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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
VARISTY & JV ENTRANT LIMITS:
Allowed number of athletes in middle school varsity is 10; in high school varsity it is 7. All other athletes must participate in the JV/reserve races. Thank you!
MEDALS & AWARDS:
For the high schools - We will medal the top 50 runners in each division for both JV and varsity. We award the top three varsity teams in each division. Each champion team will receive champion shirts in varsity only.
For the middle schools - We will medal the top 30 runners in each grade 6, 7, and 8 in the varsity MS races and the top 20 overall in the JV races. We award the top two varsity teams in each MS division - 1, 2 and 3/4. Each champion team will receive champion shirts in varsity only. While we allow for 10 varsity runners, we provide 7 varsity champion shirts in the MS divisions.
Saturday, October 7, 2023
2023 Race Start Time Schedule
8:15 Glory Days XC 5K Race (report 8:05)
Divisions 3 & 4
9:00 Division 4 Varsity and JV Women (report 8:50)
9:30 Division 3 Varsity and JV Women (report 9:20)
10:00 Division 4 Varsity and JV Men (report 9:50)
10:30 Division 3 Varsity and JV Men (report 10:20)
11:00 Middle School Girls Varsity (report 10:50)
11:20 Middle School Boys Varsity (report 11:10)
11:40 Middle School Girls JV (report 11:30)
12:00 Middle School Boys JV (report 11:50)
Divisions 1 & 2
12:30 Division 2 Women (report 12:20)
1:00 Division 1 Women (report 12:50)
1:30 Division 2 Men (report 1:20)
2:00 Division 1 Men (report 1:50)
2:30 Division 2 Reserve Women (report 2:20)
3:00 Division 1 Reserve Women (report 2:50)
3:30 Division 2 Reserve Men (report 3:20)
4:00 Division 1 Reserve Men (report 3:50)
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 Women Varsity - 10:30am
D3 Women Varsity - 10:50am
D3/D4 JV Women - 11:10am
D4 Men Varsity - 11:25am
D3 Men Varsity - 11:45am
D3/D4 JV Men - 12:05pm
MS Girls Varsity - 12:30pm
MS Boys Varsity - 12:45pm
MS Girls JV - 1:00pm
MS Boys JV - 1:15pm
Divisions 1 & 2
D2 Women Varsity - 2:00pm
D1 Women Varsity - 2:30pm
D2 Men Varsity - 3:00pm
D1 Men Varsity - 3:30pm
D1/D2 Women JV - 4:30pm
D1/D2 Men JV - 4:45pm
Food Features - all vendors accept cash or credit card.
On the Roll
Curry in a Hurry
The Donut Cart
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!
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 2023 Portage Invite Long Sleeve Tech Shirt $25
Commemorative 2023 Portage Invite Poly Blend Short Sleeve Shirt $20
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.