Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions


Pace Patriot Invitational 5k    3 October 2020

Hosted by Pace H.S.

Venue: Pace Cross Country Complex (Sims Middle School & Dixon Intermediate School)

5500 Education Drive, Pace, FL 32571

5k Course: 5000 meters, grass/dirt with some sand areas, very fast, spectator friendly, & plenty of parking


Cost: $50 per gender team (10 runners max) or $100 per school; $5.00 per individual runner; JV teams are free with a paid varsity team otherwise its $50.00 per gender JV team in Section D (Yorktown) races

JV teams (up to 10 runners each) will be assigned to Section D (Yorktown) boys & girls races

Entry deadline: 27 September (Sunday) by 5:00 pm so that Hy-Tech scorer can place teams by team speed: Lexington races will comprise fastest 5 girls & 5 boys teams of 5 to 10 runners each ; Concord races with 2nd fastest 5 girls & 5 boys teams of 5 to 10 runners each, etc. through Saratoga & Yorktown team races 

Please make checks payable to:    

          Pace High School Cross Country

          4065 Norris Road   Pace, FL 32571

          PHS # 850-995-3600 

          FAX # 850-995-3612

Awards: for 'all' race sections

5 place medals/ribbons for each gender race (receive behind finish line)

1st place team trophy for each Girls & Boys race

Hy-Tek scoring by Miles & Minutes

Visible race clocks at 1st mile, 2nd mile, & finish line

Packet Pickup: 6:15 am or at coaches meeting 30 minutes before each race section

Schedule: As per Covid-19 protocols & team/runner limitations per race...we've set up 4 race sections of 5 teams each with up to 10 runners max for each team (50 runners per girl's race & 50 per boy's race)

Teams will be placed in each race section according to team 5k average (#1-#5 runners) from previous weeks; The top 5 fastest teams will race in Section A 'Lexington' race, followed by the 2nd 5 fastest teams in Section B 'Concord' races, etc. Each team will be notified 1 week before Patriot Invitational to plan when to arrive 45 minutes before their respective race time

Each race section will have a 2-hour time slot that includes (30 minutes for campsite setup + warm up); 30 minutes for each race with 15 minute window before next race; 30 minutes for camp site clean-up, cool down, & 1st place trophy awarded to winning team for coach to pick up (team picture taken at respective team campsite); top 5 runners medals from each girls & boys race will receive their medal at finish line

Runners, Coaches, etc. must wear facial coverings at team camp sites, while waiting in bathroom lines; Coaches need to wear a facial covering while documenting mile splits near other coaches

Spectators are required to wear facial coverings at venue & to remain mindful of 6-foot spatial distancing; Each team's fans are recommended to stay together while watching their teams compete which would help maintain their school's 'safety bubble' as per Covid-19 preventive exposure measures

Spectators are to watch from behind roped-off sections from race course to maintain athlete 'safety bubble' 

The Start line will be extended to provide a team-space bubble before race start

Coaches meeting 30 minutes before each race section

Section A: Lexington races (1st & 2nd races) = 7:00 am Girls, then 7:45 am Boys

Section B: Concord races (3rd & 4th races) = 9:00 am Girls, then 9:45 am Boys

Section C: Saratoga races (5th & 6th races) = 11:00 am Girls, then 11:45 am Boys

Section D: Yorktown races (7th & 8th races) = 1:00 pm H.S. Girls, then 1:45 pm H.S. Boys 

Contact Information:

Meet manager: Scott Denny cell# 850-390-1413; e-mail to:

Team Registration & scoring: Eric Nelson e-mail to: