Meet Information

Box & Division Assignments

Live Results

Second Annual Gans Creek Classic

Saturday, September 26, 2020 | Gans Creek Cross Country Course, Columbia, MO

Meet Directors

Erika Coman, Columbia Parks and Recreation

Neal Blackburn, Rock Bridge High School

Course Description

Loop course - All distances made up from the 2K loop and 3K loop

Entire course irrigated and graded for drainage

Minimum course width is 10 meters throughout

Starting line accommodates up to 42 teams and 550 meters to first sweeping turn

2K loop includes lightly rolling hills; sweeping, graded turns

3K loop has common first 1200m with 2K loop

Last 1800m of 3K loop with sweeping, graded turns with slight uphill 300m finish

Finish straight away of 300m is slightly uphill with elevated viewing berm

Course Features

Permanent start/finish line adjacent to medical support and athlete recovery tent

Fully graded and irrigated

Viewing berms

Course fencing

Electronic K markers

Dedicated tent city with easy access to start/finish

Course Inspection

Course will not be available on Friday, September 25. Race packets can be picked up on Saturday,

September 26 starting at 6am. 

Race Distances

Varsity - 5,000 Meters

Intent to Compete

Each team must follow the link and complete the intent to compete form. Forms will be accepted between Tuesday, February 25 and Friday, May 1.

Entry Fee

$150 per team, per gender

$35 per runner, 4 or less runners

Entry Information

Official Registration will be done through Registration will open on Monday, August 31st

and close at midnight on Thursday, September 17th. Up to 10 athletes are allowed to compete in the

Varsity divisions but you are allowed to have 12 runners on your roster.

Set up an account if you do not have one. If you need assistance, visit milesplit support.

Sometime after your official roster is submitted to MSHSAA, it will populate in

You can view and edit roster as needed.

On the meet calendar page you can click on the Gans Creek Classic and proceed through the

official entry process. You will proceed through the provided checklist where you will be asked to

choose your team and athletes. If an athlete is entered on your roster by midnight on Thursday,

September 17th, then he or she can race; max 12 runner roster, per gender.

On race day your athletes report to their assigned race. There is no need to confirm who will be

competing that day. Confirmation takes place during the clerking process.

Payment Information

Payment is due by Friday, September 18.

Visa, Mastercard Payment Contact Lida Gochenour at 573-874-7719

Make checks payable to Columbia Parks and Recreation

Erika Coman

P.O. Box 6105 Columbia, MO 65205

Schedule of Events

7:00am Course Open/White Division Arrival and Packet Pick-Up/Trainer on Duty

7:55am National Anthem

8:00am White Division Girls Varsity 5K Race

8:30am White Division Boys Varsity 5K Race

8:45am Blue Division Arrival and Packet Pick-Up

9:00am-9:30am Break

9:15am White Awards Pick-Up

9:30am Blue Division Girls Varsity 5K Race

10:00am Blue Division Boys Varsity 5K Race

10:15am Gold Division Arrival and Packet Pick-Up

10:30am-11:00am Break

10:45am Blue Awards Pick-Up

11:00am Gold Division Girls Varsity 5K Race

11:30am Gold Division Boys Varsity 5K Race

11:45am Green Division Arrival and Packet Pick-Up

12:00pm-12:30pm Break

12:15pm Gold Awards Pick-Up

12:30pm Green Division Girls Varsity 5K Race

1:00pm Green Division Boys Varsity 5K Race

1:15pm Purple Division Arrival and Packet Pick-Up

1:30pm-2:00pm Break

1:45pm Green Awards Pick-Up

2:00pm Purple Division Girls Varsity 5k

2:30pm Purple Division Boys Varsity 5k

3:15pm Purple Awards Pick-Up

*Division Note: Gold is the most competitive, followed by blue, green, purple and finally white
*If heat poses a threat to athlete safety, we reserve the right to shorten race distances.
List of Confirmed Schools

List of Boys Teams

List of Girls Teams

Box Assignments

Box assignments will be drawn a week prior to the meet and updated on the website. Divisions will be

either based on your preference, school size, or competitiveness. School interest will help determine final

race declarations. Most requests will be honored, however final division lists will be set by the Gans Creek

Classic organizing committee.

Inclement Weather Policy

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, we will follow the MSHSAA

weather policy. 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 the remaining races will be canceled if the

heat index reaches 105 degrees. Race 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.


PrimeTime Timing will be used to time the races. Live results will be made available online and be posted

following each race;


Varsity and Junior Varsity (Champion and Runner-Up) team awards along with top 25 in each division.


Trainers will be on duty at 7:00am in the tent (behind the finish line).

Parking Information

Attached is a map that identifies all lots.
School Busses - Father Tolton
School Mini-Busses, Vans and Cars - North Lot Gans Creek Recreation Area


Due to the current Columbia/Boone County Health Department order, we will not be selling concessions

during this meet.


To be determined


For questions, please contact Erika Coman at