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The team races are by invitation only. If you are interested in bringing a team, contact Craig Woshner, AD, at 540-667-2590/x842381
JAMES WOOD HIGH SCHOOL Athletic Department 161 Apple Pie Ridge Road Winchester, VA 22603 Phone (540) 667-2590 x842381 or email@example.com
Dear Coach and Athletic Director:
Your middle school is invited to participate in the 16th Annual Apple Harvest Cross Country Invitational to be held at James Wood on Saturday, September 28, 2019 with races beginning at 9:30 AM. We hope to exceed last year’s competition in which we had fourteen teams, so if you know of other schools who may wish to compete, please feel free to pass along this information. We will also continue the open races for students in grades 1 through 6 that will follow the middle school races. We plan to have chip timing again in this year’s races.
Please fill out, detach, and return the bottom portion of this letter indicating your intentions or simply respond by email. Entry fees will remain $80.00 for the boys and girls races (or $40.00 per division if running only boys or girls) and are not due until September 1. Entries will again be unlimited. More detailed information will be mailed to those schools attending in early August.
Our races have a reputation for being among the most organized, exciting, and spectator- friendly meets in Northern Virginia, and along with the youth races, a meet that promotes the sport in our schools. We hope you will join us and contribute to the growth of distance running in the Shenandoah Valley.
Craig M. Woshner, Athletic Director
Fax (540) 667-5226 ext. 84238
Please complete, detach, and mail to address above, or simply email information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Name
Athletic Director and Coach
Phone Number and email address
Yes, we will attend the 2019 Apple Harvest Invitational
No, we will not attend the 2019 Apple Harvest Invitational
TIME SCHEDULE (tentative)
7:30 AM Course opens for teams to walk
8:45 AM Coaches meeting—Baseball stadium bleachers
9:15 AM Middle School girls race (unlimited entries)
9:55 AM Middle School boys race (unlimited entries)
10:30 AM Grade 4-6 open 2 mile race
11:00 AM Grade 1-3 open 1 mile race
11:30 AM Awards Ceremony—Baseball infield
Awards: Medals for top 20 places in both middle school races
Plaques for top three teams in each division
Medals for top seven runners on each placing team
Medals for top 3 places for boys & girls in each open grade level
Entry Fees: $80.00 (or $10.00 per runner if entering individual athletes)
$5.00 for grade 1-6 open races (must complete registration form)
Course: 2.0 miles. Gently rolling, mostly grass, crosses three driveways.
Location: James Wood High School off of Route 522 North, Winchester. School address is 161 Apple Pie Ridge Road, Winchester, VA 22603. Go to www.mapquest.com for detailed directions from your school. To get to the baseball stadium, continue on Apple Pie Ridge past the high school’s main entrance, and the stadium will be another 400 meters on your left.
Parking: All buses, mini-vans, and spectators must park in the Apple Pie Ridge student lot. DO NOT park in the two church lots indicated on the map. Overflow parking is available at JWHS and a short path will lead you to the event area. JAMES WOOD HIGH SCHOOL Athletic Department 161 Apple Pie Ridge Road Winchester, VA 22603 Phone (540) 667-2590 x84238
Course Records: HS Girls 5K: Sara Bowman Fauquier 20:02 2001
HS Boys 5K: Bobby Lockhart John Handley 15:38 2001
MS Girls: Nicole Ranney Warren County 12:34.0 2016
MS Boys: James Harris Admiral Byrd 11:18.0 2016
Coaches Meeting: All coaches are asked to meet in the baseball stadium bleachers at 8:45 AM. PLEASE BE PROMPT.
Dressing Facilities: There will be no dressing facilities available, so please dress prior to departure. Restrooms are available at the baseball stadium.
Water: Please bring your own water coolers and cups or bottles
Chip Timing: Chip timing will be provided by 5Runners Timing. Please be sure chips are securely attached to each runner’s shoe. Coaches are asked to collect all team chips and return them to the press box area as soon as possible after the race. If any chips are lost, the school will be contacted and charged for the chip.
We look forward to hosting the runners, coaches, and fans on September 28th!
Craig Woshner, AD
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