Meet Information

3K Manatee County Middle School XC Championship is for the 10 Manatee County public middle schools only:  Braden River, Buffalo Creek, Haile, Jain, Johnson, King, Lee, Nolan, Palm View, and Sugg.

3K = 3,000 meters = 1.86 miles

Entries are due by October 15, 2019 at 11:00 p.m. There are  no late entries.  Please double check that you have entered all your athletes and print a confirmation.

This meet is a Middle School Cross Country State Meet qualifier!

MS XC State Meet info:

State Meet Qualifying Standards: Top 25% of teams so with 8 teams competing, the top 2 teams will qualify for the State Meet. Top 10% of individuals so based on the number of finishers in the results, the top 10% will qualify for the State Meet as individuals (if decimal point is .4 and below, round down, if decimal point is .5 and up, round up for number of individual qualifiers).

Please read online registration instructions above (same as Oct. 5 meet).

If athletes are no longer on the team, from your team roster page check the box next to the name then either click "remove from XC" or "move to inactive" but please never delete athletes.


Please print your own copies of the course map: PDF or JPG   We do NOT provide copies of the map.


Entries are due by 11:00 p.m. on October 15, 2019. Please double check that ALL of your athletes are entered in the meet. Please enter all athletes (even if more than 15 per squad). No late entries.

Team entry fee: each school pays a one time entry fee of $100 which covers both Oct. 5 and Oct. 19 meets. 

Payments: cash, check, or money order payable to Run Manatee, 8709 53rd Ter E, Bradenton, FL 34211

All teams: please pay before race day. Thank you.

SCHEDULE (subject to change):

No coaches meeting.  All important information will be communicated in advance via email.  Please make sure you add both coaches as contacts on this meet page so they receive the emails generated via this meet page.

9:20 a.m. - girls' race

9:40 a.m. - boys' race

There will be no parking or drop offs in the 51st St Park parking lot (2900 51st St W - main parking lot by amphitheater/finish line) as it will be full from the high school races. Please plan to park in the parking lots in GT Bray - use the main entrance at 33rd Ave Dr W. If you park at the Baptist Church parking lot, you may be delayed entering that parking lot due to the high school races running south on 51st St W. If you are walking on 51st Street, you must stay OFF the sidewalk and willneed to walk in the grass near the road as the high school races will be heading south on the sidewalk during their races.

*** 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 and starting line as well. ***


Results will be posted on this meet page and

Timing and results: Elite Timing and Event Management

Meet volunteers and course set up: Manatee High School Cross Country team and parents and Bradenton Runners Club.

Questions: Manatee High School XC Coach Rae Ann Darling Reed - or 941-586-9375.

Registration instructions: