Meet Information

Participating Schools: McKeesport Area, Elizabeth Forward, West Mifflin, South Allegheny, Brentwood, Serra Catholic, Steel Valley, Baldwin JV, Highlands, Yough, Thomas Jefferson, and Belle Vernon.

Location: Boston Trail section of the Yough River Trail, Soccer Field, Under the Boston Bridge, between Versailles Boro and Elizabeth Township.
Date and Time: Friday, September 1st, 2017, Girls’ Varsity Race starts at 3:15pm, Boys’ Varsity Race starts at 4:00pm. Open Boys’ & Girls’ Junior Varsity Race starts at 4:45pm. Awards presentation is at 5:30pm.

Course: Flat out and back 5K on gravel trail and grass. Spikes are permitted.

Individual Awards: Top 20 finishers in the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity races receive medals. Top 3 Boys and top 3 Girls in the JV Race receive medals.

Team Scoring: The scoring system will combine the Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity results into one team score to determine an overall Champion. The top 25 finishers in each race will count towards the total. The first place finisher in each race will score 25 points for their school. Second place will score 24 points. Third place will score 23, and so on. The final team score will be the total amount of points each school earns from both races combined. The team with the highest amount of points wins the River Trail Cup for that year. Only 7 runners are permitted for each school in each Varsity race.

Team Awards: The overall winning school receives the River Trail Cup until the following year’s event. The winning Boys team and the winning Girls team in the Varsity races will each receive a plaque.

Results: Team and Individual results will be posted on the Miles for Smiles website at, and on the PennTrackXC’s website at

Entry Fees: $100.00 per school. $20.00 per individual on teams with less than 5 runners. Checks are to be made payable to McKeesport Tigers Cross Country. Mailed to: Mark Bacco, 1300 Luehm Ave., North Versailles, PA 15137

Race Sponsors: Penn State University – Greater Allegheny Athletics