8th Milton Cross Country Invitational

Alpharetta, GA

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

8th Milton XC Invitational

Thank you for entering the 8th Milton Cross Country Invitational.
We have temporarily closed meet registration (and lowered the entry fee to $150/school) based on the situation explained below. Once we have finalized our meet protocols we will reopen registration with specific instructions to follow. A meet password will be provided at that time.

We are working with Fulton County Public Schools for competition and meet hosting protocols to be finalized and once that happens I will pass them along to you. We are still A GO for the meet but expect changes in field size, amount of teams that can compete and procedures for your athletes. Our meet format will not change and we will offer at least 6 races (Varsity/JV/Open for Girls & Boys). If we are limited in numbers of teams we would first look at which teams can field runners in ALL 6 races to the maximum amount allowed by FCPS so we can run the most athletes at the meet as possible and as safely as we can as determined by FCPS protocols.

If we can expand and run more races we will attempt to do so to accommodate more teams and get in as many races we can. 
More updates as I receive them.

Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Andy Carr

Meet Director, 8th Milton Cross Country Invitational


Coaches-

The Coaches & XC Booster Club of Milton High School would like to invite you to attend the 8th Milton Cross Country Invitational at their course on September 12, 2020. Milton has hosted the Fulton County Public Schools XC Championships from 2012-2017 and our home invitational for 7 years (2007-2011, 2018-19) and hope you still plan to attend.

The meet will again include two open races and make the varsity races 10 runners per team and the JV races the next 15 runners per team.

Tentative Meet Schedule:

Open Girls-7:45am-unlimited

Open Boys-8:30am-unlimited

JV Girls-9am-next 15 after varsity

JV Boys-9:45am-next 15 after varsity

V Girls-10:15am-top 10

V Boys-10:45am-top 10

Awards 11:15 AM (or as soon as possible)

Thanks for your interest in competing in the 8th Milton Cross Country Invitational.

The Coaches & Booster Club of Milton HS XC

Also:

PLEASE FORWARD to any school/coach that is not on this email list BUT is on the school invite list as I am still gathering email addresses for those schools/coaches.

THX!!
PARKING: PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS OF PARKING VOLUNTEERS!

SPECTATORS please use the Birmingham Hwy entrance and park at the Milton HS main lots or at the adjacent Northwestern MS parking lots. There is no access to the start line area for private cars or any unloading by spectators!! Please see the posted course map!!
COACHES - Have buses utilize the Freemanville Rd entrance as this will facilitate more efficient bus unloading at the course start line area. We request spectators to enter the school property from Birmingham Road and park at the main school lots to avoid congestion for buses near the start area.

SCHOOL BUSES ONLY will be able to stop and unload on School Rd nearest the Freemanville/East entrance to the school at the course start area and then be directed to park in the bus loading zone adjacent to Milton HS. BUSES MUST ENTER FROM FREEMANVILLE ROAD (NOT BIRMINGHAM HIGHWAY) OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UNLOAD NEAR THE START LINE. Teams will need to walk up to the school to load their buses once the meet/awards ceremony is over.

ADMISSION: There will be a $10 PARKING FEE per car and it will be collected at 2 tables adjacent to the course start area. All fees will go to the maintenance of the Milton HS cross country trail. Donations will also be accepted!
The Milton XC course is self-maintained and funded. NO financial support comes from Fulton County Schools!!
Tent Set-up: All teams are requested to set up tents (camp) in the area adjacent to the course, between School Rd. and the fenced-off retention pond area (see the course map).
Registration: You can run up to 10 varsity athletes for each boys and girls varsity race and you can decide on race day which 10 athletes that will be from your complete roster of registered athletes. You can run up to 15 in the JV races. All other athletes will run in the Open races (no limit on the number of participants in the Open races). Entry deadlines and changes to entries close on Sept 9th at 9pm. Get your entries in!

Course:

The course is three loops, approx. 5000m in length. First loop is 1000m, followed by two loops of 2000m each. Each 1000m and each mile is marked with permanent marker post on the right hand side of the course. The course is 99% off-road with three road crossings of 10m each and four wooden bridge crossings of 5m each. NOTE: the bridges may and are often slippery so please inform your runners to be careful when running across the bridges!! The course consists of grass, bark-chip, gravel, dirt and soft pine needle trails. A course map will be in your race packet. It is very spectator-friendly, with viewing of the race start, 1000m mark, two-mile split, 3000m mark and the finish from the main field. Milton Cross Country will have padded mats over the road surface and on both bridge crossings!!
Course map available at https://miltonxc.org/ourtrail/

Awards: ALL awards will be presented at the awards ceremony at approx. 11:15am and will be as follows,
Open Races: Top-2 teams will receive a trophy, top-10 individuals will receive medals in the finish chute.
JV races: Top-3 teams will receive a trophy, top-15 individuals will receive medals in the finish chute and the JV race winner will also receive a trophy and be recognized at the awards ceremony.
Varsity races: Top-4 teams will receive a trophy, top-20 will receive medals at the awards ceremony and the top-3 individuals will receive a trophy.

