Manatee County Middle School XC Championship 2021

Bradenton, FL

Meet Information


3K Manatee County Middle School XC Championship is for the 11 Manatee County public middle schools only:  Braden River, Buffalo Creek, Haile, Johnson, King, Lee, Lincoln, Mona Jain, Nolan, Palm View, and Sugg.

3K = 3,000 meters = 1.86 miles

Entries are due by Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. There are no late entries.  Please double check that you have entered all your athletes and print a confirmation for your records.

Please read online registration instructions link at bottom of this page if you need help registering for this meet.

If athletes are no longer on your 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.

This meet is a qualifier for the middle school state championship.  Click here for middle school state meet info.


Please print your own copies of the course map: PDF or JPG   We do NOT provide copies of the map. Start is on southwest corner. Map is correct except for starting line.


Entries are due by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. 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  

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

Payments are due by no later than October 11, 2021. You must be paid in order to pick up your packet on race morning. No race day payments.  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 and ADs 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

Race times are approximate as there are high school races right before.  Our goal is to start on time or within 5 minutes of the posted race times.
********* VERY IMPORTANT!!! ******
All athletes must use 4 (four) pins and attach the bib number so that it is clearly visible on front of jersey.  There will be a timing chip that gets attached to the shoe.  THESE CHIPS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE TIMER BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE MEET.  If your athlete leaves with the chip, you will be responsible for getting that chip mailed back to the timer or pay the $50 per chip replacement fee.  Please return all chips before any of your athletes leave GT Bray.  Return chips to where you picked up your team packet.  Do not bring chips near the finish line.

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 Colonial 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 will need 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. ***

Team tents may be set up in center of north soccer fields (course runs the perimeter) or behind the amphitheater on grass.


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 athletes and parents and Bradenton Runners Club.

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

Registration instructions: