Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

Welcome to the Invitational 21!

The largest cross country meet in Florida is back at Holloway Park for the fourth year. Please read through the information below.

Because of the nature of this event, there will not be an onsite coaches meeting. All information will be sent via email. Please make sure that you have an email listed for both coaches

if your school has separate boys and girls coaches.

*** All high schools MUST be members of their states association in order to compete ***

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.

Race of Champions:

Participation in the ROC is by invitation only. Approximately 25 teams will be invited to participate.

Jason Byrne Invitational:

Participation in the JBI is by invitation of teams that pre-select the "Elite Races" during registration. Approximately 30 teams will be assigned to the JBI. The race committee will communicate with teams on the appropriate division.


The unseeded race is selected by the coach during registration, however the race committee will

communicate with teams if they feel the coach has selected a race that is not germane to their level.

Friday Races:

Participation in the Friday races are selected by the coach during the registration process.

"B Teams":

Teams will be allowed to enter "B" teams in the Friday races or the Unseeded Race by selecting those races during the registration process.  If you are interested in having a "B" team in the Jason Byrne Invitational you will need to directly email the Race Director for approval.

Race of Champions:

All individuals invited to participate in the ROC will be done so by the Selection

Committee. There is no need to email the Race Director to let us know that an athlete is interested. We will contact you if they are invited. **New this year- Individuals who run under

16:00 boys/19:00 girls will automatically qualify for the ROC.**

Individuals are only invited to the ROC. Otherwise they are expected to run with their team in their race.

The women will race a 5K and the men will race an 8K.

College - $100 per gender

Varsity - $100 per gender

JV - $50 per gender

MS - $75 per gender / $125 max

Elementary - $75 per gender / $125 max

Elementary / MS / HS Individual - $15 per athlete

College Individual - $20 per athlete

$400 max overall / $300 max per level

Registration ends at 11:59pm on September 21, 2020. THERE WILL BE ADDITIONS OR CHANGES AFTER THAT.

Tent 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.


Venue Information:

Holloway Park (Spectator Entrance)

3050 Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Lakeland, FL 33803

BUSES/Team Vans: Please use the Hwy 98 entrance

2402 Holloway Park Dr.

Lakeland, FL 33803


Friday the gates will open at 6:00 am and packet pick up beginning at 6:15AM. First race will begin at 7:20. The course will close after the college races and reopen at 1:00pm. Packet pickup will resume at 1:30. The first race on Friday afternoon will start at 3:45pm.

Saturday the gates will open at 6:00am and packet pick up will begin at 6:15am. If you are in the area Friday, we highly encourage you to pick up packets on Friday. First race will be at 7:20.


6:00AM Gates Open

6:15AM College Packet Pickup Opens

7:15 National Anthem

7:20 Women's College Race (5K)

7:50 Men's College Race (8K)

10:30 Course closed

1:00 Gates Reopen

1:30 HS, MS, ES Packet Pickup Opens

3:45 Boys JV

4:10 Girls JV

4:35 Boys Varsity

4:50 JV Awards

4:55 Girls Varsity

5:10 Varsity Awards

5:25 Boys Middle School

5:50 Girls Middle School

6:15 Mixed Elementary

6:20 Middle School Awards

Elementary Awards at conclusion of race


6:00AM Gates Open

6:15 Packet Pickup, T-Shirts Open

7:15 National Anthem

7:20 Boys Race of Champions

7:40 Girls Race of Champions

8:00 Jason Byrne Boys Invitational

8:20 Jason Byrne Girls Invitational

8:25 ROC Awards

8:45 Boys Unseeded

9:05 Girls Unseeded

9:10 Invitational Awards

9:30 Boys JV

9:55 Girls JV

10:00 Unseeded Awards

10:25 JV Awards



Race of Champions - 1 - 30 will get medals.

All other races - 1 - 15 will get medals.


Race of Champions - 1st -3rd team award

Friday Varsity / Unseeded / College / Middle School - 1st & 2nd team award

JV Friday / JV Saturday / Elementary - 1st place team award

Results will be available on


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 2020/2021 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 arrangement as previous years and what will be used for the Jim Ryun and Seffner Invite.

$10 per car. Cars may only use the Lakeland Highlands entrance.

Hotel Information:

We will add this shortly.

Meet Information:

High School Team Race Options and Qualifying:

High School Individual Race Options and Qualifying:

College Coaches:

Entry Fees:


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There will be signs located in the field starting line and the finish line straightway. Please keep all tents in this area. Tents will not be allowed along the finish line.

You can pay by credit card only. After you enter, you'll be able to print an invoice and pay online.