Meet directors Lindy Remigino and Ron Knapp invite all high school and middle school teams to the state's oldest cross country invitational, the 61st Greater Hartford XC Invite on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain. We welcome teams to take advantage of the new meet format this year as a Varsity Championship Race has replaced the former Charter Race run in previous years. The Championship Race is limited to the fastest 10-15 boys and girls teams determined by a 5-person team seed time provided by the coach while completing the Intent to Enter form. High school coaches can also supply updated team times until entries close on Sunday, Sep. 26, 2010. There is also a Varsity Open Race for high school teams who don't qualify for the Championship Race or who cannot make the start time. We will also require names of all participants in each race this year in order to provide complete finish results from Fast Track Timing.
Coaches are invited to join us in the invitational for any team that features a scenic, mostly grass and trail course. The meet offers boys and girls race events for all levels including Middle School, Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity on very fan-friendly race courses that include a measured 5km course for Varsity Boys and Girls. Awards include Medals to the first 20 runners in all Races, Silver Revere bowls to the winning and second place teams in the Championship and Open Races, and Silver Revere bowls to each individual winner in Championship and Open Races.
We are again conducting separate boys and girls Middle School Races for 6th, 7th and 8th grade athletes. The Middle School races will use a 1.1-mile course. Medals are awarded to the first 20 runners.
All interested coaches should use the Online Intent to Enter form to register their team and provide contact information.