THESE RACES ARE OPEN TO HENDERSON COUNTY TEAMS ONLY
Its time for the 6th Annual Junior Colonels Race Series!
This year we will have a 2 race series on Wednesdays - 9/8 and 9/15 ~ with the 9/15 race being a District Championship Race for local teams.
These races are open to local elementary and middle school cross-country teams.
Also, local students in grades K -5 that are not attached to an elementary cross-country team are invited to race in the open race.
Races this year will be held at the old Henderson municipal golf course.
There are no team entry fees.
We will ask for a $2 admission fee from spectators. This money will be utlized to support our annual Junior Colonels cross-country series.
The Open Race for unattached elementary runners, grades 1 -5 (those not on an elementary school team) will be approximately 1K (a little over 1/2 mile). No registration is required for the Open Race - just show up and run! This race will NOT be timed but top 10 boys and top 10 girls will be awarded ribbons. For this race boys and girls will run together.
Elementary and middle school teams will need to register their teams using milesplit. Race numbers will be sent to coaches prior to race day - please print these numbers and bring them with you to the races. On race day, elementary and middle school runners will need to arrive early and check in with their coach to get their race numbers. Participant numbers will need to be written with a black sharpie - on both hands of each runner. Please check numbers to be sure you have the right number attached to the right person.
** No registration is required for the OPEN RACE. Individuals can just show up and run.
***Runners can only compete in ONE race, i.e., a participant that runs in the open race may NOT run in a team race - or a particapant that runs in a team race cannot run in the open race or in another team race. A participant that runs in the elementary race, cannot run in the middle school race and vice versa***
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IN THIS RACE IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH AT 11:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME.
5:15 Mixed Middle School 4K Race
5:45 Elementary Girls Team 2K Race
6:10 Elementary Boys Team 2K Race
6:30 Open Mixed (boys and girls together)1K race
We will also offer a FUN RUN - a very short "dash" for little bitties at the conclusion of the meet
For all races on both dates, the top 10 boys and top 10 girls in each division will receive ribbons.
In the final race of the series, on 9/15, local elementary and middle school teams will be competing for the title of Junior Colonel District Champions!
Trophies will be awarded to the top 2 middle school teams and the top 3 elementary teams.
This year we will again name Henderson All-County teams! The top FIVE Henderson County middle school boys and girls and the top FIVE Henderson elementary boys and girls will be honored as First Team All-County. We will also honor the next FIVE elementary boys and girls as Second Team All-County. All County teams will be determined based on each person's best individual race time of the series. Plaques will be awarded to all First and Second All-County Team Recipients.