36TH EDITION OF THE EAST BAY'S FAVORITE
The Ed Sias Cross Country Invitational (ESI), hosted
by Campolindo High School, has been successfully
kicking off the prep Cross Country season in the East Bay for thirty-five
years! Hidden Valley Parks winding trails & varying terrain
create the most popular racing venue in the area.
SCHEDULE: In an effort to provide optimal conditions for the varsity races, we have revised our schedule. Please be sure to look over the 2020 RACE SCHEDULE as you plan for your team's participation.
GREAT COMPETITION: ESI annually attracts the highest level
of competition from Northern California and beyond.
SUPERIOR COURSE: In 2020 the meet will use 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 is 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 2020.
ESI Meet Director
coaches must check-in & receive school packets: Schedules, Entry
list, Athlete bib numbers and identification chips, 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.
COACH & COMMUNITY RACE REGISTRATION
We are excited to offer chip timing for all of our races at the Ed Sias Invitational this year, including the 8:30am COACH & COMMUNITY RACE! The Ed Sias Invitational COACH & COMMUNITY RACE is open to coaches, parents, alumni and youth athletes.
COACH & COMMUNITY RACE participants register on meet day by 8:00am at the finish line tent in order to be issued bib numbers and timing chips.
Entry Fees for the COACH & COMMUNITY RACE:
$5 - Coach (limit 2 per school)
$10 - General Public
Cash or checks payable to Campolindo High School.
T-SHIRTS: Be sure to let your athletes know beforehand
that these dryfit, technical fabric shirts will be available.
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.
ALL RACES: Top 10 individual finishers receive New Balance prizes.
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 New Balance prize packs.
Ceremony held at conclusion of meet!
races are 2 miles. The course starts and
finishes on grass in Hidden Valley 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 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.