Thank you for attending the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic presented by ASICS America. Your support of the meet is appreciated.
Our staff is working very hard to provide an enjoyable experience for you and your athletes. Please review the information below and share this information with each of your coaches and every family on your team. We would not ask you to be the information conduit if we did not feel that it is imperative that everyone (coaches, athletes and parents) is aware of this information!
1) Fill out the change information form at the check-in table before the meet starts.
2) Bring your school check, personal check, or cash for the Entry Fees to the meet. Please do not mail the checks later than January 1st as they might not arrive on time.
3) Plan to arrive 2 to 2 1/2 hours before the first race (5:00pm on Thursday; 5:00pm on Friday) to be sure that your athletes will be ready for their races. Traffic will be heavy. After all, it is Southern California and it is weekend traffic. Additionally, the Eastbound 91 deserves the reputation it enjoys with us. Mention that to your parents also.
4) When you come to the meet, please check in with the registration table and pick up your packet. If you have additions at that time, fill out the form and bring it to the timing tent.
5) Have each athlete check his/her bib number and his name tag number. They need to be the same number. Correct any mistakes by exchanging the tags so that they match the bib number.
6) Make sure that the athletes have their bib numbers pinned on before they go to the starting line. Recycle the pins among your team members from one race to another.
7) If you do not have a bib number for one of your athletes, give him/her a bib number that belongs to an athlete that will not be running. Fill out a CHANGE OF INFORMATION SHEET on that athlete and bring it to the Coaches Corner. If you do not have any left over bib numbers, fill out the ADD ATHLETES SHEET and also bring it to the Coaches Corner.
8) Team setup and race warmup areas are identified on the Course Map posted. When you set up team camps, please place your EZ up at least 5 yards from the race course so that there is room for spectators to see their athletes in the race. Bring tent stakes to anchor the EZ ups down. On windy days those EZ ups flip and fly and can injure people. This is a Fire Department regulation everywhere.
9) NOVICE RACES: Any boy that runs 24:00 minutes or slower, or girl that runs 24:00 minutes or slower, needs to be placed in the NOVICE races. This gives them a better experience and it reduces the over-crowding in the other races.
10) The Doug Speck and Bob Day Sweepstake entries and the Rated race entries are posted on the Sweepstakes and Rated Entries List page. These are the official entries as adjustments have been made from those identified originally by Rich.
11) Remember that this meet favors the varsity races. We have smaller number of competitors in those races and the weather conditions are the best. The rules of cross country stipulates that the top 7 runners on the team run varsity and the remaining athletes run in their appropriate levels. Frosh and Soph athletes may run in the frosh and soph races even if they are in the top 7 on the team.
12) Make sure that your runners line up in the correct race and the correct division. Make sure that your athletes report to the clerk 15 minutes before the start of their race.
13) Pick up the team patches (first through sixth places) at the check-in table as soon as results become official.
14) Keep runners and parents away from the results and computer tables. Only coaches should handle questions or problems at the Coaches Corner table behind the computer area.
15) The primary First Aid station is located at the finish line inside of the stadium.
16) All results, videos, and photos will be posted at this website: http://www.gvarvas.com.
17) If you are planning to return for next year’s meet, please register early. We turned away schools again this year.
Thank you for going over this important information and for sharing it with your coaches and parents on your team. Good luck to your team in our meet!