Come out and experience a cross country meet where the track finally meets the trail!WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017WHO: Boys Varsity (10 runners), Girls Varsity (10 runners), Unlimited Open/JVAWARDS: Top 3 teams and the top 25 individualsWHERE: Fair Hill Racetrack, Elkton, MD HOSTED BY: Bohemia Manor, Elkton, and Perryville High School(s)Plenty of parking and grandstands for spectators!2017 MARYLAND TRACK & TRAIL INVITATIONALYou are invited to bring your cross country teams to compete in the Maryland Track & Trail Invitational hosted at historic Fair Hill Race Track by Bohemia Manor High School, Perryville High School, and Elkton High School.Course description: The course offers an exciting mix of grass horse track, pasture and trail running with a fast start, a fast finish and mildly rolling hills located in the middle portion of the race.Spectators: 2.8 miles of the race are visible to spectators from the grandstands of the race track, so bring your binoculars. Spectators will also be permitted to travel throughout select areas of the venue to watch runners compete.Sanction: Maryland, Pennsylvania, DelawareDate: Saturday, September 9th , 2017Entry forms and payment: BOTH must be received by FRIDAY,August 25th in order to avoid a $50 late fee. Zero exceptions.$100 for either a boys or a girls varsity team of 10 runners.$150 for both boys and girls varsity teams.*Please make checks payable to Bohemia Manor High SchoolMail payment to:Attn. Bruce Kline, A.D.Bohemia Manor High School2755 Augustine Herman Hyw.Chesapeake City MD 21915Entry Information: Coaches may enter 10 athletes into varsity races.The first 7 runners to cross the line will calculate into the score, the next 3 runners will be on final results but not calculate in scoring. There will be a large school and small school division based on size of school entered. Please register early as we may need to limit the number of team entries.Tentative Schedule of events: Buses should plan to arrive at the Fair Hill Race Track for small school races from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and large school races from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The race schedule will be as follows:8:00 a.m. 8:10 a.m. Coaches meeting (General information + packet pickup)8:10 a.m. 8:50 a.m. Course walk (course map will be included in packet)9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Girls Small School Varsity Race9:50 a.m. 10:35 a.m. Boys Small School Varsity Race10:50 a.m. 11:40 a.m. Small School Open Race11:50 a.m. Awards ceremony (top 3 teams, 25 individuals)12:15 p.m. 12:25 p.m. Coaches meeting (General information + packet pickup)12:25 p.m. 1:05 p.m. Course walk (course map will be included in packet)1:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Girls Large School Varsity Race2:05 p.m. 2:50 p.m. Boys Large School Varsity Race3:05 p.m. 3:55 p.m. Large School Open Race4:00 p.m. Awards ceremony (top 3 teams, 25 individuals)Timing, results and coverage: The race will be electronically timed and results will be available at www.motiontiming.com and me.milesplit.comDirections from the south: Fair Hill Race Track is located in Cecil County, Maryland. Take Rt. 95 north until Exit 100 Rt. 272 North (North East/Rising Sun). Travel North on 272 towards Rising Sun (5.1 miles). Right onto Rt. 273 East/Old Telegraph Rd (6.2 miles). Fair Hill RaceTrack is located on the right. Plenty of parking will be available.Directions from the North: Fair Hill Race Track is located in Cecil County, Maryland. Take Rt. 95 south until Exit 109 Rt. 279 South (Elkton/Newark). Travel South on 279 towards Elkton (2.6 miles). Right on Route 213 North Singerly Road (6.2 miles). Right on 273 East/Old Telegraph Rd (.7 miles). Fair Hill Race Track is located on the right. Plenty of parking will be available.Medical Information: Cecil County Public Schools in partnership with ATI Physical Therapy will be providing multiple certified athletic trainers on site to assist athletes before and after the competition.Concessions: Will be available for all athletes and spectators.T-shirts: T-Shirts will be available for purchase on race day. Cost will be $20 per shirt. Only a limited number in all sizes will be available, so make your purchases early.Trash: The Fair Hill Race Track is one of the most scenic areas in all of beautiful Cecil County, and we MUST leave it that way. We DEMAND that all schools keep their team areas spotless and remove all trash, regardless of how big, small and/or yucky it may be. Thank you forOther Important Information for Coaches*We will confirm all entries via email by Wednesday, August 30th. Please make sure both Coaches emails and School Fax numbers are listed on your entry form.*MPSSAA uniform, jewelry and athlete conduct policies will be in effect.*We ask that all coaches have their athletes to the line 10 minutes prior*All teams will be assigned numbered starting blocks at the coaches meeting*Spikes inch in length are permitted. NO LONGER! Fair Hill Race Track is a delicate surface and we must respect their wishes.*Certain areas will be off limits to spectators. We will review those with coaches during the coaches meeting and we ask that coaches share that information with their athletes.*Bring the whole family. A spectator in the grand stands will be able to see 2.8 miles of the course. Binoculars will be a great idea.*Thank you for choosing the Maryland Track & Trail Invitational. We are looking forward to a great meet.*Please direct any questions you may have toBruce Kline (BMHS AD) firstname.lastname@example.org 410-885- 2075
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