Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede

September 14, 2013 @ Escambia Equestrian Center in Pensacola, FL

Hosted by West Florida Tech HS     Timing/Results: Elite Timing and Event Management    

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PENSACOLA, Fla. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Catherine Fakler ran 5,000 meters in a season-best 19 minutes, 4.8 seconds Saturday to finish third out of...
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A great weekend of Cross Country
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Additional Information

Chip/transponder timing provided by Elite Timing.
Sanctioning Sanctioned by FHSAA and NFHS for six states: TN, LA, MS, AL, GA and FL.

Location & Course
Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, Florida.

Register at The registration deadline is 11:59pm Monday, September 9th. You must enter every athlete including junior varsity runners. On race day you will send up to 10 runners from any of the runners you registered to the varsity race and the rest will run in the junior varsity race. You don't need to predetermine who is running which race.

Entry Fees
Varsity Races: $60 for a single Varsity Boys or Girls team, $120 for both. If you do not have a full varsity girls or boys team, the cost per individual Varsity Runner is $15. Make checks payable to West Florida High School and mail them to Jeffrey Oliver, West Florida High School, 2400 Longleaf Dr., Pensacola, FL, 32526. Payments can be made the day of the race.
J.V. Races: Free and unlimited for both boys and girls teams as long as each team has a paid varsity team running. Otherwise it is $60 per gender to enter an unlimited number of runners or $15 a runner.

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Team Trophies: 1st to 3rd Varsity Race, 1st Junior Varsity Race
Individual Varsity Awards: 1st Trophy, 1st to 10th Dri-Fit T-Shirt, 1st to 50th Medals.
Individual JV Awards: 1st to 20th Medals.

$5 per vehicle, comes with a free drink ticket. Seven passenger team vans and buses transporting athletes will not have to pay for parking but all other vehicle types will be charged regardless of passengers, no exceptions.

Friday Night Team Dinner Social
$8 Team Dinner Social - RSVP Required
A minimum of 15 guests is required. Send RSVP no later than Friday 9/6/13, to Jeff Oliver at The dinner social will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. It will be held at Sam's Fun City, located at 6709 Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola Fl, 32505. The dinner will be a Pasta Buffet including salad, desserts and drinks for $8 a person. Guests will also have the opportunity to pick up $10 passes for Unlimited Go-karts OR Unlimited Laser Tag. The passes will be good from Friday 6-9pm.

Schedule of Events

Friday Afternoon
2:00pm to Sunset: Course Preview
6:00pm to 9:00pm: Packet Pickup at Sam's Fun City
Team Dinner Social @ Sam's Fun City, RSVP Only

6:00am Gates Open, Course Preview Begins
7:15am Course is closed
7:30am College women 5k
8:00am College Men 8k
8:10am HS Coaches Meeting at Finish Line (Q/A For Coaches, Optional)
8:40am Girls Varsity Race (10 Runners Max., 5 for team score)
9:10am Boys Varsity Race (10 Runners Max, 5 for team score)

09:40am HS Girls JV Race 5k (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)
10:10am HS Boys JV Race (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)
10:30am Dance Competition
10:50am Awards Ceremony

Other Cool Stuff

Running Wild Retail Area: Running Wild, our local running apparel store, will have a tent set up at the meet. They specialize in fitting every person to the proper shoe and apparel. They can analyze your unique biomechanics to determine your degree of pronation and from there they can narrow the shoe selection to a stability, motion-control, or cushioned shoe. They will also be selling the latest in racing flats and spikes. And don't forget you can get your new gear personalized by the graffiti artist. We will also be doing face painting this year!

Graffiti Artist: Get your gear personalized, t-shirts, spikes, whatever, our graffiti artist can do it.

Spike Customization Zone: Buy some new spikes or shoes from the Running Wile Retail Area and customize them with a wide selection of colored spikes and laces, FREE!

Funky Frequency Dance Off Is Back: DJ Funky Frequency will be back again this year and this time his dance off is on the schedule. At 10:30, right after the start of the last race we will hold a dance competition. Last year we saw some crazy moves so we are very excited to see what the kids have in store for us this year. We even have special medals for our top three dancers!

Stampede Cooling Station: This year we will have a cooling station setup, a great way to cool down after a hot race or after cheering on your team.

Shaved Ice, Hotdogs and Drinks: Shaved ice was a huge hit last year and of course we will have a variety of snacks and refreshments. Our new item this year will be hotdogs!

Go-Karts and Laser Tag: A $10 unlimited Go-Kart or Laser Tag deal will be available from 6-9pm Friday night at Sam's Fun City located at 6709 Pensacola Blvd., 32505.

Contacts High School: College: