Apple Harvest Invitational

Sat September 26, 2020 Winchester, VA US 22601 Directions

Open 2 mile

$5 10:30AM EDT Registration ends September 26, 2020 at 10:15am EDT

Open 1 Mile

$5 11:00AM EDT Registration ends September 26, 2020 at 10:45am EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

161 Apple Pie Ridge Rd
Winchester, VA US 22601

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

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


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 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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