19th Annual Darlington Cross Country Festival 2022

Rome, GA

Meet Information

2017 Festival Hype Video

Contact Brant Evans (bevans@darlingtonschool.org) with questions.

This year's meet will be chip timed!

19th Annual Darlington Cross Country Festival

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

High School (5K), Middle School (3200m), and Elementary (1 mile) races

You must submit your entries online using Milesplit


Online entry must be completed by Sept. 19th at 12pm. Please mail checks by  9/19.

Cost: $90 for one gender, one age group; $180 for HS boys & girls OR MS boys & girls.

$250 for HS boys & girls AND MS boys & girls.

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 Brant Evans, 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 10 to run in the varsity race,  the remainder will be entered in the JV races. You do not need to tell anyone which race a runner will participate in.  If you plan to bring more than 50 athletes please contact the race director.

Middle school coaches: All of your runners in the race 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! 

8:00 a.m. Girls Varsity (limit 10 runners)

8:30 a.m. Boys Varsity (limit 10 runners)

9:00 a.m. JV HS Girls  (unlimited, no team awards, but race will be scored & timed)

9:30 JV HS Boys (unlimited, no team awards, but race will be scored & timed)

We ask all High School Teams please leave the grounds.

10:30 MS girls 3200m (ALL runners)

11:00 MS boys 3200m (ALL runners)
11:45 Elementary Race 1 Mile (All Runners Male and Female Combined)

***All 4 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, Devon Wade, Whitefield Academy, 2019

Girls 3200m Course record: 11:57.51, Rylee Evans, Woodland Middle, 2017

Boys 3200m Course record: 11:00.94, Zachary Bobak, Junior Dragons, 2017

Top two teams in the HS and MS varsity races will receive trophies. There are no team awards in JV races.

Top 10 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 (please tell parents to bring exact change). Team buses will park for free.

Electronic results will be available online the day of the race * * All HS races are GHSA sanctioned * Course is 50% grass, 50% crushed gravel, flat and fast. * Concessions: will be available in the football stadium * Certified medical trainer will be available * Directions available online; parking at the Huffman Athletic Center on Darlington Drive. * NO REFUNDS* 

5K Interactive Route

3200 m Interactive Route

1600 m Interactive Route

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

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.