The TSTCA Cross Country Championship Meet is free to all TSTCA Team Members.
The cost for Non-TSTCA Members is $100.00 per team ($100.00 for Men's Team and $100.00 for Women's Team) Entry fee Payable at the meet. Make checks payable to "TSTCA"
Send all Payments to: TSTCA
PO Box 18114
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
NO Spectators No SPECTATORS NO SPECTATORS
Keep in mind our goal is to run a safe and careful event due to regulations and protacols set up by the State of Pennsylvania, the PIAA, the WPIAL, Allegheny County and the Allegheny Health Department several changes will be observed at the meet this year. -
- TSTCA Cross Country Championship Meet will be run over a two (2) day period, Wednesday (10/21) and Thursday (10/22) at White Oak Park
- Each Team will be permitted to compete up to eight (12) male and female runners in the Varsity Races. THERE WILL BE NO JUNIOR VARSITY RACES THIS YEAR.
- Race results will be put into the MileSplit Website at the conclusion of each race. All awards, team and individual, can be picked up by the COACH prior to leaving the park at the Magnolia Pavilion, just down from the Start/ Finish Line. Only the Coach, no one else, will be permitted to pick up the awards
- No Spectators will be permitted at the Start/Finish Line
Thank you for expressing an interest in participating in this race. Your continued support helps to provide a quality race for all competitors
Top 3 teams in A, AA, and AAA
Top 20 individuals A, AA, and AAA-boys and girls
List of Events:
No course preview and runners must carry masks with them
Due to the limit going to 250 we should be able to run without waves. If we need to run waves, coaches will be made aware of this at the Coaches Meeting. Teams may enter and compete eight (12) runners in each of the varsity races.
Wednesday October 21
8:30am AA teams may enter the park. Pick up your bibs and staging area. If you attended the RWB or the Bald Eagle Invitation, you will be in the same pavilion.
9:00 am Coaches meeting at the starting line pod. No Course preview and all Runners must wear masks to the Starting Line.
9:30 AA Boys' ALL Boys
10:15 AA Girls ALL Girls
12:30 pm ALL AA teams must be out of park. Please pick up awards before you leave. Top 3 teams and top 20 individuals
1:00 pm A schools may enter the park . Pick up your bibs and staging area. If you attended the RWB you will be in the same area or pavilion.
1:30 pm Coaches Meeting at the finish line - No course preview and all runner must wear masks to the Starting Line
2:00 pm A Boys ALL will run
2:45 pm A Girls ALL will run
3:30 pm A Boys IF NEEDED
4:00 pm A teams must be out of park . Please pick up your awards. Top 3 teams and top 20individuals.
Thursday October 22
12:00 pm AAA arrive. Pick up bibs upon entering. If you were at RWB and Bald Eagle Invitational you will be staged in same location or pavilion.
No course preview All runners must carry masks with them.
12:30 pm Coaches Meeting at the starting line pod. No course preview and all runners must wear masks to the Starting Line.
1:00 pm AAA Boys session 1
1:45 pm AAA Boys session 2
2:30 pm AAA Girls Session 1
3:15 pm AAA Girls Session 2
4:30 pm AAA teams must be out of the park. Please pick up awards before you leave. Top 3 teams and top 20 individuals
no more than 12 in varsity race. Athletes must carry masks. Stay away from start/finish lines.
White Oak Park Safety Protocols 2020 Invitationals
Before teams arrive, they must follow all Covid-19 safety protocols set in place by their own district. In addition, they will complete a verification form. As teams arrive, each team will be informed of their designated parking area and staging zone. When athletes are not racing they should stay in this area to allow for team distancing and to maintain state-mandated event numbers*. Coaches/athletes are responsible for bringing their own water supply. Masks should be worn by all individuals at all times in this area if medically possible, with exceptions made for hydrating and eating snacks. This is where warm-ups should occur and athletes are permitted to remove their masks during warm-ups. Each staging area will have its own restroom designated area.
This zone will include the following distancing pods: the racing area, the coaching pod, the starting line, the runners' pods, and the officials' area. In these areas, masks should be worn by all individuals. Athletes will be instructed on when they may remove their masks and should arrive at their starting pod with the mask already in place.
Coaching Pods: There will be two pods where coaches may be located during their teams' race(s). Coaches are not permitted to be along the course, at the starting line, or at the finish line. This helps maintain event pod numbers.*
Starting Line: The starting line. Only athletes and the starting official will be permitted in this zone. Masks will be worn to the start line. After being instructed athletes will remove their masks and pin them to their uniform.
The Course: During a race, only athletes actively racing will be permitted on the course. NO previewing the course.
The Finish Line: No coaches are permitted at the finish line. If athletes need assistance an exception may be granted. Athletes will receive (1) one bottle of water at the completion of their race. More water and Gatorade will be available for purchase at a different location.
After the completion of the final race, teams will have 45 minutes to clear the park. This is imperative for AA teams that need to be completely gone before AAA teams may enter the park. Please be sure to police your area and leave it the same way you found it.
*All number mandates have been met and pod procedures have been approved by Allegheny County and WPIAL.
Maps will be provided at the park for a visual of zones.
TSTCA Cross Country Championship Shirts will be sold. Price is $20.00
Any questions please call Ed Helbig (412-418-1259) or Rich Wright (412-607-1794)
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