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TEL: 269- 348-0930
E-MAIL: portageinvitational@gmail.com
MAILING: PO Box 93, Portage, MI 49081
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Portage West Middle School
7145 Moorsbridge Road
Portage, MI 49024
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We strive for excellence to ensure an incredible event experience for the student athletes, coaches, spectators and community fans.  This year we have made some changes to the race schedule.  Please take some time to look over these changes.  Any questions can be directed to Carrie, the event director at portageinvitational@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Changes made:

  • Divisions 3 and 4 still run separately, however, the Varsity and JV runners are now combined in each division.  

    • The top 50 finishers will still receive medals at both the Varsity and JV levels.  

    • Division 3 and 4 coaches will no longer have to declare their seven varsity runners.

  • Middle School now combines 6th, 7th, and 8th grade runners.  Middle Schools are separated into Division A, Division B, and Division C.  You can find which division your middle school is in here: Participating Teams

    • Division B & C will run together and Division A will run separately.  See the race times below.  Each race has approximately the same amount of runners.

    • Divisions are decided based on school enrollment, however, will be split based on registration numbers in the PI.  Your division in the PI race is not necessarily a reflection of the MHSAA division to which your High School belongs.  

    • The top 20 finishers in each grade level - 6, 7, and 8 - will receive medals.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

2019 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)

 

Middle School

11:00 Middle School Girls Division A (report 10:50)

11:20 Middle School Girls Division B & C   (report 11:10)

11:40  Middle School Boys Division A   (report 11:30)

12:00 Middle School Boys Division B & C  (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)

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.