This unique meeting will begin at 3:00PM on August 28, 2015 at the Valmont bike park located at 3160 Airport Rd. Boulder, CO 80301. The spirit and idea behind this early season meet is to provide a fun, low stress, supportive environment for the athletes to shake the rust off and get high school runners excited about the sport. The course will comprise of 3 laps totaling approximately 4.6 kilometers of hard-packed dirt.
This year’s event will feature a coed 7 heat format. The first 5 heats will be JV, the final 2 will be Varsity. Coaches should plan to enter 3 girls and 3 boys each in heats 6 and 7. In the first 5 heats, please enter no more than 12 athletes in each heat and distribute girls and boys as evenly as possible. Coaches do not have to declare which athletes will compete in any particular heat however, we would like to execute a slowest to fastest heat format (i.e. distribute your Junior Varsity athletes in the early heats and the Varsity athletes in the latter heats to streamline the flow of the races).
Coaches, please communicate to parents that heats will begin APPROXIMATELY every 25-30 min with the first heat starting at 3:00PM. After the first heat, heats may begin early to eliminate dead time in the meet. No two heats will occur simultaneously due to the nature of the course. We anticipate the final heat will start by 6:00 PM.
Team scoring will not be kept however individuals with the fastest times of the meet will be recognized at the conclusion of the final heat.
First race start: 3:00PM
Each of the 7 races will start approximately 25-30 min after the previous, with the final varsity race beginning around 6:00PM
Entries are due to Amie and Benji Durden (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ) by the end of day Monday 8/24/15. Entry fee is $200 per team with checks payable to Flatirons Running Events and mailed to Valmont XC Invitational, 629 S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305.
Oh snap. We don't have a course map yet.