Meet Information

I hope that you and your team had an enjoyable summer and that your season is off to a great start. We are very pleased that you have decided to attend the 2017 edition of the "Greg Wilson Classic" and we are very proud to host our 30th annual cross country meet. We couldn't possibly host a top-notch meet without your participation so I want to sincerely thank you for coming!
PLEASE NOTE: We have discontinued the middle school races for a variety of reasons but mostly due to the heat we always face at this meet.

Date: Saturday, September 2nd

Times:
7:30 Packet pick up in the team tent area.
8:00 JV Girls Race 5k unlimited entry
8:30 JV Boys Race 5k unlimited entry
9:00 Varsity Girls Race 5k 10 runner limit
9:30 Varsity Boys Race 5k 10 runner limit
10:00 C-Team Girls Race 5k unlimited entry
10:45 C-Team Boys Race 5k unlimited entry
11:30 Awards Ceremony Top 20 in each race receive a medal

Medals: Top 20 in all races.

Location: Johnson County Community College's Campus (west side).

Heat/Weather: As you know this can be a very hot weekend. We will keep the option available to make any necessary changes to the meet format or schedule to do what is best for the kids. If the heat becomes extreme (or appears that it may) we will notify you of any changes as soon as possible. PLEASE do not enter any kids in the meet that you do not feel are
ready to complete the entire race distance.
Lightning: Please list your cell phone # on the entry spreadsheet so that I can reach you if there is lighting the morning of the meet. We will do everything in our power to run the meet that morning but not at the risk of anyone.

Restrooms: We will have portable restrooms near the starting area as well as the restrooms in the STA football stadium which is 400m southwest of the starting line. The portable toilets should be reserved for coaches and kids who are just about to race. Spectators and other athletes should use the restrooms in the football stadium. Please tell your athletes not to enter the buildings at Johnson County Community College.

T-Shirts: "Greg Wilson Classic" T-shirts and tank tops will be on sale in two separate colors.

Concessions: We will be selling Gatorade and water.

Results/Timing: KC Running Company will be chip timing and scoring the meet this year. This will hopefully eliminate the clutter in the finish area. It is imperative that athletes clear the finish area quickly after the race so it does not get congested. There is not a lot of room around the finish area. Keep parents and coaches out of the finish area and give your kids water, cold towels, etc... after they are clear of the finish corral. Results will be emailed out immediately following the meet.

Timing Chips: Due to limited space in the finish area we may not be removing chips in the finish corral. You will need to collect chips from your runners and turn them in at the concession/packet pick-up tables or at the finish line trailer. Teams may be charged for unreturned chips.

Entries: Fill in the attached excel spreadsheet with your roster: First name, Last Name, Gender and Grade. Be sure to fill in the boxes with your name, school name, email and cell phone number. Entries due by Friday, August 25th. JV and varsity races will be limited to 30 minutes. ANY RUNNER THAT YOU SUSPECT WILL TAKE LONGER THAN 30 MINUTES NEEDS TO BE ENTERED IN THE C-TEAM RACE.

Entry Fee: $60.00 per gender, $120.00 for both teams. Fee includes C Team, JV and Varsity. Please mail fee to the address at the header of this letter or bring it to the meet at packet pick up. Individual entries are $7.00 per runner.

Bus Parking: Buses will be directed to a special parking area at JCCC after they have dropped off the teams. It will still be on the west side of JCCC. Please help us by unloading your teams quickly and cooperating with our parking volunteers.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. My phone number is (913) 515-7480 and my email is jwrigley@stasaints.net. My coaching staff and I are excited that you and your team will be joining us. We thank you in advance for making this a great "first" cross country experience for so many kids. Because this is the very first meet for many of your kids we will do everything we can to make it a fun and
memorable day. I wish you and your team the very best of luck this season and thank you for starting it off with us. See you on September 2nd

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