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Meet Information

See the two links below for downloadable pdf’s for spectators and parents.

Link to results:  http://results.active.com/events/portage-invitational–10  

2017 Portage Invite – ONE PAGE PDF SPECTATOR INFO

2017 Portage Invite Coaches and Spectator Info

Box Assignments DIVISION 1 Men and Women

Box Assignments DIVISION 2 Men and Women

Box Assignments Division 3 Men and Women

Box Assignments Division 4 Men and Women

Box Assignments – MS- Teams and 6th Grade Race

PORTAGE INVITE  2017  – CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL

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

TIME SCHEDULE FOR 2017 PORTAGE INVITE:

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.

2016

Shirts Available for Purchase:

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

PACKET CONTAINS:

  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
  4. RACE BIBS & VARSITY ENTRY

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 PREVIEW:

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.

RESULTS & AWARDS.

  • 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.

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN We are required to follow the MHSAA guidelines of waiting 30 minutes from the last detection of thunder or lightning. An announcement will be made from our DJ and Race Announcer. In the event of inclement weather (thunder, lightning, tornado, etc.), athletes and spectators shall utilize the provided plan for taking shelter: WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL • Division 1 and Division 3 High School Teams; • Middle School Teams with letters A-I. MOORSBRIDGE ELEMENTARY • Division 2 and Division 4 High School Teams; • Middle School Teams with letters J-Z.

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING •

GETTING HERE

o VIA US-131  Take Exit 31 East on Centre St. to Moorsbridge Rd, turn left (North) to Event.

o VIA I-94:  Take Exit 75 South on Oakland Dr, proceed South past Romence Rd, turn right (West) on Centre St, turn right (North) on Moorsbridge Rd to Event.

EVENT ACCESS – PORTAGE INVITE IS FREE TO SPECTATORS   $10 PER CAR FOR  PREFERRED ON SITE PARKING 

TEAMS, COACHES, SPECTATORS, and VOLUNTEERS – PLEASE ALLOW FOR EXTRA TRAVEL TIME

  • Vehicles will not be allowed to turn south on Moorsbridge Road from Romence after 8:30 A.M;
  • Vehicles, Busses, etc. arriving after 8:30AM will be redirected past Moorsbridge to take a left Angling Road, then left on Centre St, and then left on Moorsbridge.
  • Buses will be parked off site at  879 Mall Drive , Portage.   When a team is ready to be picked up- they must check in at the bus loop and call their bus.  Buses who pull into the bus loop for pick up will be sent out if a team is not ready.  We will provide shuttles from the bus parking for coaches and bus drivers.  
  • Limited Van Parking is available to coaches on site.  Coaches can also park on the streets north and east of the school and have a short walk.  Coaches can use the bus loop to drop off items if needed.  
  • SPECTATORS
  •  There is no entry fee for spectators
  • Drivers must approach on Moorsbridge from the South via Centre Ave.
  • Limited on-site spectator parking for $10.00/car (CASH ONLY). No Busses, RV or Trailers permitted in this area;
  • You must pay again to re-enter.
  • HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE PARKING
  • Limited on-site Handicap Accessible spectator parking\No Busses, RV or Trailers permitted in this area;
  • INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE DROP OFF
  • There is an access to the course off of Leawood St,
  • Follow the signs denoting where Athletes can enter thru the fence •
  • ADDITIONAL SPECTATOR PARKING
  • Additional spectator parking exists in the neighborhoods on the North and East sides of the course off of Romence. These areas along the street are less than a 5 minute walk from the course.
  • Located to the North, Amberly Elementary, 6637 Amberly St, Portage, MI 49024 and neighborhood surrounding is about a 3-5 minute walk to the Event.
  • FREE –  ALTERNATE OFF-SITE PARKING WITH SHUTTLE
  • Off-site parking is available at Crossroads Mall to lessen traffic around the course.
  • Parking will be available on the Southeast end of Crossroads Mall (NEAR SEARS) located just North of Romence Road and West of Westnedge;
  • Shuttles will run approximately every 15 minutes and drop off/pick-up on Leawood Street which is on the East side of the XC course;
  • Parking and shuttle at the mall is FREE.