Hare & Hounds Invitational (at McAlpine Park) 2015

Charlotte, NC

Meet Information

Hare and Hounds XC Invitational 2015

The Fifth Annual Hare and Hounds Invitational

***ENTRIES WILL BE DONE VIA ATHLETIC.NET AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Me....

Cross country can be dated back to the early 1800s 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 featured meet on ncrunners.com

***We will have chip timing again this year***

Friday, September 18th @ McAlpine Creek Park

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

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

Saturday, September 19th @ McAlpine Creek Park

-- 8:20am Boys' Championship (8 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a black dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 8:55 am Girls' Championship (8 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a black dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 9:30am Boys' Invitational (8 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a black dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 10:05am Girls' Invitational (8 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a black 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.****

-- 10:40am Boys' open (JV - for rest of runners)...Top 20 individuals receive a black dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 11:15am Girls' open (JV - for rest of runners)...Top 20 individuals receive a black dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 11:50am Boys' middle school championship (3k)...Top 20 individuals receive a black dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 12:15pm Girls' middle school championship (3k)...Top 20 individuals receive a black 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 Black dogtag with race name and place on it.

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

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 2015!!

OTHER

--- Charlotte Running Company will be there with shoes and other items.

--- Sunset Slush will be there with Italian Ice cups for sale.

Results: will be posted to athletic.net and ncrunners.com and sent to other papers in Charlotte. There will be one set posted to the announcement boards at McAlpine. After the meet they will be emailed to all coaches.

*** 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.

Please go to athletic.net and register for the meet (see below) as this will be your your intent to run. 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 13th, SUNDAY - via athletic.net go to the following link

www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Me.... and do your entries. (COACHES you can change your runners event on race day but they must be entered into a race for the meet.).


Entry Fees: Meet entry fees are $50 for a single gender team or $100 for both a boys and girls team. Individual entries will be $10 each.

Checks made payable to Metrolina Christian Academy : SEND fees and registration form to

Attn: Brett Honeycutt

Metrolina Christian Academy

732 Indian Trail-Fairview Rd.

Indian Trail, NC 28079

Name of school: ______________________________________

Coach Name: ___________________________________________________

Coach Email: _____________________________________________________________________________

Entry fee Please check off as applicable

Boys Team $50 _____________

Girls Team $50 _____________

Individuals $10 each ____________

TOTAL entry fee submitted ______________

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