Meet Information

MIDDLE SCHOOLDate:Friday, September 23, 2016 (rain or shine) 3:45 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Sanction:Requested for all middle schools in RI, MA, and CT through the RI Principals Committee on Athletics Grades 6-8Host Institution:North Kingstown High School North Kingstown, Rhode IslandDirectors:Charlie Breagy, Anne Rothenberg, Bob Rothenberg - Meet Management by Downtown 5K, Inc.Contact:Bob Rothenberg 401-294-9946 or help@oceanstatexc.comCourse:Goddard Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02818. 2,000 meters (1.4 miles), grass and dirt paths, moderate hills, mostly flat.Directions:From the North: Rte. 95 S to exit 9 (left-hand exit) onto Rte. 4 S. Immediately exit at Rte. 401/East Greenwich. Right at light onto 401/Division St. One mile curve right onto First Ave. Turn right at light onto Main St. One-half mile at light, turn left onto Old Forge Rd. Old Forge becomes Ives Rd. One mile to park entrance on left. From the South: Rte. 95 N to exit 8A/Rte. 2 S. At first light, turn left onto Rte. 401 E/Division St. Follow directions above.Entry Info:All entries will be submitted on-line. Entries will close on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM. A list of schools competing in each race will be posted by Wednesday, September 21 at 9:00 PM.Entry Fee:$60.00 Boys$60.00 GirlsOr $10.00 per individual runner.Once your entries have been registered on line and the entries close, your school is responsible for the entire entry fee. Adjustments will not be made for no-shows. Entry fees should be made payable to: "Downtown 5K, Inc." Entry fees may be mailed to: Bob Rothenberg, 229 Seabreeze Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852.Meet Rules:Guidelines provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations rule book. Please note in particular the articles dealing with uniforms and unsportsmanlike conduct. Coaches and other non-competitors are urged to stay off the runners path in the woods. No bikes or other vehicles are permitted.Parking:Park rangers will direct cars to ample parking available within the park. Buses will be allowed to drop off passengers and then follow directions to park in designated areas.Facilities:Bathrooms and food concession available. T-shirts will be sold at the meet. No lockers or showers available at race site. Team tents/canopies permitted.Schedule:All races will start on time. Please limit entries to those athletes who can finish within the allotted time for each race.3:45 Race 1 7th Grade Girls4:10 Race 2 7th Grade Boys4:35 Race 3 6th Grade Girls5:00 Race 4 6th Grade Boys5:25 Race 5 8th Grade Girls5:50 Race 6 8th Grade Boys6:10 Awards CeremonyAwards:Individual awards for the places 6-30 in each race will be distributed in the chute. The top 5 individual awards and all team awards will be presented on the awards platform. All Races Awards to the top 30 individuals. Awards to the top 3 teamsReminder:The schedule remains the same as last year. The order of events will be 7th graders, followed by 6th graders, followed by 8th graders.HIGH SCHOOLDate:Saturday, September 24, 2016 (rain or shine) 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.Sanction:Sanction requested for the following areas: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (city and state), North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Pennsylvania. Students who are official members of their respective high school teams are eligible. All schools must be members of their state associations. Schools from additional states should contact Bob Rothenberg as soon as possible for sanction requests.Host Institution:North Kingstown High School North Kingstown, Rhode IslandDirectors:Charlie Breagy, Anne Rothenberg, Bob Rothenberg Meet Management by Downtown 5K, Inc.Contact:Bob Rothenberg 401-294-9946 or help@oceanstatexc.comCourse:Goddard Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02818. 5,000 meters (3.1 miles), 4,000 meters for freshmen; grass and dirt paths, moderate hills, mostly flat.Directions:From the North: Rte. 95 S to exit 9 (left-hand exit) onto Rte. 4 S. Immediately exit at Rte. 401/East Greenwich. Right at light onto 401/Division St. One mile curve right onto First Ave. Turn right at light onto Main St. One-half mile at light, turn left onto Old Forge Rd. Old Forge becomes Ives Rd. One mile to park entrance on left.From the South: Rte. 95 N to exit 8A/Rte. 2 S. At first light, turn left onto Rte. 401 E/Division St. Follow directions above.Entry Info:All entries will be submitted on-line. Entries will close on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM. A list of schools competing in each race will be posted by Wednesday, September 21 at 9:00 PM. Entry Fee:$90.00 Boys - This fee includes a maximum of 7 in the varsity, 7 in the jv, and 7 in the freshmen. Additional runners in the jv and freshmen will be accepted at $3.00 per runner.