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Meet Information



Date of Event:  October 7, 2017

Meet Location – Portage West Middle School –  7145 Mooresbridge Road, Portage MI 49024

Entry Fee:  High School – $125 Per Team or $250 for both Boys’ and Girls Teams

Middle School (includes 6th Grade with a seperate 6th grade race)  – $85 per team or $170 for both Boy’s and Girls

Late Fee:  Teams will be charged a $25 late fee after November 1, 2017

Please make checks payable to: “Portage Cross Country Invitational”

Mail all Checks to to:  Portage Cross Country Invitational

PO BOX 340

Portage MI 49081

 Please do not send checks to the Portage Schools.

Meet information will be provided at:   www.Portageinvite.com

Registration Questions: Please Contact Matt Swanson  mswanson@portageps.org 231-580-4996

Roster Registration must be done on  www.athletic.net     Due:  September 17, 2017

Participating Schools must be accept the invite to the meet on athletic.net by September 1st, 2017


2017 Portage Invite  Time Schedule

8:15        Glory Days XC 5K Race (report 8:05)

Divisions 3 & 4

9:00        Division 4 Women (report 8:50)

9:30        Division 3 Women (report 9:20)

10:00      Division 4 Men (report 9:50)

10:30      Division 3 Men (report 10:20)

11:00      Division 3 & 4 Reserve Women (report 10:50)

11:30      Division 3 & 4 Reserve Men (report 11:20)

Middle School

12:00      Middle School Girls (report 11:50)

12:20      Middle School Boys (report 12:10)

12:40      6th Grade Boys and Girls (report 12:30)

Divisions 1 & 2

1:00    Division 2 Women (report 12:50)

1:30    Division 1 Women (report 1:20)

2:00    Division 2 Men (report 1:50)

2:30    Division 1 Men (report 2:20)

3:00    Division 2 Reserve Women (report 2:50)

3:30    Division 1 Reserve Women (report 3:20)

4:00    Division 2 Reserve Men (report 3:50)

4:30    Division 1 Reserve Men (report 4:20)

Concessions will be available on site.


Shirts Available for Purchase:

  • Under Armour Long Sleeve $30
  • Cotton T Shirt $15


  1. Race numbers with Magnetic Strips for timing.  (DO NOT BEND OR BREAK THESE STRIPS- YOUR NUMBER MUST NOT BE MODIFIED)
  2. Box assignments
  3. Course map

There is no need to declare your varsity runners. Any of your 7 runners who were registered may run in the varsity races. You do not need to designate who these runners are. All other runners will run in the reserve races.

Runners must wear the bib on the FRONT of their singlet so that it is visible. 4 pins have been provided for each bib. Bibs may not be altered, such as cutting, folding or wrinkling.

Please Return ALL UNUSED D-TAGS to the registration tent


Course is open for preview the night before after 5:00 P.M.  Please be courteous to our set up crew and not move any of the starting area, gates, rope, etc..

Athletes may preview the course throughout the day. Please ask your runners to move off the course when other races are competing.

DO NOT CROSS ANY TIMING MATS WHEN PREVIEWING THE COURSE. If a person wearing a chip crosses the timing mats while previewing the course, this could create errors in the scoring and timing of the races.

MICHIGAN UNIFORM RULES: Regarding uniforms, tights and undershirts must be of a single solid color, and match all other team members. Hats and headbands must also be of a single solid color, but do not have to match teammates. Watches are permissible. If you should have questions please ask one of the starters prior to your race.


  • 7 t-shirts to each paid H.S. team courtesy of the Portage Invitational, Under Armour, and Gazelle Sports.
  • Trophies to top three teams in each division, including middle school and 6th grade races.
  • Championship Under Armour Long Sleeve shirts to the winning team (7) in each varsity division, middle school and 6th grade.
  • Medals to the top 50 in all races.
  • Results tickets – please present these to pick up a copy of the results for your race.
  • 6th graders may run in either the Middle School Races (up to 2 sixth graders per team) or 6th Grade race.  Any 6th grader who runs in the middle school race is not eligible for the 6th grade race or awards in the 6th grade race.  They can score and earn awards in the race in which they compete only.