2013 Massachusetts Middle School
5th Annual Cross Country Invitational
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Ponkapoag Course, (back course) Canton MA
Sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association
Information as of October 8
USA Track & Field - New England will host the fifth annual Massachusetts Middle School Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
There is no organization that deals with middle school athletics in Massachusetts.
This meet, presented by USA Track & Field - New England, providesa capstone to the middle school season.
The meet will run at a new cross country course on the back side of Ponkapoag Golf Course #2 behind Massasoit Community College in 2013.
The course is easily accessible off of Rt I-93 (Rt 138 South exit to Randolph St). It is NOT accessible through the golf course entrance.
DO NOT GO TO THE GOLF CLUB
This meet provides an opportunity for middle school runners in grades 5-8.
It is open to all schools - public, parochial, private, and charter - and home schoolers in those grades may compete.
This is a school-based competition, not club-based; runners' affiliations will be listed as the school they attend.
The format provides multiple races - boys and girls races for these divisions: grades 5/6, grade 7, grade 8, and a team 'championship' race.
There will be only one race planned per division each for both boys and girls. If needed, a second team race will evenly divide numbers.
The 2013 meet is sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association. Participants will receive a commemorative item
We appreciate your interest in and support of this continually-growing event.
IMPORTANT MEET LINKS
2013 MEET INFORMATION / DETAILS
Entry, schedule, times, awards. The date of updates / changes also appears on this form.
COURSE MAP as of 9/28
Any visits to the site must not interfere with scheduled events. Coaches must accompany teams on any tours of the course.
All entry is online at www.headcountreg.com
WAIVER / RELEASE
Each competitor MUST have this waiver signed.
This is in addition to the online entry through headcountreg.com
Individuals / non-school entered teams must submit forms and fees by October 31
Full school teams may bring all forms and a single check for team payment to the meet. No waiver - no racing.
Waivers and fees can be mailed to USATF-NE, PO Box 1905, Brookline MA 02446
Full teams can bring waivers and fees to the meet.
DIRECTIONS / PARKING
DO NOT GO TO THE GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE OR PARKING AREA
Parking is available at Massasoit Community College and Blue Hill Regional HS on Randolph St in Canton.
Please follow directions of the police and parking monitors; do not ask for exceptions.
Carpooling is strongly recommended; spectator cars may be otherwise turned away
Absolutely no dogs will be allowed at the race site - that includes any area beyond parking lots - course/fields/team areas.
Individuals with dogs will be asked to immediately leave the facility by rangers and will subject that spectator's team to removal from the site as well.
Please respect this request.
- For more cross country information, check out the USATF New England XC Page. We encourage you to look at the Junior Olympic program.
- Thanks to the Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the greenskeeping staff of Ponkapoag Golf Course for their support of this event.