Hare & Hounds Invitational (at McAlpine Park)

Charlotte, NC

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Meet Information

Hare and Hounds XC Invitational 2017
The Seventh Annual "Hare and Hounds" Invitational

***ENTRIES WILL BE DONE VIA ATHLETIC.NET at the following www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Me....

Cross country can be dated back to the early 1800's in England where it was a team sport in public schools. At that time, the sport was named "Hare and Hounds" or "The Paper Chase." The sport would consist of a group of runners that would lay a trail of paper or other devices to mark a trail and another group of runners would follow the trail. In 1837, the first competition was held at Rugby School, which later turned into the sport having a course pre-set over open country land. Participants sometimes had to run through streams, jump fences, and go through hedges.

Come out to McAlpine Creek Park and run a classic course on a Saturday morning.

**Home of the SOUTHEAST Footlocker Championships since 1982 and various other championship meets.

-- A 2012 "Great Outdoor Provision Co." highlighted meet from ncrunners.com

-- In 2013 the meet was voted one of the top 10 meets in North Carolina according to a poll by ncrunners.com

-- A 2014, 2015 and 2016 featured meet on ncrunners.com


-- "The Hare & Hounds Invitational has emerged as a major meet in North Carolina...and has held some breakout performances in past years." -- NCRunners


We will have chip timing again this year

Friday, September 22nd @ McAlpine Creek Park

-- 5:15pm Boys' Middle School Invitational (3k)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.
-- 5:40pm Girls' Middle School Invitational (3k)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

Saturday, September 23rd @ McAlpine Creek Park

-- 8:15am Boys' Championship (Most competitive race, 7 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.
-- 8:40 am Girls' Championship (Most competitive race, 7 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.
-- 9:10am Boys' Invitational (Next most competitive race, 7 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.
-- 9:40am Girls' Invitational (Next most competitive race, 7 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.
****Awards will begin following the girls Invitational race and will continue through each of the remaining races.****
-- 10:10am Boys' open (for rest of runners or less competitive teams)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.
-- 10:40am Girls' open (for rest of runners or less competitive teams)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.
-- 11:20am Boys' middle school championship (3k)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.
-- 11:45am Girls' middle school championship (3k)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

Medical: Novant Health and school trainers will be available for emergency care, basic first aid, and taping. Water, injury ice, and an AED will be accessible at the Sports Medicine tent located near the finish line. If your athlete will require taping, please supply your own taping and/or padding materials. All teams are encouraged to bring water for their team areas.

Awards: Top team in each race gets a "Hare" trophy for first place. Second team in each race gets a "Hound" trophy for second place.
Top 20 individuals in each race get a dog tag with race name and place on it.

Concessions: There will be some packaged food, snacks and drinks for sale.

T-Shirts: There will be t-shirts at $10 each (approx. 300 so please come early. Orders may be taken for more if they run out.) NEW design for 2017!!!

OTHER
--- Our sponsor, Charlotte Running Company, will be there with shoes and other items.

Results: will be posted to athletic.net and ncrunners.com. There will be one set posted to the announcement boards at McAlpine (if the board is up). After the meet a link to the results will be emailed to all coaches.

TEAMS from Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, and, of course, North Carolina have competed at this meet. If you would like your school to compete, and your team is from a state other than the ones listed above, please email Brett Honeycutt (brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com).

*** VARSITY RACES: All varsity athletes can run in any varsity race regardless of what signed up for.

Middle School: MS runners can run either day/race. So please either have head coaches or assistant coaches at the finish chute to help move your runners through as their number is recorded and the tear tag removed.


REGISTER: Please go to athletic.net and register for the meet
QUESTIONS: Email meet directors Brett Honeycutt or Joseph Vignolini at brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com or joe.vignolini@att.net if you have questions.


Meet entries will be done BY September 18th, SUNDAY - via athletic.net -
(COACHES you can change your runners event on race day - but they must be entered into a race for the meet.).

Meet Entry Fees:
-- Meet entry fees are $50 for a single gender team or $100 for both a boys and girls team.
-- Combo price: high school and middle school teams can enter for $125 (a savings of $75)
-- Individual entries are $10 each (also, if a team, male or female, is made up of 4 or less runners, just pay the $10 entry per runner price instead of the team price).

Checks made payable to Metrolina Christian Academy

SEND registration fees to:
Attn: Brett Honeycutt
Metrolina Christian Academy
P.O. Box 1460
Indian Trail, NC 28079

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