The Inaugural Eye Opener Invitational

Saturday, September 30th 2017

Do you need a meet to fill in where Stanford used to be? We promise to have better awards than Stanford! This meet is on a flat and fast course. A good course to determine varsity spots, asses ability levels, and evaluate runners over a longer distance prior to league beginning.   Eyes may be opened in a good way or not so good.

When: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Where: Shollenberger Park in Petaluma, California

Course: Two very flat loops- one .8 loop followed by a 2.2 bigger loop. For a total length of 3 miles. Paved and dirt trail. There are no trees on the course. It could be chilly and foggy and then burn off for the later races. 

Divisions and race times

(Number of athletes may result in additional/combining of  races. Please check back to this website for any important updates. Start may be in single file by team depending on the number of athletes in each race.)

Frosh Boys                  8:30

Frosh Girls                   9:05

Soph. Boys                  9:35

Soph. Girls                  10:05

Jr. Boys                        10:35

Jr. Girls                        10:55

Sr. Boys                      11:25

Sr. Girls.                      11:55

 

Awards- Top  girl and boy time of the day will get backpack

Top 5 in each race will receive a spike bag

Top 10 in each race earn ribbons

Donation: $5.00 per athlete. Maximum $125 per school. Since this is the first year we are limiting it to a maximum of 20 teams.

Make checks payable to Casa Grande Cross Country Club. You can mail the checks to 333 Casa Grande Rd, Petaluma CA, 94954, c/o Casa Grande Cross Country  or bring your check the day of the race. Please let me know if you will be mailing your check or bringing it day of the event.

Watching the race: Spectators can easily see the start, finish, and first small loop. However when the athletes come through for the first loop, spectators need to be off the side of the trail and not impede the runners.  As the athletes finish, spectators should stand on the paved trail above the finish line to cheer on the athletes.

Parking: There is very limited parking at the park, but there are multiple side streets available. Buses should park along McDowell Blvd. Currently I am working with some nearby business to use their parking lot for tent locations and parking the day of the event.

Entries and Results: I will be using webscorer.com for results and entries. More information will be available shortly. We will also post the results the old fashioned way at the end of races. If I have the technology available results maybe printed.

Refreshments: There will be a concession tent to purchase breakfast type foods, snacks, and drinks.

Athletes, spectators, and parents should not enter any water in the area.  The wet winter means there may be water or not depending on the summer weather. The ground may look dry and cracked, but who knows what lurks beneath. Also, the area is home to many waterfowl and other creatures, so please respect the foliage and fauna.

No frisbees, footballs, etc, it is a small area and we don't want any unforeseen accidents. 

First Aid: Casa Grande athletic trainers will be on site to assist.

Directions

From 101 North or South take the 116 exit towards Sonoma. At McDowell Boulevard turn right. Cader Lane is the entrance to Shollenberger Park or use google maps for the technologically advanced. Buses cannot enter the small parking lot and other vehicles will be directed to side streets or nearby parking lots. Please check back to this website for more information as the date approaches.

More Information: Contact Carl Triola via email cvtriola@sbcglobal.net or 707-495-5135