$90.00 Girls - This fee includes a maximum of 7 in the varsity, 7 in the jv, and 7 in the freshmen. Additional runners in the jv and freshmen will be accepted at $3.00 per runner or $10.00 per individual runner (when entering 9 or fewer total runners)For the larger squads, the maximum fee will be $200.00 (boys and girls separate).Once your entries have been registered on line and the entries close, your high school is responsible for the entire entry fee. Adjustments will not be made for no-shows.Entry fees should be made payable to: Downtown 5K, Inc. Entry fees may be mailed to: Bob Rothenberg, 229 Seabreeze Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852.Meet Rules:Guidelines provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations rule book. Please note in particular the articles dealing with uniforms and unsportsmanlike conduct. Coaches and other non-competitors are urged to stay off the runners path in the woods. No bikes or other vehicles are permitted. Parking:Park rangers will direct cars to ample parking available within the park. Buses will be allowed to drop off passengers and then follow directions to park in designated areas.Facilities:Bathrooms and food concession available. T-shirts will be sold at the meet. No lockers or showers available at race site. Team tents/canopies permitted.Schedule:All races will start on time. Please limit entries to those athletes who can finish within the allotted time for each race.9:00 Race 1 Freshman - 1 Boys9:25 Race 2 Freshman - 1 Girls9:50* Race 3 Junior Varsity 1 Boys10:20* Race 4 Junior Varsity 1 Girls10:55** Race 5 Varsity 1 Boys11:20** Race 6 Varsity 1 Girls11:50 Opening Ceremony12:00** Race 7 Championship Boys12:30** Race 8 Championship Girls12:50 Awards Ceremony for Races #1 - 81:10** Race 9 Varsity 2 Boys1:35** Race 10 Varsity 2 Girls2:05* Race 11 Junior Varsity 2 Boys2:35* Race 12 Junior Varsity 2 Girls3:10 Race 13 Freshman - 2 Boys3:35 Race 14 Freshman 2 Girls3:45 Awards Ceremony for Races # 9 - 14* A school may enter an unlimited number in the Junior Varsity race only after it has entered a team in either the Varsity or Championship race.** A school may elect to enter its top 5-7 runners in either the Championship or the Varsity race. The Championship race should include the top teams in the meet from either Division. Special awards will be offered in the Championship race. A school may enter one or two individuals in the Championship race while running 5-7 other athletes in the regular Varsity race. For the Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity races, there will be two divisions based on the schools enrollment.Division 1: Smaller Schoolsinclude all schools whose enrollment for grades 9-12 for one gender (boys or girls) is 470 or less.Division 2: Larger Schoolsinclude all schools whose enrollment for grades 9-12 for one gender (boys or girls) is 601 or more. Schools with an enrollment between 471 and 600 for one gender will be assigned a Division. They will be notified no later than Wednesday, September 21 of their assigned Division. Awards:Championship RacesAwards to the top 15 individualsMedals to the top 30 individualsPlaques to the top 3 teamsAwards to the coach of the top 3 teamsVarsity RacesAwards to the top 10 individualsMedals to the top 30 individualsPlaques to the top 3 teamsJunior Varsity RacesMedals to the top 30 individualsPlaques to the top 3 teamsFreshmen RacesMedals to the top 30 individualsPlaques to the top 3 teamsPLUSAwards to the All-Star Teams (The top 5 runners from the Championship plus any Varsity runner with an equal or faster time)ALSOSpecial awards to the top male and female finishers, individually and team, from RIALSOSpecial awards to the team with the best total time of the top 5 boys and top 5 girls from the same school (from championship races)Individual medals for the Freshmen and Junior Varsity will be distributed in the chute. In the Varsity races, medals after the top 5 will be distributed in the chute. In the Championship races, medals after the top 10 will be distributed in the chute.Reminders:A final Coachs Instruction Sheet will posted on-line Wednesday evening, September 21.The time schedule is reversed from 2015 with the small schools in the morning and the large schools in the afternoon. Freshman races are for 9th graders only.

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