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THE 10TH ANNUAL HARE & HOUNDS XC INVITATIONAL AT MCALPINE PARK, CHARLOTTE

Live Results at www.MitchellTiming.com

*****WE ARE FULL THIS YEAR*****

*****WE ARE FULL THIS YEAR*****

*****IF YOU SUBMITTED PAYMENT FOR ENTRY, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS THIS WEEK*****

*****IF YOU SUBMITTED PAYMENT FOR ENTRY, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING INSTRUCTIONS THIS WEEK*****

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"TheHare & Hounds Invitational has quickly emerged as one of North Carolina's biggest meets." -- NCRunners

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

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Cross country can be traced 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.

**Home of the FOOT LOCKER SOUTH Championships since 1982 and various other championship meets.



-- A 2012 "Great Outdoor Provision Co." highlighted meet on 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 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 featured meet on ncrunners.com

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


*****UPDATED SCHEDULE*****
*****UPDATED SCHEDULE*****

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH @ MCALPINE CREEK PARK, CHARLOTTE

-- 4:30 p.m.,Middle School Inv. (3k) - We will have boys' and girls' wave starts (please read emails this week, 9/8 or 9/9, for instructions and guidelines or email Meet Director Brett Honeycutt at brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com)

-- 6:10 p.m.,Varsity 5K Open (1 of 3 Open 5K races) - We will have boys' & girls' wave starts (please read emails this week, 9/8 or 9/9, for instructions and guidelines or email Meet Director Brett Honeycutt at brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH @ MCALPINE CREEK PARK, CHARLOTTE

-- 7:00 a.m.,Boys' & Girls' 5K Championship - We will have boys' & girls' wave starts (please read emails this week, 9/8 or 9/9 for instructions and guidelines or email Meet Director Brett Honeycutt at brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com)

-- 8:30 a.m., Boys' & Girls' 5KInvitational - We will have boys' & girls' wave starts (please read emails this week, 9/8 or 9/9, for instructions and guidelines or email Meet Director Brett Honeycutt at brettrhoneycutt@hotmai.com)

-- 10:00 a.m.,Boys' & Girls' 5K Open (1 of 3 Open 5K races) - We will have boys' & girls' wave starts (please read emails this week, 9/8 or 9/9, for instructions and guidelines or email Meet Director Brett Honeycutt at brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com)

-- 11:30 AM, Boys' & Girls' 5K Open (1 of 3 Open 5K races) - We will have boys' & girls' wave starts (please read emails this week, 9/8 or 9/9, for instructions and guidelines or email Meet Director Brett Honeycutt at brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com)

****Awards for Friday's and Saturday's races will be mailed to everyone this year ****

3K & 5K COURSE MAPS:

MEDICAL:

EMTs will be present andNovant Health 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.



TEAM AWARDS:

-- Top 2 overall 5K boys' and girls' varsity teams and top two overall middle school 3K boys' and girls' teams receive silver rose bowls that resembles the rose bowl given at the world's oldest cross country race (our "Hare & Hounds" name dates back to the world's oldest meet).



INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:

-- The fastest 5K individual boy's and girls' & the fastest boys' and girls' middle school runnersreceive an engraved silver metal salver (plate) that resembles the award given at the world's oldest cross country meet (our "Hare & Hounds" name dates back to the world's oldest meet).

-- Second-fastest overall individual boys' and girls' & the fastest boys' and girls' middle school runnersreceive a silver metal cup that resembles the award given at the world's oldest cross country meet (our "Hare & Hounds" name dates back to the world's oldest meet).

-- Top 3 individuals in each wave (4 waves per time slot)receive a unique medal for this year's meet.

T-Shirts:Only on a pre-sale basis (please be checking your email).NEW design for 2020!!!



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 live results on mitchelltiming.com.

QUESTIONS:Email meet director Brett Honeycutt at brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

Meet Entry Fees:

-- $75 for a boys' team (unlimited entries)

-- $75 for a girls' team (unlimited entries)

-- $125 if you bring both a boys' and girls' team (unlimited entries)

-- For high school & middle school: Special combo price for schools that bring their high school & middle school teams: if a school has a high school & middle school team participating, you only have to pay $175 total instead of $300 (a savings of $125)

-- Individual entries are $25 each.

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