Meet Specifications (Each coach is responsible for entering their own teams and individuals)
Teams are limited to 7 individuals. Substitutions may be made on meet day.
All regional meets must use a spaced mass start (see Appendix A) for each race (no wave starts)
Each race shall be limited to 50 runners on the course at a time
If necessary, races may be split into heats, but they do not need to be equal in size.
Start times between races should not be less than 45 minutes
1st place team and top individual qualifier from each conference shall be in the fast heat
The regional director and games committee will determine the seeding for the remaining heats.
The top three (3) teams and top four (4) individuals, not on a qualifying team, from each regional championship will advance to the state meet (total of 100 runners per gender classification)
Each race shall be limited to 50 runners, which allows for two heats per gender classification
1st place teams and top two (2) individual advancers from each region
Two (2) 2nd place teams from each region (based on team scores)
Two (2) 2nd place teams from each region
3rd place teams from each region
Remaining individual advancers
Rules to note:
Cloth Face coverings must be worn to the start area. It is recommended that athletes have a method of keeping their face covering with them during the race
For example, a safety pin could be used to secure the cloth face covering to the uniform, face-covering pulled down and around the neck, or tucked into a waistband. This would also facilitate the resumption of wearing face-covering promptly after the finish of the race
Designated Team Area
Locations must be designated for teams to remain when not warming up, racing, or cooling down. It is on the course map.
Designated Team Area must be for competing athletes and coaches only. No spectators or parents allowed in the Designated Team Area
Designated Team Areas should be clearly marked by painted boxes, roped areas, cones, etc.
Minimum spacing between each Designated Team Area must be at least 10 feet apart