5TH ANNUAL FURMAN UNIVERSITY CROSS COUNTRY CLASSICFurman Golf Course Greenville, South CarolinaTENTATIVE SCHEDULEINFORMATION SHEETAny Independent/Private High School who is a member of an association affiliated with the NFHS is welcome to run in the High School Championship Race.Each race will be capped at 35 teams.DATE: Saturday, September 9th, 2017RACE SITE: Furman University Golf Course. 100% grass, 2k-looped course (college), 1 mile looped course (high school), and spectator friendly. TIME SCHEDULE: Open Race, Collegiate Section, High School Section7:30am Blue Shoes Open 5K Race8:30am Collegiate Women 6K9:15am Collegiate Men 8K10:00am High School Girls Championship 5k10:45am High School Boys Championship 5k11:30am High School Girls JV Race12:15pm High School Boys JV Race1:00pm Awards Presentation # OF ENTRIES: High school teams can run up to 9 individuals in each varsity race. High school JV races may have an unlimited number of entries per team. Collegiate teams may have unlimited number of entries in their races. Unattached high school runners may compete in the Blue Shoes Open Race. This will be a sanctioned meet. ENTRY: HIGH SCHOOL:All entries for the high school races will be done online through Milesplit at milesplit.com. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance before entering prior to August 19th. A final list of teams must be submitted to the NFHS 20 days prior to race day. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR ENTRIES TO US. COLLEGE:All entries for the college races will be done online through Direct Athletics and directathletics.com. Unattached runners competing in the Blue Shoes 5k can register the day of the meet or enter at go-greenevents.com. Cost is $25 per unattached athlete. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR ENTRIES TO US. ENTRY FEE: High School Entry Fee: $125 per gender (5-20 athletes per gender)* $250 for both genders (5-20 athletes per gender) $175 per gender (21+ athletes per gender) $350 for both genders (21+ athletes per gender) Collegiate Entry Fee: $200 per team $400 for both men and womenAll individuals registering for the Blue Shoes Open 5k will be charged a $25 entry fee.*NOTE: A team consists of 5 or more athletes per gender. Mens and womens teams from the same institution are considered separate teams. The fee is an entry fee not a competition fee. Fees are based on the number of entries and on the number of athletes who compete. No shows are not entitled to a refund. Checks can be made out to Furman University Cross Country and mailed to: Chad Balyo Furman Track/XCFurman University3300 Poinsett HighwayGreenville, SC 29613-5513Please identify your school name in the memo line of the check and note whether the check is for male, female, or both. MAILED ENTRY FEE MUST BE POSTMARKED BY SEPTEMBER 5th, 2017. ** WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE CHANGE FOR OVERWRITTEN CHECKS, NO REFUNDSENTRY DEADLINE:Entries must be submitted online no later than midnight on Tuesday September 5th, 2017. No changes will be allowed after the entry deadline. AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top ten finishers in the high school championship races.RESULTS: Get results for all races at www.furmanpaladins.com or ptgrouponline.comPACKET PICK UP: Packets can be picked up beginning at 6:30am near the finish line at the golf course. The packet will include course map, timing chips, bibs, and pins. Bibs must be worn on the front of the jersey. Timing chips must be returned after the race or there will be a $25 charge per missing chip. ADMISSION: An admission fee of $5.00 for adults will be collected on Saturday morning at the spectators entrance (lake side gate). Of course, the competitors, coaches and trainers will NOT be charged. There is no charge for children under the age of 12.PARKING: Free parking will be available at the facility. Please enter campus through main entrance off of Poinsett Highway and follow signs for XC Meet. The address to campus is:3300 Poinsett HighwayGreenville, SC 29613-5513QUESTIONS: Chad Balyo, Furman University Assistant Coach for Mens and Womens Cross Country and Track & Field, email@example.comRunFurman Merchandise will be available to purchase at the meet.
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