THE EAGLE CUP: will be presented to (and the winning school will get their name put on the trophy) the 1st place school with scoring as follows in all 6 races, Open, JV and Varsity Boys & Girls, to determine the awardee:

Open Races:

Team 1st place-2pts

Team 2nd place-1pt

JV Races:

Team 1st place-3pts

Team 2nd place-2pts

Team 3rd place-1pt

Varsity Races:

Team 1st place-5pts

Team 2nd place-3pts

Team 3rd place-2pts

Team 4th place-1pt

Eagle Cup Award Tie Breaking Procedure:

The tie breaking criteria for the Eagle Cup Award will be as follows and will be used in the order listed:

1) Lowest total adjusted score in the 2 varsity races

If still tied,
2) Lowest total adjusted score in the 2 JV races

If still tied,
4) Lowest total adjusted score in the 2 Open races

If still tied,
5) Lowest total placement of each schools 6th runner in each of the varsity races.

If still tied,
6) Lowest total placement of each schools 7th runner in each of the varsity races.

If still tied,
7) Lowest total placement of each schools 6th runner in each of the JV races.

If still tied,
8) Lowest total placement of each schools 7th runner in each of the JV races.

9) Same criteria as number 5(five) listed above except for the lowest total for the 6th runners in the Open races, and if still tied,
10) same criteria as number 6(six) listed above except for the lowest total for the 7th runners in the Open races. If one school does not have a runner to counter the other schools runner, then they lose this tiebreaker by default.

11) Heck, if its still tied after all that, well flip a coin.

Packet pick up for schools, which will contain bib numbers/chips and instructions, will be at the information tent adjacent to the start line. That will begin at 6:45am. Extra safety pins and chip ties will also be available at the information tent. ***NOTE: IF PAYING MEET ENTRY FEE DAY OF THE MEET PLEASE INCLUDE A $25 LATE FEE****

Coaches Meeting: As of now will take place at 7:30am at the start line to go over any rules issues/course updates and questions. Starting boxes will be pre-assigned at random and listed at the information tent and on your coaches numbers packet and available at the DJ tent as well. I will try & email them out to you or post on this web site the nite before as well.

Rules: We will follow NFHS/GHSA rules for uniforms, conduct, etc. We will be using USA Track and Field officials for clerking, starting and umpiring on the course and to verify/backup results tabulation.

Timing & Results: This will be a chip-timed race by the The Perfect Timing Group so make sure you inform all your athletes to turn their chips in at the end of the race or your school will be charged for each one not returned. ALL runners will be timed and scored so enter all of your athletes in the meet. We will have extra zip-ties for timing chips to attach to the runners shoes and extra safety pins at the information tent available to all teams.

Open races have no limit on participants.

Entry Fee: $150 per school. Make check payable to Milton XC Booster Club. $10 per athlete if school has less than 30 total individuals entered in the meet. ***NOTE: A $25 LATE FEE WILL BE ASSESSED IF PAYING ENTRY FEE DAY OF THE MEET***

Mail it to: Milton XC Booster Club
Attn: Sarah Steinbeck

12587 Crabapple Rd, Milton, GA 30004. NO LONGER SEND MEET ENTRY FEES TO THE SCHOOL!!
Please bring entry fee payment (ALONG WITH $25 LATE FEE)if you have not already paid before meet day. We will have a list of schools that we have not received entry fees and expect payment & $25 LATE FEE that morning. If your school is only bringing a partial team (just JV boys as an example), contact Coach Andy Carr for fee to pay, acarr@atlantatrackclub.org $10 per high school athlete up to 30 athletes per team.

EXTRAS:

Milton XC invitational t-shirts (with this year's meet logo & 100th Milton HS Anniversary logo) will be available for PRE-Ordering & coaches can pick up for their teams when they pick up their race numbers at the information tent adjacent to the start line. Shirts are $20 and are unisex sized small to 2XL. To order shirts please contact Milton XC Booster Club representative and place your order. You can pay via Paypal when you place your order or by check/credit card at the meet when you arrive. Order meet t-shirts IN ADVANCE HERE:
Information will be passed along to all the schools in their race number/chip pkts upon packet pickup.

Thanks for your support in participating at the Milton Cross Country Invitational.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns:

Diane Baule & Catherine Yealy, Head Cross Country Coaches, Milton High School

yealy@fultonschools.org or bauled@fultonschools.org

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