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2013 Essex Cross-Country Running Invitational
Catamount Outdoor Center

Sponsored by: SKIRACK
Saturday, September 7 , 2013

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Welcome to the 37th annual Essex Invitational.  This year the meet will again be held at the beautiful Catamount Outdoor Family Center in Williston, VT.  The invitational hosts seven races, including a citizens race, two junior varsity, and four varsity.  Teams come from New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Our event is one of the finest Cross Country races of the season, with a beautiful but challenging course, and top competition from throughout the region. It's a great way to get your season off to an excellent start!
The Course

This is one of the most beautiful cross country courses in New England, with views of Mt. Mansfield and Camel's Hump. It is a challenging course with rolling hills through mowed meadows and two short wooded sections (no pavement on the course). Finally, It is a wonderful spectators course, racers can be seen for three-fourths of the race. The distances are 5km for the high school divisions.

Meet Instructions - please inform your runners about these new procedures

Race Divisions and Time Schedule

*Please note, there will be no Middle School races run this year.

Race Division

Race Time

Distance

Course and Meet Records

5K Open Citizens Race 8:30 am 5 kilometers/3.1 miles 2008 Megan Malgeri 20:08.0
2009 Ryan Robitaille 16:56.0
Junior Varsity Boys 10:30 am 5 kilometers / 3.1 miles  
Junior Varsity Girls 11:15 am 5 kilometers / 3.1 miles  
Division II Girls 12:00 pm 5 kilometers / 3.1 miles 2003 Jennie Bender 19:35.2
Division I Girls 12:30 pm 5 kilometers / 3.1 miles 1998 Erin Sulivan 17:54.7
Division II Boys 1:00 pm 5 kilometers / 3.1 miles 2001 Mint Henk 15:54.8
Division I Boys 1:30 pm 5 kilometers / 3.1 miles 1996 Boyd Hutchins 16:28.0

                          Coach's Meeting: 10:00 am near the start area.

Results - Distributed after the meet (coaches only) and online at 802timing.com

Awards

Junior Varsity Races - Ribbons to top twenty, trophy to event winner, plaque to winning team.

Division I and II Varsity Races - Ribbons to top twenty. Trophy to event winner, plaque to top two teams. (Presented at 2:00 pm)

Entries

Entries Deadline: Team Entries must be submitted by:

High School - before or on Friday, August 30th, 2013

to Pavel Dvorak, email: email address

Please type in the email Subject Line: "Your School Name" Entries for Essex Invitational

NO Hy-Tek FILES PLEASE!!!

Entry format:
MS Excel (or Open Office Calc.) Please list in separate columns Last Name, First name, Gender (M / F) and Grade.
Please list school and coach contact info.

Entry Fee

VT Citizens Race $10.00 per person Click here to register for Citizen's Race  
HS Individual $10.00 per person $15.00 after August 31st, 2013  
School Boys Team $50.00 School Girls Team $50.00
LARGE TEAMS (OVER 15 ATHLETES PER GENDER) $2.00 PER
ATHLETE FOR EVERY ADDITIONAL (16TH AND MORE) ATHLETE
LARGE TEAMS (OVER 15 ATHLETES PER GENDER) $2.00 PER
ATHLETE FOR EVERY ADDITIONAL (16TH AND MORE) ATHLETE

High School ADDITIONAL $30 LATE ENTRY FEE or $50 RACE DAY ENTRY 

Fee Payable to:  Essex Cross Country
Send to:  Todd Herrington, Essex High School, Essex Jct., VT 05452
Fee must be paid prior to participation.  New York School bring or sent purchase orders if necessary.

Parking
Each car will be charged $5 to park in the Catamount parking lots. There will be no parking permitted for cars along either side of the road. Overflow parking, and those who don't want to pay, will park in either Williston Central or Allen Brook School. Parents, event workers and spectators are strongly encourage to ride bicycles or carpool to be environmental friendly while attending this event.   

Busses this year will be asked to park along the side of the road to the east of the race course and parking lot. This will free up more spaces for cars in the main lots. 

Miscellaneous
Course Tours:
  You will be able to walk the course on Friday.  Your team will not need a tour, just follow the signs and mowed paths.  On Saturday the course will be open beginning at 7:30 am to the start of the first race at 8:30 am.

Divisions:  Please consider division II a small school division.  Small schools can feel free to run in the division I race.   A maximum of seven runners per team allowed in the varsity races.

essexshirt Don't forget to tell your athletes that long sleeve t-shirts will be available
 

Directions

FROM BURLINGTON: Follow Main Street out of Burlington (Route 2 East) through South Burlington and into Williston. Stay on Route 2 through Taft Corners into Williston Village. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto North Williston Road. Follow exactly one mile, turn right onto Governor Chittenden Road. Catamount parking is on the left.

FROM BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Turn left out of airport drive onto Airport Road, follow to the traffic light. Turn left onto Route 2, follow into Willliston through Taft Corners into Williston Village. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto North Williston Road. Follow exactly one mile, turn right onto Governor Chittenden Road. Catamount parking is on the left.

FROM I-89, POINTS SOUTH Take Exit 11 (Richmond/Williston Exit). At end of exit ramp, turn right onto Route 2 heading West into Williston. In Willliston village, at the 4-way stop, turn right onto North Williston Road. Follow exactly one mile, turn right onto Governor Chittenden Road. Catamount parking is on the left. NOTE: Governor Chittenden Road has two ends. Please follow our directions as listed, the road is poor in the middle!

FROM I-89, POINTS NORTH Take Exit 12 (Williston Taft Corners Exit). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 2A. Follow to intersection of Route 2 (by Friendly's), turn right onto Route 2 East and follow into Williston Village. At the 4-way stop, turn left onto North Williston Road. Follow exactly one mile, turn right onto Governor Chittenden Road. Catamount parking is on the left.