2020 XC Championships

Chillicothe, IL
Timing/Results ShaZam Racing

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT:


The purpose of the 2020 XC Championships is to create a safe and fun competitive environment for the grade school and high school runners in the state of Illinois. In doing so, we want to create an event that offers closure to what will be an unorthodox fall of cross-country racing. In doing so, ShaZam Racing and our partners will be taking numerous precautionary measures to ensure a safe environment for the participants, spectators, and volunteers. We ask your cooperation, understanding, and support with these efforts. Due to the ever-changing landscape presented by COVID-19, the structurelaid out below is subject to change.


Selection Process for the Invitational
The goal of this event is to assemble the most competitive field possible. A selection committee led by Milesplit Illinois and ShaZam Racing will be responsible for evaluating the club and individual applications submitted for consideration. This committee will use(but not limited to)performances from fall 2020 as guiding factors in the selection and invitation process. A formal invitation and registration link will be sent out to the primary point of contact established in the application for considerationforthe club or individual by the evening of October 25th. Clubs and individuals will have until 12:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27th to accept their invitation and complete the formal event registration process. Those clubs/individuals who do not register by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27th will forfeit their invitation. At that point, the selection committeemaychoose to invite additional clubs/individuals to fill those vacated positions.




Location for the Event:
Three Sisters Park - Chillicothe, IL
Schedule of the 2020 XC Championship Races


Saturday, October 31st - Grade School Club

Girls - Morning
Boys - Afternoon
*A maximum of 20 Clubs and 30 individuals for boys and girls will be invited.
*NOTE: The grade school invitational will not be broken into divisions. This field will be comprised of the best grade school clubs and individuals from across all 3 divisions of the scholastic structure.
*Specific flight times will be announced closer to the event.
Sunday, November 1st - High School Club Division I
Girls - Morning
Boys - Afternoon
*A maximum of 20 Clubs and 30 individuals for boys and girls will be invited.

*Specific flight times will be announced closer to the event.

Saturday, November 7th - High School Club Division II
Girls - Morning
Boys - Afternoon
*A maximum of 20 Clubs and 30 individuals for boys and girls will be invited.

*Specific flight times will be announced closer to the event.
Sunday, November 8th - High School Club Division III
Girls - Morning
Boys - Afternoon
*A maximum of 20 Clubs and 30 individuals for boys and girls will be invited.

*Specific flight times will be announced closer to the event.


Format for the Races
Due to the current environment and the need to limit group sizes, these events will take place in a "flighted" format and scored based on the participants finishing time. Flights will not exceed 50 runners per race.
*Please note that these structures could change based on the fluidity of the environment due to COVID-19.
Flight 1
#1 Runners and Top Individuals
Flight 2
#2 and #3 Runners
Flight 3
#4 and #5 Runners
Flight 4
#6 and #7 Runners


Awards
Trophies will be awarded boys and girls to the top 4 teams from each division. Individual medals will be awarded to the top 25 boys and girls from each division.A formal award ceremony will follow the conclusion of the final race for each division.


Preliminary Information for Race Day Staging of Clubs and Individuals
1. Upon a vehicle arriving, waivers will be collected and the temperature of every person in the vehicle will be taken. Any person with a temperature above "X" will not be allowed out of his/her vehicle and must immediately leave the premises.
2. Specific instructions will be handed to the vehicle for the location of the club team and individual staging area and spectator areas.
3. Once out of the vehicles, all participants and spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times. The only time a mask may be taken off is when an athlete is during the actual race he/she is competing.
4. Club Team and Individual staging areas will be pre-assigned.
5. All participants are expected to stay in their assigned staging areas unless warming up for their race.
6. Warming up areas will be assigned and only be allowed to be used at assigned times.
7. Immediately following a race, all participants are require to return to their assigned staging area.


PLEASE NOTE:
More information will be available in the days and weeks to come. Due to the fluidity and unpredictability of the situation COVID-19 presents, and and all of this information is subject to change.




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