30TH EDITION OF THE EAST BAY'S FAVORITE

2014 ACCEPTED ENTRIES

WELCOME!

The Ed Sias Cross Country Invitational (ESI), hosted by Campolindo & College Park High Schools, has been successfully kicking off the prep Cross Country season in the East Bay for twenty-nine years! Hidden Valley Park’s winding trails & varying terrain create the most popular racing venue in the area. In addition to being the official ESI course, the park has been the site for the Tri-County Athletic League Championships, the Diablo-Foothill Athletic League Championships, the North Coast Section Championships, & the Golden Gate Conference Jr. College Championships.

GREAT COMPETITION: ESI annually attracts the highest level of competition from Northern California and beyond.

SUPERIOR COURSE: In 2014 the meet will return to the traditional 2.0 mile course, starting and finishing in Hidden Valley Park. The newly renovated park will provide beautiful, perfectly graded natural grass start and finish areas, huge team staging areas with new picnic areas, updated and expanded restroom facilities, and improved spectating.

The course remains mostly dirt trail, with some paved pathways and a natural grass start and finish. The bridge crossing and finale hill remain unique features of the event!

We look forward to your participation in ESI 2014.

Sincerely,

Chuck Woolridge
ESI Meet Director

CHECK-IN

All coaches must check-in & receive school packets: Schedules, Entry list, Athlete bib numbers, Course maps, Trash bags, and Coaces race tags. Please Check-In at the announcer's table prior to 8am. There will be a brief coach's meeting on the starting line at 8:30am.

AMENITIES

ESI T-SHIRTS: Be sure to let your athletes know beforehand that these special shirts will be available. ONLY 15 BUCKS!

CONCESSION STAND: Refreshments, including cold juices & sodas, fresh fruit, granola & sports bars, candy, hamburgers & hot dogs will be available throughout the duration of the meet at extremely reasonable prices!

RESTROOMS: Hidden Valley Park is equipped with restroom facilities at the start & finish area (park facilities & port-a-potties), as well as on the opposite side of the course near the Hidden Lakes Park entrance. This second facility is usually an excellent alternative when incorporated into a pre-race warm-up run!

TRAINER: An on-site trainer will be present and available to ALL athletes throughout the duration of the meet. We ask that athletes who plan to be taped or otherwise assisted by the trainer, please bring their own supplies (tape, pre-wrap, etc.). Any injuries or other medical emergencies should be brought to the attention of the Meet Director at the announcer's table immediately.


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AWARDS

ALL SCORING DIVISIONS: Winning teams receive Championship Plaque. Top 4 teams receive medals (7 per team). Top 4 individuals receive medals.

VARSITY DIVISIONS: Top 4 teams receive prize packs.

Award Ceremony held at conclusion of meet!

THE COURSE

All races are 2 miles. The course starts and finishes on grass in Hidden Lakes Park. In between the terrain ranges from moderately hilly to flat, with dirt, woodchip, and paved surfaces. Spectators can easily view the first and last half-mile of the race from a single vantage point. The trails are wide enough to accommodate races of over one hundred competitors. It is an excellent course for both athletes and spectators!

MEET STAFF & OFFICIALS

ESI Meet Management is extremely proud to have USATF certified officials & a veteran volunteer staff! We are committed to providing the best possible competitive environment for your athletes! And because this is the first meet of the season for most teams, we try especially hard to instruct athletes, answer questions, and otherwise provide a positive introduction to our sport. CIF rules & regulations will be followed! Please review these rules with your athletes beforehand.

 
30th Annual
Ed Sias
Cross Country
Invitational

Saturday
September 13th, 2014
Hidden Valley Park
Martinez CA

ENTRY DEADLINE

The 2014 field will be limited to the first 40 teams for which entry fees have been received!

Fees are due no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5!

On-line registration closes THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11!

ENTRY FEES

$10.00 per Athlete
($225 Maximum Fee.)
$225.00 for Unlimited Entries.
($150 for Single Gender.)

Make checks payable to:
CAMPOLINDO CROSS COUNTRY & TRACK

Send entry fee checks to:
CHUCK WOOLRIDGE
CAMPOLINDO HS
300 MORAGA ROAD
MORAGA CA 94556

 

RACE SCHEDULE

8:30am
Community & Coach's Race
UNLIMITED

9:00
Boys' Frosh
UNLIMITED

9:25
Boys' Junior Varsity
7 Runner Limit

9:50
Boys' Frosh Soph
7 Runner Limit

10:15
Boys' FS AND JV
UNLIMITED

10:40
Boys' Varsity SMALL SCHL
7 Runner Limit

11:05
Boys' Varsity LARGE SCHL
7 Runner Limit

11:30
Girls' Varsity SMALL SCHL
7 Runner Limit

11:55
Girls' Varsity LARGE SCHL
7 Runner Limit

12:20
Girls' Junior Varsity
7 Runner Limit

12:45
Girls' Frosh Soph
7 Runner Limit

1:10
Girls' FS AND JV
UNLIMITED

 

 

 

 

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