HOW TO ENTER:
Our meet is now at capacity and we can no longer accept more teams.
We had to limit the number of teams due to having only one girls race and one boys race. We will have middle school races after the high school races and we cannot push those any later in the morning. We are limited on the number of hours we can use the soccer field portion of our course.
Please contact Coach Rae Ann Darling Reed to confirm your spot in the meet. We must limit this meet to the first 15 schools who send in their payments.
There are no refunds if meet is postponed or cancelled due to weather since meet expenses will already be paid for in advance. Thank you.
Please mail your checks payable to:
Manatee High School XC, Attn: Rae Ann Darling Reed, 902 33rd St Ct W, Bradenton, FL 34205
$175 per school or $100 for only one gender
STARTING LINE BOXES:
1) Southeast HS
2) Admiral Farragut Academy
3) St. Stephens Episcopal School
4) Palmetto HS
5) The Out-of-Door Academy
6) Cardinal Mooney Catholic HS
7) Imagine School at North Port
8) North Port HS
9) Bayshore HS
10) Booker HS
11) Palm Harbor University HS
12) Riverview HS (Sarasota)
13) Sarasota HS
14) Lakewood Ranch HS
15) Bradenton Christian School
SCHEDULE (subject to change):
7:15 a.m. - coaches' meeting
7:45 a.m. - Girls high school 5K race
8:15 a.m. - Boys high school 5K race
8:45 a.m. - Girls awards, Boys to follow
9:15 a.m. - Girls middle school 3K race
9:30 a.m. - Boys middle school 3K race
No cars parked in the 51st St Park parking lot (2900 51st St W - main parking lot by amphitheater/finish line) will be allowed to leave until middle school races are over. If you need to leave prior to 9:45-10:00 a.m. please park in the Baptist Church parking lot or the main parking lots in GT Bray Park.
*** PLEASE NOTE: The bridge to get from the amphitheater/finish area to the starting line is narrow and will be shut down to all athletes and spectators to allow the previous race's runners to finish without anyone in their way. The bridge is only wide enough for two people. Please inform your athletes, coaches, parents, and spectators that they must clear the bridge by the times indicated above if they do wish to watch the start of the next race. Our volunteers will be instructed to NOT allow anyone over the bridge if they will potentially interfere with the finishing runners so please get your teams to the start area early. They will be able to warm up on the soccer fields and use the larger, nicer restrooms by the soccer fields as well. There will be middle school races taking place after the high school races so the bridge will be shut down until all middle school athletes have cleared it as well. ***
FREE PARKING. FREE ENTRY FOR SPECTATORS.
Bus parking: Colonial Baptist Church, 2616 51st St W, Bradenton, FL 34209 or in the main entrance at GT Bray Park at 51st St W & 33rd Ave Dr W. There will be no bus parking or drop offs or turning around at the 51st Street Park (dog park, amphitheater, & finish area) entrance.
Car parking: main GT Bray Park parking lots near soccer fields and restrooms. Intersection of 33rd Ave Dr W and 51st St W.
Team tent area is in the grass behind the amphitheater or in the pavilions. Teams may NOT set up in the amphitheater, amphitheater seating area, or on the soccer fields.
* Please print your own copies of the 5K course map. * We do NOT provide copies of the map.
Fast, cross country course - great for spectators too!
Coach Rae Ann Darling Reed
Manatee High School XC