11/05/13 – Cross Country State Information

November 5, 2013 Cross Country Blog Updates

Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2013 State Cross Country Championship.  

First, I would like to thank the eight regional host for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regional” this past Saturday.

There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website. The state instructions have been updated, lane assignments are now posted, course maps and directions to the Kentucky Horse Park are available, and the state meet time schedule is posted.  Cross Country | Kentucky High School Athletic Association

Practice time is once again available on Friday. This is the only day that this is allowed.  The times available are from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.  SafetyTek will be available for medical needs.

Saturday the team packets will be available beginning at 7:30 am.  Please do not arrive earlier than 7:30 am.  

We will be using chip timing for all races. This means that a chip will be on your runners bib numbers.  This chip does not need to be returned.  This system will allow for the elimination of chutes at the finish.  We are also opening an additional area near the finish line for additional viewing.  

As you have read, two coaches will be allowed on the course this year.  Coaches must be qualified coaches under bylaw 25 (have had all the proper training, including the sports safety course and the online rules clinic). Our officials ask that coaches be aware of the course and not to interfere with any runners.

If your school wants to credential a student for a media pass please use the following form. khsaa.org/forms/si103.pdf

Please remind your parents that the campground is the only part of the KHP where spending the night is allowed, admission gates will open at 7:30 am with the cost being $10 with 10 and under free, and please remind them that dogs will not be allowed at the Horse Park in the area past the admission gate.

There are still rooms available to the Clarion Hotel on Newtown Pike for $89 per night.

We look forward to seeing you at the Kentucky Horse Park this Saturday.

– KHSAA –

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