The Coach Benson Double Dip Invitational 2014

Atlanta, GA
Hosted by Marist

Meet Information

LIVE Results

If you are interested in attending, please email Coach Heintz @ for more information. **WE ARE FULL. PLEASE CONTACT TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST**

Registration help: Online_Meet_Reg_Instructions

The 17th Annual Coach Benson Double Dip Invitational
Hosted by Marist School
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
Saturday, September 6, 2014

We look forward to a great day of competition in one of the best early season meets. Please review the following information about the upcoming 2014 Marist Double Dip Invitational; if you have any questions, please contact Coach Eric Heintz at

7:35 a.m. All Coaches Meeting at Registration Tent
7:50 a.m. Varsity Boys (7)
8:20 a.m. Varsity Girls (7)
8:55 a.m. JV Race Boys (10) capable of running under 30 minutes for a 5k
9:30 a.m. JV Race Girls (10) capable of running under 30 minutes for a 5k
*Varsity Team and Individual Awards to follow JV girls Race*
10:05 a.m. Freshmen/1st Year Runner Unlimited Coed any 1st year high school runner
10:40 a.m. JV Unlimited Open Run Boys/Girls any high school GHSA athlete

Varsity races will be scored and timed as well as the Junior Varsity races. Please do not enter any athletes in a Varsity/Junior Varsity race if they are unable to complete the 5k race in less than 30 minutes; enter them in the JV Unlimited Open Run or Freshman/1st Year Runner. We hope to keep a tight schedule this year on our very well marked and bicycle led course. We will be using online registration forms again this year.

We will be using the online entry forms. Directions can be found here for general registration: and specific to our meet directions will be out closer to the meet day. We ask that you only register those athletes who will run. You do not need to declare ahead of time which race any athlete will participate in. Please do not register your entire team, only those who will race on that day. Please complete your registration no later than 11:59pm on Monday September 1st if at all possible.

Individual and team awards will be given out on the field immediately following the scored JV Races and during the Freshmen/1st Year Runner race. Awards will be presented to the top three teams in the Varsity races and top 10 individuals in the Varsity races. The 11th-20th will receive a ticket in the chute to go get their awards from the trophy tent. The top 15 runners of each JV race, top 10 Freshmen/1st Year Runner race (per gender), and top 5 JV unlimited races (per gender) will receive a ticket to come claim their awards in the finish chute as well. They will pick up their awards from the white tent or after the awards ceremony. We will have commemorative posters and custom medals this year.

These races are open to any high school GHSA athlete, but please note that it will be based on the honor system. There are some very nice awards intended for those 1st year runners so please be honorable. Remember that there will be an official JV Boys and Girls race for your ten best JV runners that are capable of running under 30 minutes so it may be the better option if you want to score well as a team in it. In the Freshmen/1st Year Runner race and the JV/Open unlimited we will have awards for both genders even though it will be a mixed gender race.

We kindly ask all buses to please pull all the way down the driveway, turn into to the student parking lot, drop off near the porta johns, and then turn around. After drop off, any school buses or charter buses are asked to leave Marist and park in the Lowes parking lot 1.2m away or at Blackburn Park 0.4m away. Directions are below. Please follow the instructions of volunteer parking attendants to keep the traffic flowing and the runners safe. All tents should be placed inside the athletes village inside the softball field next to the finish line. Thank you.

Marist to Lowes turn right on Ashford Dunwoody Road, bear left onto Johnson Ferry Road, Lowes is on your right just before Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Please park as close to the Discount Tire store as possible and as close to Peachtree Industrial as possible.

Marist to Blackburn Park turn right on Ashford Dunwoody Road. Blackburn Park has two parking lots on your left.

**Due to construction (again!), parking will be at a premium. Please plan on carpooling!
Please inform your team parents that we invite them to attend. Please follow the instructions in the parking packet


The course is the same as last year! It will begin with our standard 800m grassy loop before crossing a bridge and entering the new trails; note, these are the only two real choke points on the entire course (300m in and we widened that turn significantly and 800m in, the bridge crossing). We will follow the new trail up a medium sized hill and down on some crushed gravel paths. We will go straight through the new trails and fields and around some mulchy trails to our 800m loop around the mile mark. It is relatively wide, has mulch put down and contains a medium sized but very steep hill. You will pop out of the woods and return on the exact same path to the main field. A half perimeter will bring you to the main hills and the 2m mark. The traditional trail will bring you back to the main field and into the finish line.

The $100 (one team) / $190 (both boys and girls) entry fee is due 8/27. Make the check out to Marist School and mail to

Eric Heintz
Marist School
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

If your entry fee is not received by August 27th, your spot may be forfeited to the first team on the waiting list.

The restrooms are located all over the Marist campus. Small bathrooms are next to the concession stand and these are for coaches use only. Larger more accommodating facilities can be found in Centennial Center (no spikes permittd) near the parking lot #3 and under the Marist academic building (Chanel Building) behind Kuhrt Gymnasium on the ground level. There will also be many port-a-johns available near the starting line. Please instruct your athletes to use these facilities.

Many of the top teams in Georgia from various classifications will be attending. I am pumped and you should be too.

There will be several nurses and doctors on site for the entire meet. Marist will also have a trainer at the finish line, but all coaches are reminded that they are responsible for meeting the medical/training needs of their own teams.

The Georgia-famous commemorative 2014 Marist Double Dip t-shirts will be available to all teams. Shirts are once again not-white and will have all the competing schools on the back. Vintage stylet t-shirts and drifit shirts will be $15. Shirts can be purchased at the white tent in the athletes village. The theme has not been announced just yet, but it is awesome as usual.

The white registration tent will serve as the hub for lost and found items.

Water and powerade will be available to race finishers just past the finish line near the white registration tent.

Please ask your parents and fans not to bring their dogs to the meet. We have had several dog-related incidents in the past and we do not want to repeat them.