XXXXC High School Invitational 2018

Philadelphia, PA

Meet Information

Dear Coach(s),

We would like to invite you and your cross-country team to the 11th annual 4 x XC Relay Meet at the Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia on September 8th, 2018.

For 2018, we are altering the events to make the Invite even more athlete friendly. Our goal is for all runners, varsity, junior varsity, and freshman to race in the relay. The relay is great way to promote team building when athletes are dependent on each other. In many ways, this meet is an ideal way to kick off your cross country season! Last year a vast array of teams from PA and NJ competed. The Belmont Plateau has been renovated and is in the best conditions in decades We would like to add your team to this incredible event.

We are very fortunate to have Bryn Mawr Running Company and our new sponsor Hoka serving as our meet sponsors! We have attempted to make the meet an enjoyable experience for you and your athletes. This meet will include the following:

The Open 5k will take runners on the traditional 5K course at the Belmont Plateau. Our goal is to grow this race and promote cross country beyond high school competition. For all open race details please visit:

All athletes will compete over the same two mile course, but in a four person relay format that will cover a total of eight thrilling miles. Schools can enter up to two teams of four runners in the varsity race and unlimited in the 3 other divisions. If a team does not have enough for an additional 4, they can run a shortened relay of 1-3 runners.

Course and Schedule:

Upon registration, a baton/braclet with a chip will be issued to each relay team. The girls' and boys' relay will be 4 X 2 miles run entirely on grass and dirt trails. Both the boys and girls will be racing on the same course at the same time. The girls divisions will start approximately 9-10 minutes before the boys divisions to avoid the afternoon heat and to add more excitement to the races (Battle of the Sexes, see above).

Course Map

8:45 am COACHES MEETING (Near Start/Finish)

9:00am Quad X Open Race 5k- Coaches run free.

10:00am Girl Divisions Relay (4 x 2 miles)

~10:09am Boy Divisions Relay (4 x 2 miles)

11:30am Awards

Registration, two steps:

Online Registration- Go to and find ZXXXC Invite. Enter all of your athletes into their respective relay.

Mail in your Registration:

The entry fee is $110 dollars per team, or $185 per school if both girl and boys teams are attending.

Fill out the accompanying entry form below by Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 and please make checks payable to "Bryn Mawr Racing Company" and forward the check with the entry blank to:

Attn: Race Director

828 West Lancaster Ave

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


Hoka prizes will be awarded to the top:

Team (TBD)

*Girls will get a lead based on average difference of previous year races.

Timing and Results:

We will again be chip timing using MYLAPS Bibtag. We anticipate having all Open and Relay results online by the time the race is complete. For the relays, we'll do our best to get all splits accurately online within 1-2 hours after the race is complete. We anticipate having all splits available with the chip timing system. However as a backup, coaches are encouraged to take splits for their relay runners.

Relay Course Map

Medical Assistance:

Ambulance service will have EMT's onsite throughout the event at the finishing area. Ice will be provided by Bryn Mawr Running Company.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions regarding the meet, please contact Ryan Walsh at: (484) 686-5900 or email:

Thank you for your interest in the XXXC Relay Meet. We look forward to having you join us for a great day of racing!

Sincerely yours,

Ryan Walsh, Bob Schwelm, Sean Linehan

Bryn Mawr Racing Co.

Bryn Mawr Running Co.