Women's Cross Country
nature's bakery twilight race


Nature's Bakery
Nevada Twilight
Cross Country Classic
In memory of Jim Vanden Heuvel

"Cross Country Under Lights"

Escape the late summer heat and run 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: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Where: Shadow Mountain Park, 3300 Sparks Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431
Schedule: 6:30pm
6:53pm
7:16pm
7:39pm
8:02pm
8:25pm
8:48pm
9:11pm
9:32pm
Eight Grade and Under Boys and Girls
Unattached Race
Junior Varsity Girls
Junior Varsity Boys
Small School Varsity Boys (All)
Small School Varsity Girls (All)
Large School Varsity Boys (Top 7 only)
College/Open Women
Large School Varsity Girls (Top 7 only)
3000 meters
4000 meters
4000 meters
4000 meters
4000 meters
4000 meters
4000 meters
4000 meters
4000 meters

Course: The course will consist of a short loop course of approx. 1000 meters and a longer loop of approx. 1300 meters. The course is a mainly dirt trails, with grass at the start and finish. Flats are highly recommended, but spikes may be used.

TEAM CAMP/WARM UP AREA: Will take place on the softball fields.

Course Preview The course will be first available for preview starting at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 7. There will be soccer games playing on the field where the start/finish occurs until 4:00pm. Please do not  enter the main field until the soccer games have concluded!!!

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 15. Entry deadline is Wednesday, September 4th at 7:00PM 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". Entry fees are non-refundable!!!

  • High School
    • $15/Individual if not a complete team
    • $65 for each gender team from a school. If only Boys or only girls are attending  the total is $65. If there are Boys and Girls squads competing then the total is $130
  • College
    • $25/Individual up to four individuals/college
    • $150/team, $250 for combined program
  • Open athletes: $20
  • 8th Grade and under: $10/Individual, $50 for each gender team

Registration for High School and College: Register through www.directathletics.com. Registration deadline is 7:00PM PDT on Wednesday, September 4th.

Registration for 8th grade and younger: Email Name, Gender, and Grade to LYNN MENTZER lynnmentzer@sbcglobal.net by 7:00PM PDT on Wednesday, September 4th.

Registration for Open Athletes: Register through www.directathletics.com. Registration deadline is 6:00PM PDT on Wednesday, September 4th. 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 in each race
  • College/Open: To the top 20 individuals

Concessions: T-Shirts and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Directions:

  • From I-80 east bound take Exit 20 (Sparks Blvd). Turn left (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: Circus Circus is offering rooms for $64.00 for both Friday and Saturday evenings, Sept 6-7 for the Twilight Classic. The rates are good for the north tower right off the front desk and close to all of the restaurants. If you wish to book this, please use the following code and phone number to make the reservation.
Booking Code: INVTWIL
Phone: 800-648-5010
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