2007 Bob Firman Cross Country Invitational

Race Information

 

 

Races Schedule:                  8:50   Collegiate Men........................................... 8000 meters

                                          9:25   Collegiate Women...................................... 5000 meters

                                        10:00   DII Varsity Boys........................................ 5000 meters

                                        10:30   DI Varsity Boys......................................... 5000 meters

                                        11:00   Elite Varsity Girls....................................... 5000 meters

                                        11:30   Elite Varsity Boys...................................... 5000 meters

                                        12:00   DII Varsity Girls........................................ 5000 meters

                                        12:30   DI Varsity Girls.......................................... 5000 meters

                                          1:00   JV Boys.................................................... 5000 meters

                                          1:30   JV Girls..................................................... 5000 meters

                                          2:00   9th Grade Boys.......................................... 5000 meters

                                          2:30   9th Grade Girls........................................... 5000 meters

                                          3:00   Middle/Jr High Boys (6th-8th grade)............. 3000 meters

                                          3:30   Middle/Jr High Girls (6th-8th grade).............. 3000 meters

 

                                       This is a rolling schedule. The races will continue at the pace the meet allows. In the past, all races have started at the scheduled times.

 

Race Packets:                  Available for pickup Friday between 3pm-5pm at the course near the Awards/Pavillion area and all day Saturday starting at 8am. Race packets include bibs, safety pins, course maps, race information and coaches credentials (to teams providing coaches names) Packets will only be released if entry fee has been paid - no exceptions.

 

Race Bibs                        All competitors are required to have a race bib. Please check to make sure that your athlete’s information is correct on the race bib label. Race bibs must to be worn on the front of the school uniform.

 

Timing Chips:                   The Elite Varsity Girls and Elite Varsity Boys races will be AMB chip timed. The timing chips will be available at a designated area near the starting line beginning at 10:00am on Saturday. All competitors in the Elite Varsity races must wear both a race bib and a timing chip. The chip must be worn around the ankle. 

 

Course Maps:                   Three different course maps 3k, 5k, and 8k.  8”x11” black and white course maps will be in the race packets. 4”x6” color course maps are on the Coach’s credentials and a large full color map will be located near the Awards/Pavilion area. Color PDF’s of the course maps are available for download.

 

Course Closure:                Once the races begin at 8:50 a.m. we ask that your athletes stay off the course. Because of the number of athletes in each race and out of courtesy for the athletes racing, please keep warm-ups off the course running lanes.

 

Mile Markers/Clock:         Mile markers for 1, 2, and 3 miles are posted for the 5k. Race clocks will be located at the 1 mile mark and at the finish line. Please note the race clocks are for reference only and are not the official time.

 

Race Announcers:            Race announcers will be located at three different areas around the course. At the start/finish line area, the awards area, and at the top of Spectator Hill. 

 

Race Results:                   Approximately 20 minutes following the finish of each race “unofficial” race results will be posted near the Awards/Pavilion area and hard copies will be made available to coaches (two per school per race and will only be released to coaches with “Bob Firman coach credentials”) Coaches will have 30 minutes following the posting of the unofficial race results to bring any finish order discrepancies to the attention of the meet referee. These unofficial race results will become official 30 minutes after being posted unless contested results are still being reviewed by meet judges.

 

                                       Results for each race will be posted on the meet website bobfirmanxc.org approximately 15 minutes after becoming “official”.

 

                                       Full meet results will be e-mailed Saturday evening to media outlets. Media contacts that were provided by coaches that responded to our media contact information request will be receiving the results.

 

Race Result Labels          Souvenir race result labels will be available at the Awards/Pavilion area approximately 60 minutes following the finish of each race. Souvenir labels have each individual runner’s place and finish time. Many athletes like to stick these labels on their race bibs.

 

Race Coverage:               Media at the event will include John Dye, Donna Dye and Dave Devine with DyeStat.com; Jesse Zentz, sportswriter for the Idaho Statesman; Rob Monroe, freelance sports writer; and KCHS Broadcasting, Capital High School’s video production team. Check meet website for media links.

 

Awards Individuals:          Collegiate races: Custom medals awarded to the top 10 finishers.

 

                                       High school varsity races: Custom medals, Nike backpacks, and certificates awarded to the top 20 finishers. Medals and backpacks will be awarded at the event. Award certificates, which include names and times of all top 20 finishers, will be mailed to the school.

 

                                       High school junior varsity races: Custom medals awarded to 1st -10th and ribbons awarded to 11th-20th.

 

                                       9th grade races: Custom medals awarded to 1st - 3rd and ribbons awarded to 4th-25th.

 

                                       Middle/Junior High (6th - 8th Grade) races: Ribbons awarded to 1st - 25th.

 

Awards Teams:                Trophy’s awarded to top three teams in all six high school varsity races. Custom medals to 7 runners for each of the top three teams in the six varsity races. Trophy awarded to top men’s and women’s collegiate teams.

 

Award Presentation:         Award ceremony takes place near the pavilion. Awards will be presented by Bob and Wanda Firman. Please have athletes at the award area on time.   

 

                                       Award Schedule:

                                       11:00       Collegiate – Individuals and teams

                                          1:00      Elite Varsity Girls & Boys - Individuals and teams

                                          1:30      DII Varsity Boys & Girls - Individuals and teams

                                          2:00      DI Varsity Boys & Girls - Individuals and teams

                                          2:30      JV Boys & Girls – Individuals only

                                          3:00      9th Grade Girls & Boys - Individuals only

                                          3:30      Middle School Boys

                                          4:00      Middle School Girls

 

 

Race Pictures:                  Race photos will be available for purchase from IdahoSportsPics.com

 

Restrooms:                       Located in four areas around the park.

                                       Permanent site - Near the awards area.

                                       Permanent site - West side of the park (beach side). Largest facility.

                                       Portables - Between Start line area and Awards area.

                                       Portables - Start line area. Reserved for “Athletes Only”

 

Admission:                       Admission to the event is free however; there is a $5/vehicle park entrance fee. Team buses/vans are exempt from the park entrance fee.

 

Team Tents:                     Several large grass areas available throughout the park. Most teams prefer to set up in the grass area between the pavilion and the start/finish area.

 

Website:                          www.BobFirmanXC.org

 

Questions:                        Dave Mills     dave@bobfirmanxc.org              208-867-0919

                                       Tim Severa    timsevera@ymcatvidaho.org      208-859-7953

 

 

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