The Fourth Annual Nevada/Jim Vanden Heuvel Twilight Cross Country Classic


Sponsored by VS Athletics

“A Cross Country Opener Under Lights”

Escape the late summer heat and open the cross country season in the cool evening air at Spark’s Shadow Mountain Park. Race a loop course that will allow for coaches and spectators to watch and cheer numerous times. The later races will be run under lights.

Contact Kirk Elias at kdelias@unr.edu to reserve a spot for your team.

When:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Where:

Shadow Mountain Park, 3300 Sparks Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431

Schedule:

5:30pm 8th Grade and Under Boys and Girls 3000 meters
6:10pm HS Boys-JV-Unlimited entries 4000 meters
6:45pm HS Girls-JV-Unlimited entries 4000 meters
7:20pm College/Open Men  6000 meters
8:00pm HS Boys Varsity (Top 7 only) 4000 meters
8:30pm College/Open Women 4000 meters
9:00pm HS Girls Varsity (Top 7 only) 4000 meters

Course:

The course will be a loop course of approx. 1290 meters. The course is a mainly dirt trails, with grass at the start and finish. The course is on pavement for short stretches. Flats are highly recommended, but spikes may be used.

Course Preview:

The course will be first available for preview on Friday, September 3 from 4:00-6:00pm.

Packet Pick Up:

At meet headquarters near finish line.

Medical:

Trainers will be available at the course starting 45 minutes before the first race.

Entries/Deadline:

Contact Kirk Elias at kdelias@unr.edu to reserve a spot for your team. Entries are unlimited/team. Please register your entries at www.directathletics.com after August 16. Entry deadline is Monday, August 30 at Noon PDT.

Entry Fee:

Entry fees due at check in. They may be mailed in advance to Kirk Elias, 129 Legacy Hall/MS 264, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. Please make checks to “Board of Regents”.

High School: $20/Individual if not a complete team. $100 for each gender team from a school. If only Boys are attending and there is a squad in both the JV and Varsity the total is $100. If there are Boys and Girls squads competing then the total is $200. A maximum of $200/high school total for the four races.
College: $25/Individual up to four individuals/college. $150/team or $250 for a combined program.
Eighth Grade and Younger: $10
Open athletes: $20

Registration for High School and College:

Register through www.directathletics.com. Registration deadline is Noon PDT on Monday, August 30th.

Registration for 8th grade and younger:

Email Name, Gender, and Grade to LYNN MENTZER lynnmentzer@sbcglobal.net by Noon PDT on Tuesday, August 31st.

Registration for Open Athletes

Register through www.directathletics.com. Registration deadline is Noon PDT on Monday, August 30th . You will be required to pay when registering online.

Collegiate Scoring:

One overall score if 2/3 of teams are Division I. If Division I teams comprise less than 2/3 then the meet will be scored in two divisions; Division I, and a Collegiate Division

Awards:

  • High School: To the top 20 individuals and the first team. Individual Awards are T- Shirts.
  • College/Open: To the top 20 individuals and the first team. Individual Awards are T- Shirts.

Concessions:

T-Shirts and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Directions:

  • From I-80 east bound take Exit 20 (Sparks Blvd). Turn right (north) onto Sparks Blvd. The park will be on your right in 2.3 miles
  • From I-80 west bound take Exit 20 (Sparks Blvd). Turn right (north) onto Sparks Blvd. The park will be on your right in 2.3 miles.

Showers:

There are no showers available at the park.

Questions:

Call Kirk Elias at 775-682-6912 or kdelias@unr.edu

Preferred Hotel:

We have set aside rooms at Circus Circus as this is the beginning of the Labor Day weekend, a busy weekend for the hotels in Reno. Call 1-800-648-5010 and say you are reserving rooms under the “Nevada Twilight Cross Country Classic” room block.

Reservations must be telephoned directly to Hotel Reservation Department at 1-800-648-5010. In order to receive the group rate, callers must identify their affiliation with Nevada Twilight Cross Country Classic. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who fail to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is made.

  • Rooms will be $45.00 for Thursday night. Rooms for Friday and Saturday nights will be $79.00/night.
The cut-off date for room reservations at the above rate is August 19th. If you want rooms after that date, you may still attempt to get them at our guaranteed rate, but it will be at Circus Circus’ discretion.
 

 

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