COACHES MEETING WILL BE DONE BY EMAIL. Please make sure that you have an email listed for both coaches of separate boys and girls coach.
Registration ends at 11:59 PM on September 23, 2018. THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONS OR CHANGES AFTER THAT. We want to thank you for registering for the flrunners.com Invitational 19 which promises to have some great races.
COLLEGE COACHES: The women will race a 5K and the men will race an 8K.
Team vans, buses and coaches in cars will not be charged parking. BUT you must use Holloway Park Dr entrance off Hwy 98/Bartow drive. As you come thru the gate, vans, buses and coaches will drive to the right (will be signs). Coaches if you could have your orange 2017/2018 FHSAA Identification card with you that would be a huge help for the parking attendants if you are not coming by bus.
Team buses and vans parking will be on the left side of the park road after going thru the gates. Across from lake. It will be the same parking as we had for the Jim Ryun and Seffner Inv.
You may run up to ten (10) in the Varsity races. PLEASE return your chips immediately after your race to the same area that you picked them up. When you pick up your packet please make sure you have all your chips and bibs for your athletes. You will also be given a trash bag with your packet.
We are asking if you could help us put by cleaning up around your team tent area before you leave the event and just set your trash bag by one of the many trash cans around the grounds.
COLLEGE MEN WILL BE RUNNING THE 8K IN THISFASHION. They will run the 3k course and then transition into the 5k course so it will be easier for the coaches to see more of the race.
*** All High Schools MUST be members of their states association in order to compete ***
3050 Lakeland Highlands Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
BUSES/Team Vans: Please use the Hwy 98 entrance
2402 Holloway Park Dr (formerly 2402 Linden Ave)
Parking: $10 per car. Cars may only use the Lakeland Highlands entrance.
Tent area: There will be signs located in the big field just to the right of the finish line straightway. Please keep all tents in this area.
Warm up area: If you go to the right of the start line and about 200m up there will be trails that you can run and use to warm up before all races. This trail is plenty long enough so you do not have to worry about having enough area to warm up.
AWARDS: Individuals for the ROC 1 - 30 will get medals. For all other races to include JV 1 - 15 will get medals.
Teams - ROC1st -3rd; Varsity/College 1st & 2nd; JV/Middle School 1st.
Results will be posted on the Polk County Sports Association Trailer and will also be available on elitetiming.net
Meet Entrance Fees:If you have not already sent in your check please bring the payment with you. Should you have any questions, please let us know.
High School/College Teams: $100 per gender (JV Free with Varsity)
High School Individuals: $50 per individual
College Individuals: $15per individual
Middle School Teams: $50 per gender
Middle School Individuals: $15 per individual
You can pay by credit card or mail a check. After you enter, you'll be able to print an invoice or pay online. If you are mailing a check, please make it payable to FLOSPORTS, INC. and mail it to:
ATTN: Accounts Receivable
979 Springdale Road, Suite 120
Austin, TX 78702
Friday the gates will open at 1:00 pm and packet pick up beginning at 1:30. First race will begin at 3:20 and go every 20 minutes after that. Please understand, I will stick to the schedule. I do not hold up races. Anyone who has been to one of my meets can attest to that.
Saturday the gates will open 6:00 am and packet pick up will begin at 6:15. If you are in the area Friday, we highly encourage you to pick up packets on Friday. First race will be at 7:20. First two races will be 15 minutes apart and then after the second race they will again be 20 minutes apart.
1:00PM Gates Open
1:30 Packet Pickup, T-Shirts Open
3:20 Girls JV
3:40 Boys JV
4:00 Girls Varsity
4:20 Boys Varsity
4:40 Girls Middle School
4:50 Varsity Awards
5:20 Boys Middle School
5:40 Mixed Elementary
5:45 Middle School Awards
5:50 College Women
5:55 Elementary Awards
6:10 College Men
6:00AM Gates Open
6:15 Packet Pickup, T-Shirts Open
7:20 National Anthem
7:30 Girls Race of Champions
7:50 Girls Invitational
8:15 Boys Race of Champions
8:35 Girls Unseeded
8:40 Girls ROC/Invitational Awards
9:00 Boys Invitational
9:20 Boys Unseeded
9:30 Boys ROC/Invitational Awards
9:40 Girls JV
10:00 Unseeded Awards
10:00 Boys JV
Course Location: Holloway Park
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Hyatt Place Lakeland Double/Double w/Queen Sleeper 30 $109.00 - 526 West Orange Street Lakeland 33815 (863) 413-1122 Michael Franck 4.3 Miles
Holiday Inn Express King $114.00 - 3405 S Florida Ave Lakeland FL 33803 (863) 606-1000 4.7 Miles
Holiday Inn Express Double Queen $118.75 -3 405 S Florida Ave Lakeland FL 33803 (863) 606-1000 4.7 Miles
Courtyard by Marriott King w/ Queen Sleeper $90.00 - 3725 Harden Blvd Lakeland FL 33803 (863) 802-9000 6.0 Miles
Courtyard by Marriott Double Queen $90.00 - 3725 Harden Blvd Lakeland FL 33803 (863) 802-9000 6.0 Miles
We wish everyone the best throughout the season!
Meet Director, FLRunners.com Invitational 19