JOHN HUNT XC SERIES #2-Hosted by St. John Paul II Catholic High School (JPII)
The John Hunt XC Series meets are a series of meets created in the spirit of
bringing back the weekday, small cross country meet that has become a necessity
in these COVID-19 pandemic times. We are only allowing up to 200 runners for
the entire meet! We will allow each team to enter up to 10 runners per
division. *If you are interested in entering this meet, please email Steve
Boyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to
request entry and the password. This meet may fill up quick!
Venue: JOHN HUNT PARK
Address: 2151 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 (turn left at
Jaycee Way red light from US-231)
Registration Fee: $150 Maximum overall fee per school. If your
team can afford to do a little more to help me cover the cost of the meet, then
I would greatly appreciate it.
MAKE CHECKS OUT TO: St. John Paul II Catholic High
IF YOUR BUSINESS OFFICE NEEDS THE FOLLOWING; PLEASE REACH OUT TO
PHONE 256-430-1760 EXT. 113
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity 2 Mile *note this is not a JH/MS division *max 7
5:15 PM Boys Junior Varsity 2 Mile *note this is not a JH/MS division *max 7
5:30 PM Girls Varsity 5k *max 7 entries
5:45 PM Boys Varsity 5k *max 7 entries
ENTRIES: Entries close Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST.
*ONLY 7 ENTRIES PER DIVISION! 28 total
runners per team.
Awards: *We will do ribbons to top 10 in each race as they
cross the finish line. We will announce team scores over the PA system and 1st
place overall team in each division will receive a trophy. We will give trophy
to coach of winning team. To observe social distancing, we will not hold a
formal award ceremony.
Course: See map link for course map.
RUNNERS: We wont mandate that runners wear a mask for any times
while running, walking to start line chute or walking back to team area from
finish line. During times of stationary activities though, it is imperative
that you and your team wear your facial coverings to prevent the possible
transmission of COVID-19.
SPECTATORS, COACHES, RACE OFFICIALS: All must be diligent of
wearing their facial covering during the duration of this event.
Team Tent Area
The starting line is to the west of the main entrance and parking lot. Teams
can put their team tents behind the start line or on the hill adjacent to the
starting line. As long as each tent and team is a minimum of roughly 100 feet
of one another and other spectator frequently traveled areas, it wont matter
where you set up because the venue is so vast.
Once all the teams are registered, I will assign each team a team box.
These will be more like starting chutes. Each team will have their own box and
plenty of room to spread out within their box. There will be 6' spacing between
a team box and the next box that is occupied by a team.
We are not requiring that athletes wear a mask during the warmup and around the
starting area, but we are asking that they stay with their team and go through
the pre-race preparations with their team. The layout and spacing will easily
allow for the necessary distance and therefore a mask will not be necessary.
Timing: Solid Rock Race Timing Co.
Eddie Mason, the head timer will be using disposable chips so the athletes will
pass through the finish line and keep going. There will be no need to stop and
bunch up around the finish line area.
Finish Line Refreshments
We will not be providing general water coolers for all at the finish line, but
we will have tables at the finish line with your schools name on it so you and
your athletes can place your own post-race refreshment.
We will park buses in the gravel parking lot just below the spectator parking
lot directly near the start line.
Additional parking can be found near the sand volleyball courts as well.
Please communicate with your parents that they MUST wear a facial covering and
encourage them to spread out along the course and make this a great racing
environment. We would prefer that they don't bunch up around the starting and
finishing area. The course is wide open and spectator friendly. Please
encourage them to spread out and cheer their team on throughout the course.
Restrooms: There will be bathroom access near the start line
and at the sand volleyball complex.
Parking fee: $TBA
Please let me know if I have forgotten something.
I will keep the communication open and fluid leading up to the meet using
St. John Paul II Catholic High School (Huntsville, AL)
Cross Country Head Coach
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