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Meet Information


*Be sure to check the genders are correct.

** All teams should have recieved an Athletic.net invitation.  Please accept our inviation on Anet as soon as possible if you have not yet.






Teams listed on the above pdf’s were last updated on 9-16-16.  Please email Matt Swanson with any issues regarding your teams entries/divisions/etc ASAP.


All athletes must be registered by 9/18/2016 by Midnight.  Remember, we cannot/do not do additions.  Please register any and all athletes who have the potential to compete.

Register all athletes grades 6-8 in the Middle School Division.  New to this year – 6th graders can compete in the 7/8th grade race.  Any 6th grader who competes in the 7/8th grade race will not be allowed to run in th 6th grade race and will not be eligable for awards in the 6th grade division.   6th graders who compete in the 7/8th grade race are eligable to count for there team in the 7/8 race and are eligable for the 7/8 awards.

Event Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016


COURSE LOCATION: Portage West Middle School – 7145 Moorsbridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024

HOST COACHES: Matthew Swanson (mswanson@portageps.org Portage Northern) Mike Northuis (mknorthuis@ppps.org Portage Central)

For registration questions please contact Matt Swanson.

Coaches, please download the following information (updates for 2016 coming soon):


2016 Portage Invitational Time Schedule
8:15        Glory Days XC 5K Race (report 8:05)

Divisions 3 & 4
9:00        Division 4 Men (report 8:50)
9:30        Division 3 Men (report 9:20)
10:00      Division 4 Women (report 9:50)
10:30      Division 3 Women (report 10:20)
11:00      Division 3 & 4 Reserve Men (report 10:50)
11:30      Division 3 & 4 Reserve Women (report 11:20)

Middle School
12:00      Middle School Boys (report 11:50)
12:20      Middle School Girls (report 12:10)
12:40      6th Grade Boys and Girls (report 12:30)

Divisions 1 & 2
1:00    Division 2 Men (report 12:50)
1:30    Division 1 Men (report 1:20)
2:00    Division 2 Women (report 1:50)
2:30    Division 1 Women (report 2:20)
3:00    Division 2 Reserve Men (report 2:50)
3:30    Division 1 Reserve Men (report 3:20)
4:00    Division 2 Reserve Women (report 3:50)
4:30    Division 1 Reserve Women (report 4:20)



  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.


  • Please redeem your Results Ticket at the Registration tent, you will be provided one copy of results for your races.
  • We plan to have awards about 45 minutes after the start of each race. Awards will be on the hill near the tennis courts.
  • 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.
  • ChampionshipUnder 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 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.