Hare & Hounds XC Invitational (at McAlpine Park, Charlotte) 2021

Charlotte, NC

Meet Information

2021 Hare and Hounds XC Invitational

The 11th Annual "Hare and Hounds" Invitational

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

***ENTRIES WILL BE DONE VIA NCRUNNERS.COM & ATHLETIC.NET (**only enter on ONE of the sites**)

**To enter on NCRunners.com, click the green "Register Online Now" button on the upper right corner of this page

**To enter on Athletic.net, go to this link:https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/190969/info

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

**McAlpine has been home of the Southeast Footlocker Championships since 1982 and has also hosted state, regional, conference and various other high school and college championship meets.

-- Hare & Hounds wasa2012 "Great Outdoor Provision Co." highlighted meet from ncrunners.com

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

-- For the past 9 years (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020), Hare & Hounds has been a featured meet on ncrunners.com

GREAT COMPETITION:Runners from Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and, of course, North Carolina have competed at this meet.

We will have chip timing again this year

Friday, September 17th @ McAlpine Creek Park

-- 5:15 pmBoys' 3K Middle School Invitational (unlimited entries)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 5:45 pmGirls' 3K Middle School Invitational (unlimited entries)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

Saturday, September 18th @ McAlpine Creek Park

-- 8:00amBoys' 5K Championship (Most competitive race, 7 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 8:25amGirls' 5K Championship (Most competitive race, 7 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 8:55amBoys' 5K Invitational (Next most competitive race, 7 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 9:25amGirls' 5K Invitational (Next most competitive race, 7 runners max per team)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 9:55amBoys' 5K Open (unlimited entries)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 10:25amGirls' 5K Open (unlimited entries)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 11:05 amBoys' 3K Middle School Championship (unlimited entries)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 11:25 amGirls' 3K Middle School Championship (unlimited entries)...Top 20 individuals receive a dog tag with race name and place on it.

-- 11:45 amBoys & Girls' 2K Elementary Championship (unlimited entries)...Top 20 boys and Top 20 girls receive a dog tag with race name on it.

****Awards will be begin after the Championship girls' race and will be given once each race is completed.

****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 two teams in each racereceive a trophy

-- Top individual in each racereceives a "Hare" trophy.

-- Second-place individual in each racereceives a "Hound" trophy.

-- Top 20 individuals in each racereceive 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. 500 so please come early. Orders may be taken for more if they run out.) NEW design for 2021!!!

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

Results:will be live on athletic.net and ncrunners.com and will be posted on athletic.net and ncrunners.com after the meet.

RUNNERS from Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, 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 they signed up to run.

Middle School:MS runners can run either day/race (there is not a difference in level of race for the middle school races; we give the option to choose Friday or Saturday so that coaches can decide which day is best for their team)

REGISTER:Please go to athletic.net or NCRunners and register for the meet

To register on athletic.net accept the invitation or add the meet to your schedule

To register on NCRunners/MileSplit: go to NCRunners.com

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

Meet entrieswill be done BY September 13th, MONDAY

(COACHES you can change what race your runners compete in on race day without notifying us - as long as they are entered in a race, they are good to go.).

Meet Entry Fees:

-- $85 for a boys' team

-- $85 for a girls' team

-- $150 if you bring both a boys' and girls' team

-- $185 - special combo price for schools bringing high school & middle school teams: if a school has a high school & middle school team participating, you only have to pay $185 instead of $300 (a savings of $115). This covers both boys and girls, high school and middle school teams.

-- $25 for individual entries (unless a team has more than 3 and then they can pay the team price)

*IF PAYING ONLINE: Online Payment Option:https://metrolinachristian.networkforgood.com/events/32485-2021-hares-and-hounds-xc-invitational

*IF PAYING BY CHECK: Checks should be made payable to:Metrolina Christian Academy and "Hare & Hounds XC Inv." should be written in the memo portion.

SEND registration fees to the school's P.O. Box address (listed below):

Attn: Brett Honeycutt

Metrolina Christian Academy

P.O. Box 1460

Indian Trail, NC 28079

QUESTIONS:Email meet director Brett Honeycutt at brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com.Thank you,

Brett Honeycutt

Metrolina Christian Head Cross Country Coach

brettrhoneycutt@hotmail.com

Cell: 704-236-4204

**Hotel Information

*Please let hotels know that you are coming in for a meet and that Visit Charlotte has worked out the rate with the hotels:



**Map of McAlpine Park's 3K and 5K Courses

*Parking Information



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