Meet Information

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS2017 Schedule of EventsSEPTEMBER 8, 20174:30 pm Collegiate Womens 5K5:15 pm Collegiate Mens 7.5KSEPTEMBER 9, 20177:30 am Open Race 5K7:40 am Coaches Meeting8:10 am Junior Varsity Girls 5K White/Gold Division Combined8:50 am Junior Varsity Girls 5K Green Division9:30 am Junior Varsity Boys 5K White/Gold Division Combined10:05 am Junior Varsity Boys 5K Green Division10:35 am National Anthem10:40 am Varsity Girls 5K Gold Division11:15 am Varsity Girls 5K White Division11:50 am Varsity Girls 5K Green Division12:20 Varsity Boys 5K Gold Division12:50 am Varsity Boys 5K White Division1:20 pm Varsity Boys 5K Green Division1:50 pm Freshman Girls 3K2:15 pm Freshman Boys 3K2:35 pm Middle School Boys 3K Green Division (MSHSAA Sanctioned Schools)2:37 pm Middle School Girls 3K Green Division (MSHSAA Sanctioned Schools)3:00 pm Middle School Boys 3K While Division (NON-MSHSAA Sanctioned Schools)3:02 pm Middle School Boys 3K While Division (NON-MSHSAA Sanctioned Schools)*Division note: For the varsity races, green is the most competitive, followed by gold and finally white.COURSEIn 2017, the meet will be held on Aviation Fields in Forest Park..2017 Course Map**Well announce any necessary changes to the course based on Park recommendations.AWARDSThe top three teams in each race will receive team awards. The top 30 individuals in each race will receive custom Forest Park Cross Country Festival medals.2017 Awards Ceremony ScheduleOpen Race 8:30 amJV Girls (all divisions) 9:50 amJV Boys (all divisions) 11:05 amVarsity Girls (all divisions) 12:50 pmVarsity Boys (all divisions) 2:20 pmFreshmen and Middle School 3:20 pm (or after completion of middle school races)T-SHIRTS, CONCESSIONS AND OTHER AMENITIESThis is a Festival! We will have a wide variety of food, snacks, and drinks including BBQ, Gus Pretzels and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard at our concession stand. Big River Running Company and Saucony will be selling official meet apparel on location. Meet apparel will be available Friday afternoon during the course preview and collegiate races, as well as on Saturday. Make your purchases early as meet apparel sells out quickly!VOLUNTEERSThe Forest Park Cross Country Festival wouldnt be the meet that it is without the help of volunteers. The festival is always looking for volunteers who would like to serve as course marshals, packet pick-up crew, concession stand workers, etc. We have shifts that still allow you to watch races. Interested in helping out? Click HERE to learn more and sign up!DIRECTIONS/PARKINGThe Forest Park Cross Country Festival is a big meet! Be sure to check out recommended parking options, traffic flow and other helpful hints to help you get to the meet on time! Click HERE.INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICYThe meet organizers reserve the right to alter or cancel the meet due to inclement weather in the case that we deem conditions to be unsafe to compete or complete a given event. In general, the Forest Park Cross Country Festival will follow the MSHSAA weather policy (p. 27 and 30). In the case of lightning, we will delay the start of any event until 30 minutes after the last sighting of lightning. In the case of extreme heat, the event and remaining races will be canceled if the heat index reaches 105 degrees. The Forest Park Cross Country Festival committee will begin to alter race distances if the heat index reaches 95 degrees or we deem conditions to be unsafe to complete the advertised distance.

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