is not received by that date, your team will not participate.  No exceptions will be made.    There are no refunds(unless the meet is canceled) – this is an entry fee, not a participation fee.

Payment Address:  Northeast Middle School Meets, 4 Parsons Road, Hubbardston, MA 01452

WAIVER / RELEASE

Each competitor MUST have his/her waiver signed.

Coaches must submit waivers when picking up the team packet on meet day.

PARKING

ONLY USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS
Please follow directions of the police and parking monitors.

DOGS

Absolutely no dogs will be allowed at the race site.
Individuals with dogs will be asked to immediately leave the facility by the staff. Please respect this request.

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are bathrooms on site. Please do not “use” the woods. There is no dressing area/lockers. Come ready to run.

TRASH – IF YOU CARRY IT IN, PLEASE CARRY IT OUT!

WEATHER ISSUES

Heavy rains may cause a delay to the meet schedule.    In the event of torrential rains, the meet will be postponed to Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Check the meet website for any weather statements.

CONTACT INFO

Email any meet questions to the Meet Director at msmeetdirector@gmail.com

USATF MEMBERSHIP

If you would like information on becoming a USA Track & Field member, go to
www.usatf.org