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Have you ever been curious what it would look like if the fastest individuals and teams got together at the same venue without the unnecessary requirement to qualify at a regional meet? The Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships is the answer to this question, no need to run a regional meet hours away, only to hope you qualify. Just sign up for RunningLane with your best individual or team performances and we will place you in the fastest race you or your team qualify for.
On Saturday, December 4 we will be hosting the post season event of the year for athletes to cap off their cross country season.
1) Run on the fastest 5k cross country course in the Nation!
2) Have a post season championship as an individual or with their team!
3) Have the opportunity to earn amazing individual and team awards!
We will also be hosting an open race open to participants of all ages.
YOU CAN WATCH ALL OF THE RACES LIVE ON MILESPLIT! INFO CLICK HERE!
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.
Tentative Schedule, subject to change.
7:30 - Community Race
8:00 - Blue Boys Race
8:30 - Bronze Girls Race
9:00 - Bronze Boys Race
9:30 - Silver Girls Race
10:00 - Silver Boys Race
10:45 - Gold Girls Race
11:30 - Boys Gold Race
Awards will take place at 12:15 PM.
For the championship Gold races we will likely divide the race into the top 30 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.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR INDIVIDUALS & TEAMS: Selection Criteria Click Here!
PERFORMANCE LIST FOR INDIVIDUALS & TEAMS: Performance List Click Here!
THESE WILL BE UPDATED EVERY COUPLE OF DAYS. ALTITUDE CONVERSIONS DONE FOR PERFORMANCES ABOVE 3,000FT.
THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR TEAMS IS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28TH. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL IS MONDAY NOVEMBER 29TH!
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.
1) Some states require teams to register as club teams for postseason races. If your state has these rules, you MUST sign up under a club name. (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. Schools from states that do not have these rules in place can register as either their high school's name or a club name if they so choose.
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.
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.
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) There will not be a middle school 2 mile. Middle schoolers are more than welcome to run, we will convert their 2 mile time to 5K if they do not already have a 5K time.
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.
After the high 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.
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 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.
Boys HS XC
*2020 RXC Most HS boys under 15 min in a 5k ever (32 total)
Girls HS XC
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS: 1st, 2nd, 3rd will receive RXC Belts (see below). 1-10 will receive blinged out Championship All-American Rings along with 1st Team All-American Shirts
TOP 11-20 INDIVIDUALS: Will receive 2nd Team All-American Shirts
The winning boys and girls teams will be etched into RXC history on our 3' Perpetual Trophy. **2020 Boys Champion: American Fork (UT) & 2020 Girls Champion: Mountain Vista (CO)
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Huntsville International Airport is a 20 Minute drive to the John Hunt Cross Country Course.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is a ~100 mile or ~90 minute drive to the John Hunt Cross Country Course.
Nashville International Airport is a ~120 mile or ~2 hour drive to the John Hunt Cross Country Course.
Packet Pickup will be on FRIDAY December 3rd from 11am-7pm central time. Coaches and teams may preview the course at any time on Thursday or Friday. There will be large white tents near the bathrooms and plenty of parking throughout the area. Just Love Coffee Cafe will have food and drinks available for purchase on both Friday & Saturday.
RunningLane Cross Country Championships T-shirts & Hoodies will be available to purchase at packet pickup. Fleet Feet Huntsville will also have shoes and running gear for sale as well.
RACE DAY Packet Pickup. We STRONGLY encourage everyone to pick up your packets if at all possible on Friday. Saturday morning there will be massive crowds and expect long lines. The races will go off at their designated time so please plan accordingly! Packet Pickup on Saturday will begin at 6:00am central time.
2151 Airport Rd SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
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