We strive for excellence to ensure an incredible event experience for the student athletes, coaches, spectators and community fans.  Any questions can be directed to Carrie, the event director at portageinvitational@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

2022 Race Start Time Schedule

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

 

Divisions 3 & 4

9:00 Division 4 Varsity and JV Men (report 8:50)

9:30 Division 3 Varsity and JV Men (report 9:20)

10:00   Division 4 Varsity and JV Women (report 9:50)

10:30   Division 3 Varsity and JV Women (report 10:20)

 

Middle School

*Varsity is considered the top 10 runners on a team.

*JV is considered all other runners not in the top 10.

11:00   Middle School Boys Varsity (report 10:50)

11:20   Middle School Girls Varsity (report 11:10)

11:40    Middle School Boys JV (report 11:30)

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

 

Divisions 1 & 2

12:30 Division 2 Men (report 12:20)

1:00 Division 1 Men (report 12:50)

1:30 Division 2 Women (report 1:20)

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

2:30 Division 2 Reserve Men (report 2:20)

3:00 Division 1 Reserve Men (report 2:50)

3:30 Division 2 Reserve Women (report 3:20)

4:00 Division 1 Reserve Women (report 3:50)

Awards Schedule

All times are approximate.  We will try our best to stay on schedule for you!

Times were determined through consideration of the need for coaches and team’s to connect, cool down, and to watch their teammates run in other races.

Divisions 3 & 4

D4 Men Varsity - 10:30am

D3 Men Varsity - 10:50am

D3/D4 JV Men - 11:10am

D4 Women Varsity - 11:25am

D3 Women Varsity - 11:45am

D3/D4 JV Women - 12:05pm

 

Middle School

MS Boys Varsity - 12:30pm

MS Girls Varsity - 12:45pm

MS Boys JV - 1:00pm

MS Girls JV - 1:15pm

 

Divisions 1 & 2

D2 Men Varsity - 2:00pm

D1 Men Varsity - 2:30pm

D2 Women Varsity - 3:00pm

D1 Women Varsity - 3:30pm

D1/D2 Men JV - 4:30pm

D1/D2 Women JV - 4:45pm

Food Features - all vendors accept cash or credit card.

Moe’s BBQ

The best BBQ has to offer!  Ribs, brisket, pulled pork, delicious sides and more from $3.00 (sides and soda) up to $25.00 (full rack of ribs).

Taste of Freedom 

Delicious breakfast burritos, hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries, sweet treats, lemonade and gatorade!  Get a meal starting around $6.00!

Big Mike’s Kettle Corn

 Feeling like an awesome snack!  Big Mike’s has you covered with Fresh Popped Kettle Corn, Caramel Corn, and Flavored Corn from $6-$8!

Coffee Rescue

Get your caffeine fix with warm (or cold) coffee drinks!  Coffee or hot chocolate starts at $2.50 and specialty drinks around $5.50. 



Shirt Pricing & Sizing

Commemorative 2022 Portage Invite Brooks Long Sleeve Tech Shirt  $30

Youth sizes are unavailable. The following women’s/men’s sizes translate into youth sizing: 

Women’s XS (Men’s XXS) is Youth Medium 

Women’s Small (Men’s XS) is Youth Large

Women’s Medium (Men’s Small) is Youth XL

Commemorative 2022 Portage Invite Poly Blend Short Sleeve Shirt  $20

Past Years' Commemorative Shirt Long Sleeve & Tech Short Sleeve  $15

Past Years' Commemorative Shirt Non-Tech Short Sleeve $10

Parking and Drop Off Information
This is a very large event with crowd sizes between 15,000 and 20,000 people.  There will be traffic congestion so plan ahead to ensure your team and spectators arrive with time to spare.

 

TEAM DROP OFF
Teams should plan on entering Moorsbridge Rd from the South off of West Centre Ave.  Proceed North on Moorsbridge Rd and enter the Moorsbridge Elementary School Driveway.  Parking attendants will direct you where your team can unload.  There is no parking available for Team Buses at this location.  There is limited parking for Team Vans just to the North of Portage West Middle School on a first come basis.  Team Buses shall exit and proceed North on Moorsbridge Rd to Romence Rd.  Heading East to Sears Drive and enter the Crossroads Mall.  Shuttle service FOR BUS DRIVERS and COACHES ONLY will be available to and from Crossroads Mall.  There is no parking or shuttle service available for the general public at the mall.  Please encourage your team's super-fans to plan accordingly.

 

PAID EVENT AND HANDICAP PARKING
Handicap Parking is available in front of Portage West Middle School with a valid Plate or Placard.  Visitors can choose to park adjacent to the event at Portage West Middle School or Moorsbridge Elementary for $10.00/vehicle.  Those leaving will need to pay again to re-enter the lot. 

FREE STREET PARKING
There is an abundance of free street parking surrounding the event.  Short walks of 5 to 10 minutes should be expected.  The Portage Invite has three shuttle golf carts that patrol the street parking to help those in need.  We unfortunately do not have this as a service you can call or schedule.  If you happen to see one, feel free to flag it down and request a ride.

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