30TH EDITION OF THE EAST BAY'S FAVORITE
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 Parks 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.
ESI Meet Director
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.
T-SHIRTS: Be sure to let your athletes know beforehand
that these special shirts will be available. ONLY 15 BUCKS!
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!
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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ALL SCORING DIVISIONS: Winning teams receive Championship
Plaque. Top 4 teams receive medals (7 per team). Top 4 individuals
VARSITY DIVISIONS: Top 4 teams receive prize packs.
Ceremony held at conclusion of meet!
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!
STAFF & OFFICIALS
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.