Ponaganset High School CC Course

Address: 137 Anan Wade Road, North Scituate, RI 2857

The Ponaganset Covered Bridge Trail 5000m Championship Cross-Country Course is located on the 90 acre rural campus of Ponaganset High School (also known as the Foster-Glocester Regional School District) located a 137 Anan Wade Road in Glocester, RI. The Rhode Island Class & State Cross Country Championships have been held on this same course 5000m course since 2003 - as were the New Championships in 2006. About the Course A moderately-plus hilly course comprised of 1/3 fields and 2/3 woods, with 3 bridges including a beautiful handcrafted covered bridge. The start and finish of the course take place mostly on the Ponaganset athletic fields (well-groomed grass). The Trail (2 miles long) is on average (approx) 18 feet wide with a surface composed of 1/2" packed, processed gravel. The first major uphill (Indian hill) begins at 1.1 miles (a short, somewhat on the steep-side uphill) into the race. It is followed by a long (.5 mile) downhill. Runners gradually begin to climb again at about the 1.7 mile mark, with a challenging 300m, 2 stage uphill beginning at about the 2.15 and ending at the 2.35 mile mark. Runners emerge out of the woods for a .35 mile finish on the athletic fields that culminates with the finish line straightaway to the finish line on the grassy infield inside of the track in front of the athletic stand bleachers. The trail is wide, well-groomed and completely absent of rocks, roots & mud. The trail surface remains mud-free in rainy conditions, although areas of the field can become significantly wet. 1/4"-3/8" pyramid spikes are recommended for most weather conditions (there are no grass up or downhills on this course). Coaches & spectators are able to view nearly 2/3 of the race very well, including getting back to the track area in plenty of time to see the finish. Race officials only are allowed inside the track fence, this allows for the entire finish of the race to be viewed by all coaches and spectators. The 1 mile mark is easily accessible by coaches for the recording of mile splits. The 2 mile mark is easily accessible for team managers to record 2 mile split times. Link to a animated course map


Venue Records

NOT OFFICIAL RECORDS. These stats are according to our database.

Meets Held Here

Date Meet
2023-11-04 RIIL State Cross Country Championships
2023-10-28 RI Class & JV State Championships
2023-10-03 Northern Dual Meet 4: PONN, NS, SMITH, WOON
2023-09-12 Northern Dual Meet 1: BURR, Davies, PONN, SCIT
2022-11-12 New England Cross Country Championships
2022-11-05 RIIL State Cross Country Championships
2022-10-29 RI Class Championships
2022-10-08 Ponaganset Covered Bridge Classic
2021-11-06 RIIL State Cross Country Championships
2021-10-30 RI Class Championships
2021-10-09 North Scituate Invitational
2021-09-27 PON-BURR-SCI
2021-09-20 PON-NS-MSC-WOON
2021-09-13 PON-LIN-SM-DAV
2021-06-01 Ponaganset Home Meet #3
2021-05-22 Ponaganset Home Meet #2
2021-05-08 Ponaganset Home Meet #1
2020-11-14 RIIL State Championships
2020-11-07 RIIL Class Championships
2020-10-20 PON-MSC-WOON-NS
2020-10-03 Pon-Cu-BVP-CF-NP
2019-11-02 Rhode Island State Championships
2019-10-26 Class Championships
2019-05-08 Northern Division Girls and Boys Championships
2018-11-04 Rhode Island State Championships
2018-10-28 Class Championships
2017-11-05 Rhode Island State Championships
2017-10-28 Class Championships
2017-10-17 The Classic
2016-11-12 New England Championships
2016-11-06 Rhode Island State Cross Country Championships
2016-10-29 RI Class Championships
2016-05-21 Class C Championships
2015-11-08 Rhode Island State Championships
2015-10-31 RI Class Championships
2015-05-23 Class C Championships
2014-11-02 Rhode Island State Championships
2014-10-25 R.I. Class Championships
2014-05-13 Northern Division Girls' Championship
2013-11-03 Rhode Island State Championships
2013-10-26 Rhode Island Class Championships
2013-10-26 Rhode Island State Championships
2012-11-04 Rhode Island Cross Country State Championship
2012-11-04 Rhode Island State Championship
2012-10-27 Rhode Island JV State Championship
2012-10-26 Rhode Island Cross Country Class Championships
2011-11-12 New England XC Championship
2011-11-06 Rhode Island State Championships
2011-10-29 Rhode Island Class Cross Country Championships
2011-10-29 Rhode Island State JV Championships

XC Course Rating

The higher the number the more difficult the course statistically.

Conversion Table
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