2012 Massachusetts Middle School
4th Annual Cross Country Invitational
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association
Information as of October 17
USA Track & Field - New England will host the fourth annual Massachusetts Middle School Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
There is no organization that deals with middle school athletics in Massachusetts, so despite the existance of very active cross country programs in those grades, there is no capstone event to a season. This meet, through USA Track & Field - New England, fills that gap.
The meet will return to Tewksbury at the town's recreation fields in 2012, with support of town officials.
The course is easily accessible off of Rt I-93 (Dascomb Rd. exit).
The 2012 meet is sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association
All participants will receive a commemorative item
This meet provides an opportunity for middle school runners in grades 5-8.
It is open to all schools - public, parochial, private, and charter - and home schoolers in those grades are welcome to compete as well. This is a school-based competition, not club-based; runners' affiliations will be listed as their schools.
The format will be the same as last year - boys and girls races for grades 5/6, grade 7, grade 8, and a team 'championship' race.
There will be only one team race each for both boys and girls.
We appreciate your interest in and support of this continually-growing event.
IMPORTANT MEET LINKS
2012 MEET INFORMATION / DETAILS.
Entry, schedule, times, awards. The date of updates / changes also appears on this form.
COURSE MAP as of 10/17 and Aerial view of the location
Note that there have been some minor modifications made to the course from 2011. Any other changes will be posted as soon as finalized.
Any visits to the site must not interfere with scheduled events. Coaches must accompany teams on any tours of the course.
WAIVER / RELEASE
Each competitor MUST have this waiver signed and sent in prior (individuals) or brought (full teams) to the meet. No waiver - no racing.
Waivers and fees can be mailed to USATF-NE, PO Box 1905, Brookline MA 02446
DIRECTIONS / PARKING
Parking is plentiful,though not directly at the course. Please follow directions of the police and parking monitors; do not ask for exceptions.
Carpooling will help everyone
Absolutely no dogs will be allowed at the race site - that includes course/fields/team areas.
Please respect this request.
- For more cross country information, check out the USATF New England XC Page
- Thanks to the town of Tewksbury and the Tewksbury athletic department for their continued support of this event.