All information below is accurate for the 2018 Festival. Contact Brian Cross (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
This year's meet will be chip timed!
15th Annual Darlington Cross Country Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2018
High School (5K), Middle School (3200m), and Elementary (1 mile) races
You must submit your entries online using Milesplit: ga.milesplit.com/meets/194681
New this year: We will limit entries to the first 45 teams in each race. We will start a waiting list beyond 45 teams.
Please email email@example.com for registration password
Online entry must be completed by Monday, Sept. 24 at 4pm. Please mail checks by Monday, 9/24.
Cost: $75 for one gender, one age group; $150 for HS boys & girls OR MS boys & girls.
$250 for HS boys & girls AND MS boys & girls. $5 per runner for the Open 5K Race.
For the elementary race, the cost is $7 per runner for the first 20 runners. Every runner after that is free. Individual runners can still enter on the day of the meet for $10 each.
Make checks payable to Darlington School and mail to Brian Cross, Darlington School, 1014 Cave Spring Rd SW, Rome, GA 30161.
Entry: High school coaches: Put your top 27-32 runners in the Milesplit entry for the meet. On race day you pick 7 to run in the varsity race, and pick 25 (girls) and 20 (boys) for the early JV races. You do not need to tell anyone which race a runner will participate in. Do not enter runners for the JV Unlimited race on Milesplit because they will not wear bib numbers and it will not be timed or scored. No MS athletes in 5K races.
Middle school coaches: All of your runners in the must be listed in your Milesplit online entry; they will all wear bib numbers and chips. Please....do a 'tug check" on each runner's shoe to make sure the chip has been put on properly! Middle school runners must be in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades only! If you have anyone running in the Elementary 1-mile race add them to your Milesplit entry so they will be assigned a bib #.
8:00 a.m. Open 5K Race (No HS athletes, $5 entry fee, or free entry for coaches of participating HS or MS teams!)
8:45 JV HS Girls 5K (25 runners per team, must be sub-30 min. 5K, no team awards, but race will be scored & timed)
9:20 JV HS Boys 5K (20 runners per team, must be sub-30 min. 5K, no team awards, but race will be scored & timed)
9:50 Varsity HS Girls 5K (top-7 runners, must be sub-30 5K)
10:25 Varsity HS Boys 5K (top-7 runners, must be sub-30 5K)
10:55 JV HS Boys & Girls 5K unlimited (No bib numbers, no official timing or scoring; clock at the finish)
***All five high school races are for 9th-12th grade students ONLY.***
Girls 5K Course record: 18:00, Taylor Tuttle, Providence Christian Academy, 2013
Boys 5K Course record: 15:52, Michael Thurston, Marist, 2013
11:45 Elementary (Up to 5th grade) 1-mile race (Must register on Milesplit individually or through their MS team)
12:00 MS girls 3200m (ALL runners)
12:30 MS boys 3200m (Top 10 runners)
1:00 MS Boys 3200 (11th runner and up) if needed
Girls 3200m Course record: 11:57.51, Rylee Evans, Woodland Middle, 2017
Boys 3200m Course record: 11:00.94, Zachary Bobak, Junior Dragons, 2017
Awards will be presented on a rolling schedule throughout the day between races:
Top three teams in the HS and MS varsity races will receive trophies. There are no team awards in JV races.
Top two individuals in all varsity races will receive trophies; Top 20 runners in all races (varsity and JV, boys and girls) will receive medals; top 10 boys and girls in elementary 1-mile will receive medals.
Parking: There will be a $5 parking fee for all cars. Team buses will park for free.
Chip Timing by Fast Feet Timing Services * Electronic results will be available online the day of the race * T-shirts will be sold and designed on site by EagleSportz * All HS races are GHSA sanctioned * Course is 50% grass, 50% crushed gravel, flat and fast. * Concessions: food and drinks will be for sale * Certified medical trainer will be available * Directions available online; parking at the Huffman Athletic Center on Darlington Drive. * NO REFUNDS; meet will be rescheduled to Oct. 14 if there is a postponement due to inclement weather. * Contact: Brian Cross; firstname.lastname@example.org; 770-324-5096
2013 Course video
2014 5K course map (new minor revisions)
2014 3200 course map (new minor revisions)
1600 course map
All middle school athletes (6th, 7th, 8th grades) must run in middle school races. No one younger than 9th grade will be allowed in any of the high school 5K races
8:00 a.m. Open 5K Race(no GHSA HS athletes)
8:45 JV HS Girls (25 runners per team, must be sub-30 min. 5K, this race will be scored and timed)
9:20 JV HS Boys (20 runners per team, must be sub-30 min. 5K, this race will be scored and timed)
9:50 Varsity HS Girls (Max. 30 teams, top-7 runners, must be sub-30 5K)
10:25 Varsity HS Boys (Max. 30 teams, top-7 runners, must be sub-30 5K)
10:55 JV HS Boys & Girls unlimited (No bib numbers, no official timing or scoring; there will be a clock at the finish)
11:45 Elementary (Up to 5th grade) co-ed 1600m (Must register on Milesplit with your corresponding MS team, or as an individual.)
12:00 MS girls 3200m (Max. 45 teams, top-10 runners)
12:30 MS boys 3200m (Max. 45 teams, top-10 runners)
Note that these instructions are on the US Portal and you will have to return to your state site to actually find your team and enter the meet.
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