HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
Sanctions:Sanctioned requested for the following areas: Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (city and state), 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 stateassociations. Schoolsfrom additional states should contact the race director (401-952-6333) as soon as possible for additional state sanction requests. The meet organizers will apply for additional state sanctions if requested.
Host Institution:North Kingstown High School - North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Race Director:Charlie Breagy - Meet Management by Downtown 5K, Inc.
Contact:Race Director- 401-952-6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course: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 19, 2021 at 9:00 PM. A list of schools competing in each race will be posted by Wednesday, September 21 at 9:00 PM.
Entry Fee: NEW for 2022. Chip timing will be used for the 2022 Ocean State Invitational
$120.00 Boys - This fee includes a maximum of 7 in the championship, 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.
$120.00 Girls - This fee includes a maximum of 7 in the championship 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)
$10.00 per individual runner (when entering 9 or fewer total runners)
For the larger squads, the maximum fee will be $220.00 (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: Race Director, 183 Purgatory Road, Exeter RI 02822
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.
All races will start on time. Please limit entries to those athletes who can finish within the allotted time for each race.
High School Races
High School Races
1 = Larger Schools(will compete in the morning)
2 = Smaller Schools(will compete in the afternoon)
|Race Time||High School Races||Race Team||Gender|
|8:45||Race 1||Freshman - 1||Boys|
|9:10||Race 2||Freshman - 1||Girls|
|9:35||Race 3||Junior Varsity - 1||Boys|
|10:05||Race 3A||Junior Varsity - 1 OVERFLOW||Boys|
|10:35||Race 4||Junior Varsity - 1||Girls|
|11:10||Race 5||Varsity - 1||Boys|
|11:35||Race 6||Varsity - 1||Girls|
|1:05||Awards Ceremony for Races #1 - 8|
|1:25||Race 9||Varsity - 2||Boys|
|1:50||Race 10||Varsity - 2||Girls|
|2:20||Race 11||Junior Varsity - 2||Boys|
|2:50||Race 12||Junior Varsity - 2||Girls|
|3:25||Race 13||Freshman - 2||Boys|
|3:50||Race 14||Freshman -2||Girls|
|4:00||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.REMINDER - JR VARSITY LARGE SCHOOLS BOYS WILL BE LIMITED TO 10; MORE THAN 10 WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THE JV2 BOYS OVERFLOW - RACE 3A** 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.REMINDER - A TEAM MAY ELECT TO RUN 5-7 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AS WELL AS 5-7 IN THE VARSITY.
For the Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity races, there will be two divisions based on the school's enrollment.
Division 1: Larger Schools includes all schools whose enrollment for grades 9-12 forone gender(boys or girls) is 601 or more.
Division 2: Smaller Schools includes all schools whose enrollment for grades 9-12 forone gender(boys or girls) is 470 or less.
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 individuals. (Medals to the top 10 individuals in the JV2 Boys Overflow Race)Plaques to the top 3 teamsFreshmen RacesMedals to the top 30 individualsPlaques to the top 3 teams
PLUS Awards to the All-Star Teams (The 5 runners with the fastest times from the Championship, Varsity 1 or Varsity 2)
ALSO Special awards to the top male and female individual finishers from RI
ALSO Special 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 at the awards tent as soon as results are approved. In the Varsity races, medals after the top 3 will be distributed at the awards tent when the results are approved. In the Championship races, medals after the top 7 will be distributed in the chute.
A final Coach's Instruction Sheet will posted on-line Wednesday evening, September 21.
Large schools will compete in the morning and the small schools will compete in the afternoon.
Freshman races are for 9th graders only.