RunningLane Cross Country Championships

Sat November 20, 2021 Huntsville, AL 35801 US
Description

Join us for some post season action at the premier cross country course in the Southeast and on of the fastest courses in the nation. The regular high school season may be over, but RunningLane Cross Country Championships (RXC) provides an opportunity for high schoolers across the nation to get in one more shot at excellence. 

On Saturday, November 20  we will be hosting the post season event of the year for athletes to cap off their cross country season. 

Participants will: 

1) Run on the fastest 5k cross country course in the Southeast 

2) Have a post season championship as an individual or with their team

3) Have the opportunity to purchase an awesome RXC race shirt

We will also be hosting an open race open to participants of all ages. 

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Event schedule subject to change pending the amount of entries per each race. Championship races are subject to be divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze Divisions based upon seed time. 

9:00 Gold Race Boys

9:30 Gold Race Girls 

10:00 Boys Silver

10:30 Community Open

 

 

Awards 

*11:15 Boys Awards Ceremony 

*11:45Girls Awards Ceremony 

How will the races be divided?

For the championship Gold races we will likely divide the race into the top 20 teams by 5k average (give or take a few) and the next fastest 100 individuals. Our goal is to create the most competitive races we can and divide it in the fairest way possible! No race should exceed over ~300 runners. 

 

Team and Individual Registration
 
TEAM REGISTRATION 

The Championship boys and girls race will also have a team option. Teams are made up of 7 runners of the same gender (and same school team). Team registration is $150 for the 7. A couple of important notes about registration:

As a coach, administrator or parent you can create and pay for the team by clicking "Team registration" then click on "create team registration without registering" this allows you to pay the fee and create a password to share with your 7 runners. They must individually sign up themselves under that team name, but there will no fee once the team administrator pays. 

SEE PDF BELOW FOR STEP BY STEP TEAM SIGNUP  INSTRUCTIONS 

1) Teams must use a "club name" to sign up.(i.e. If you go to Greenbow HS, your team name cannot be "Greenbow HS." You could use the name "Gumptown Runners (Greenbow)." We want to be sure that all states involved are following all post season rules and regulations to protect compliance with eligibility practices. It is essential that each HS registers under a club name. TEAMS or Individuals cannot wear school uniforms for this race. 

2) When administrators sign up their team under the group pricing, they can create a password for their 7 runners they choose to be in the championship race. This means that each individual must take the initiative to complete their registration to be part of the team once they are given that link. It is important for liability purposes in these times to have each person fill out their own registration with a parent or guardian. 

3) Seed times will be a required question to fill out. They must be in a readable format. Please use a season best 5k mark for seeding. For example if Jane's best time of the year is 18:47, then it must be entered as such. Please do not put 2 mile times in the 5k seeding. If a world record time or an unreadable format is submitted, it will not be used. so please enter is times in the format of XX:XX.  

 

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

Those who are running on their own or not a part of their clubs team, must complete the individual registration. It is important that each individual goes through the registration process themselves and with a parent or guardian. Early registration for an individual is $25/ late registration fee (starting Nov.8) is $30. 

1) If the size of the meet gets to the point where there are multiple HS championship races, the top 100 individual seed times will be put in the championship Gold race. From there individuals will be separated into the Silver and Bronze divisions. 

2) Please be truthful and accurate with your seed times. Seed times will be a required question to fill out. They must be in a readable format. Please use a season best 5k mark for seeding. For example if Jane's best time of the year is 18:47, then it must be entered as such. Please do not put 2 mile times in the 5k seeding. If a world record time or an unreadable format is submitted, it will not be used. so please enter is times in the format of XX:XX.  

3) Middle school athletes signing up for the middle school only event will be asked for a two mile seed time. 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

PDF
OPEN RACE

After the high school and middle school events, we will be hosting an open community race. Whether you have elementary age kids who want to try out cross country or you are a parent of a high school athlete, this race is for you! We ask that no child under the age of 10 runs alone without a parent or guardian in the race. Early registration is $25 and late registration (starting Nov. 8) is $30. 

John Hunt Cross Country Park
5k Course 

 

Course Details 

This is a fast, single loop, spectator friendly course.

The start line is 100 meters wide and the course is 10 meters wide at its narrowest point. The start has ~600m straight away before it begins to narrow. This course is home to the fastest time ever by a HS girl over 5 kilometers on a cross country course (Jenna Hutchins, 15:58) and the most HS boys under 15 min in a single race (32 runners). 

 

 

AWARDS & Top 10 Marks
AWARDS 

Awards will be done for the Championship Gold Division Races. Top teams will be honored and RXC All-Americans will be recognized. Athletes finishing 1st through 10th will be1st team RXC and athletes 11th-20th will be 2nd team RXC. Awards will be done after the conclusion of the races and final results are available. 

HS Course All-Time List-5k Course

Boys HS XC 

  1. Parker Wolfe, 14:26 | 2020 RXC
  2. Creed Thompson, 14:34 | 2020 RXC
  3. Nate Jaster, 14:35 | 2020 RXC
  4. Justin Wachtel, 14:36.08 | 2020 RXC
  5. Ethan Strand, 14:36.88 | 2020 Southern Showcase 
  6. Kamari Miller, 14:37 | 2020 RXC
  7. Christian Balcer, 14:38 | 2020 RXC
  8. Harrison Witt, 14:39.36 | 2020 RXC
  9. Zane Bergen, 14:39.69 | 2020 RXC
  10. Jack Scherer 14:40 | 2020 RXC

*2020 RXC Most HS boys under 15 min in a 5k ever (32 total) 

Girls HS XC

  1. Jenna Hutchins, 15:58 (NATIONAL RECORD)| 2020 RXC
  2. Mia Prok, 16:56 | 2020 RXC
  3. Audrey DaDamio, 17:03 | 2020 RXC
  4. Avalon Mecham, 17:05 | 2020 RXC
  5. Lucca Fulkerson, 17:16.44 | 2020 RXC
  6. Madison Shults, 17:16.46 | 2020 RXC
  7. Sophia Gorriaran, 17:20 | 2020 RXC
  8. Katrina Schlenker, 17:28 | 2020 RXC
  9. Andie-Maire Jones, 17:29 | 2020 RXC
  10. Leigh Walters, 17:33 | 2020 RXC
Past Results
COVID19 Considerations

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Packet Pickup

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PARKING

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Place
2151 Airport Rd SW
Huntsville, AL US 35801
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