Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

We're incredibly excited and proud about hosting the twentieth edition of the Western North Carolina Cross Country Carnival. Although the times are unusual, our plan is to proceed as normal with a few preliminary adjustments. The health of our athletes, spectators and volunteers is paramount. Should circumstances require alterations, our intention is to be as agile and accommodating as possible. We're grateful for your participation, patience, and perseverance.

Although we feel it unwise to advertise a schedule and other event specifics as concrete at this point, we do feel comfortable presenting an initial plan. We anticipate frequent modifications, so please check back often and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions. These details, however, remain unchanged: Our climate is comparatively cool. Our course is challenging but fair (and slightly shorter than 5k). Our goal is to provide teams with a positive introduction to the season.

To maintain the integrity of our races with the capacity of the course, we try to cap the field at about 200 athletes per race. Preference is given to returning programs, but if you're interested, please contact the meet director ( Meet entry is through e-mail invitation only.

We are seeking sanctioning for NC, SC, GA and TN, but we can add others based on interest.

A school may participate in multiple events (for

example, top 8 boys in the Championship, 7 boys in the Invite, 10 boys in the

Individual Race, and others in the 3K race).

Please note that the 3k

is not a middle school race; it is intended for high school athletes who are

not quite ready for the rigor of a full 5k due to inexperience, fitness level,

etc. We certainly respect a coach's desire to challenge young athletes, but we

also encourage a progressive approach to the season and a positive, enjoyable

competitive experience. We appreciate your effort to assign athletes to a race

appropriate for their current ability. (Note that male and female athletes will

race simultaneously but will be scored independently.)

One hundred and fifty

dollars will cover all participants from a given school ($75 if only a boys

team or girls team; $20.00 for an individual). Athletes must represent their

school. At this point we feel it prudent to only accept entry fees on the day

of the race. We'll notify teams if this changes.

Race Schedule:

Championship Boys(limit of 8 runners)- 8:30

Championship Girls (limit of 8 runners)- 9:00

Invitational Boys (limit of 7 runners)- 9:30

Invitational Girls (limit of 7 runners)- 10:00

Individual Boys (limit of 10 runners)- 10:40

Individual Girls (limit of 10 runners)- 11:20

3k Boys & Girls (unlimited)- 12:00

Additional Information:

A course map developed by Chris Gkikas of Northline Navigation is available at (printable.pdf)

Among the unique aspects of our race are ceramic medals created by Mud Dabbers Pottery in Balsam, NC presented to the top 10 individual finishers in the first three divisions and the top 5 finishers in the 3k. Face jug team awards will go to the top two squads in the Championship and Invitational races.