Randolph Invitational 2021

Huntsville, AL
Timing/Results *Xpress Timing

Meet Information

Greetings Cross Country Coaches:

Welcome to the first annual "Randolph Invitational" at John Hunt Cross Country Park.  As most of you may know, the course is popular with the athletes, being an extremely fast course, as it's the same course from the "Running Lane National Championhips" and the ever popular "Southern Showcase".   This will be the same course as the AHSAA Sectional Championships in late Ocotber as well as the NCAA Division 1 South Regional Championships in November!  This will be a great oppurtunity for your athletes to get a fast time and huge confidence before their sectionals/state championships in a couple weeks!  Don't miss out!  

RACE EVENT VENUE: John Hunt Cross Country Park (2151 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801)

MEET FEES (www.alabamarunners.com registration): $7 per runner (maximum payment of $400)**After online entries close, your team will owe the amount entered at the time of entry process closed on October 10th. If you bring fewer runners than the amount you initially entered, you still owe for the initial amount at the time the entry process closed.Payments Mail or pay at meet only.

*Make Checks out to Randolph School Cross Country(You can bring your check to the meet or mail to Randolph School, C/O James Terwilliger, 1005 Drake Ave., Huntsville, AL 35802)
Entries Close Sunday, October 10th at 11:00 PM. 


1:00pm Course Opens

3:45pm Junior High Girls 2 Mile Race Start (only grades 7-9)

4:00pm Junior High Boys 2 Mile Race Start (only grades 7-9)

4:15pm Varsity Girls 3.1 Mile Race Start

4:45pm Varsity Boys 3.1 Mile Race Start

5:30pm Awards Ceremony for ALL Races


TEAMS:  Top 2 teams will receive a trophy in each division (JHG, JHB, VG, VB)

INDIVIDUALS: Top 15 inidividuals will receive a commemerative award in each division (JHG, JHB, VG, VB)


- Huntsville Sports Commission

- Fleet Feet Sports










Timing: Xpress Timing, Dan Passen -


Universal Sound-DJ at Meet, Scott Adams - 

Universal Sound DJ Race Day Info

PARKING: Huntsville Parking Services will be charging $5 for parking.

Tell your spectators to bring correct cash please!! Early arrival is suggested as spillover lots will be a bit further of a walk. There will be plenty of handicap parking near the course. Buses can drop off in the circular turnaround near

the sand volleyball complex.

* Spectator / individual vehicle parking will begin near the course on the south side of Airport Rd and begin
spilling out across the north side of airport road as necessary.

* Bus parking will begin with drop-offs at the circle turn around near sand volleyball complex on south side
of Airport Rd, then move to bus parking areas.

WEATHER: We will be monitoring the weather. If adjustments

must be made it will be on a day-by -day basis and we will inform you ASAP via email.  If we need to delay during the meet due to dangerous weather, you and your team will be instructed to move

to cars & buses to wait for a later start.
Concessions & vendors: Please inform your teams!
- Multiple food trucks will be on site. Happi Pappi Beignets, New South Hot Dog & Sushi, Big Shakes Hot Chicken, Kona Ice, among others!
- Fleet Feet Sports will be onsite with merchandise
- Eagle Sportz will be on site creating custom meet t-shirts
Coaches Hospitality / Team Check In
Coaches hospitality will be available at the pavillion closest to the parking lot, adjacent to the tan aluminum building. 
Safety/Health Protocol
We will have both HEMSI and Randolph athletic trainers on site
We will have a very large finish chute, & do a bottle of water per finisher in lieu of shared water

coolers and cups
Team tent placement:
* We will have two primary areas for team tents. 
A- east of the meet hub pavilion area (tin storage shed) in the open grass area - we will have painted
square "lanes" in this area. Please do not place tents outside of these lanes - we are trying to create clear

walking space by doing this
B - Beside the easternmost sand volleyball court - large grass area - this area

will not be lined off and is first come, first serve.
Please do not place tents anywhere else / do not place them west of the meet hub or the sand volleyball complex

(West would be the Tennis Center side of the park).
Starting line / finish chute areas:

-Please inform your spectators that no parents are allowed inside the starting box area or the finish chute
are for  coaches and athletes only

-The starting area is huge, and we are going to do our best to rope this off - it will help if you stress this to


- One of the major logistics issues with the course is starts of races while spectators are in the finish chute

area - please help us by informing your runners / spectators that when they finish they need to make

their way quickly back to team areas, or be sure to be inside the lane that runs between the start and finish line area. 
-We will have volunteers cutting chips in the finish chute, BUT please remember to turn in all your extra,

unused chips to Xpress Timing ASAP before leaving the meet

Bathroom Facilities:

-We will have plenty of portas throughout John Hunt Park, as well as several near the start line in the upper

parking lot closest to the start. We will also have 2 out at the finish line.

* The city keeps a mobile bathroom unit on site at the park as well

Trash/ Personal Items:

* Please help clear any trash/personal items left at the start/finish areas as well as in and around your team
tents. Help keep our great park clean so the city continues allowing us to use it for this event & others.

- We will have a lost and found at the Coaches Hospitality and Team Check In pavilion.

* There will be a plethora of photographers on site including We Run Huntsville, and others. You will be
able to find them on the meet page soon after the event. Any others I will send in a debriefing email.

Park Rules:

* No pets or bicycles are allowed in the park at any time. Please inform your programs.