DATE: Saturday, September 21, 2019
INVITATION: The Pacific Northwest Cross Country Championships is a championship event that invites cross country athletes to compete from all divisions, ages, and organizations. This competition will conduct 10 races based upon age, experience, and affiliation offering racing opportunities for the seasoned competitors to the novice contestants. These championships will recognize the top three teams in each division and the top 15 competitors for each race with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Team All-PNW Championship honors.
ELEMENTARY YOUTH XC 3000: These races are designated for all elementary aged school athletes. We welcome all clubs and school teams to compete along with unattached runners.
MIDDLE SCHOOL XC 3000: These races are designated for all middle school aged athletes. We welcome all clubs and school teams to compete along with unattached runners.
HIGH SCHOOL XC 5000: These races invites all high school programs.
VETERANS' SILKIES 5K TRAIL CHALLENGE: This races invites all active duty, reserve, guard, and Veterans to compete.
7:50 am to 8:00 am National Anthem & safety brief
8:00 am to 9 am Veterans' Silkies 5K Trail Challenge
9 am to 9:30 am Elementary School Girls (5th grade and under)
9:30 am to 10 am Elementary School Boys (5th grade and under)
10 am to 10:30 am Middle School Girls (6th - 8th grades)
10:30 am to 11 am Middle School Boys (6th - 8th grades)
11 am to 11:30 am High School Girls race (Varsity)
11:30 am to 12 pm High School Boys race (Varsity)
12 pm to 12:30 pm High School Girls race (JV)
12:30 pm to 1 pm High School Boys race (JV)
LOCATION: Corban University, 5000 Deer Park Drive SE, Salem, OR 97317
REGISTRATION: The online entry deadlines are Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm. This entry must be done at TBA.
All team entries must have a consistent team name in order to be placed on the same squad. Individuals who do not reflect a recognizable team name or are independent of of any organization will be considered as UNATTACHED and will need to type UNATTACHED. EXAMPLE: User input for Cummings Elementary School would be CUMMINGS. Bowerman Track Club would be BOWERMAN TC. Open runners without a team or affiliation should type UNATTACHED.
Elem / Middle School XC 3000: Girls – Top 15 finishers & top 3 teams
Elem / Middle School XC 3000: Boys - Top 15 finishers & top 3 teams
High School V or JV XC 5000: Girls – Top 15 finishers & top 3 teams
High School V or JV XC 5000: Boys – Top 15 finishers & top 3 teams
SOVAH Silkies 5K: Males & Females - Top 15 finishers
COURSE: Please join us for the Pacific Northwest Cross Country Championships held at Corban University's cross country facility at 5000 Deer Park Drive SE, Salem, OR 97317. This event brings a championship competition to all groups with a challenging course to true racing enthusiasts and team competitors. This course has been used for the following championships meets; 2017 & 2018 USATF Oregon Association Junior Olympic Championships and the 2016 Cascade Conference Championships.
ENTRY FEES: $10 for all registrants
DIRECTIONS TO EVENT:
From Interstate 5 - Take Exit 252 (Kuebler Boulevard). Turn east and follow signs. Continue on Kuebler Blvd 3/4 mile and turn right on Turner Road. Proceed 1/2 mile southeast and turn left onto Deer Park Drive (directional sign says Corban University). Continue one mile northeast to university main entrance on right.
Local Traffic From Salem - From Commercial St: Take Kuebler Blvd. east to Turner Road and follow signs. From East Salem: Take Lancaster Drive south (name changes to Aumsville Hwy). Continue southeast on Aumsville Hwy. to Deer Park Drive SE, turn right and follow signs to campus entrances.
PHILANTHROPY: All proceeds from This event will go directly to (SOVAH) Serving Our Veterans at Home and Chemeketa Community College's Veterans Resource Center. SOVAH is a non-profit Veterans organization that was created in 2008 for Veterans, by Veterans to help, and support those with barriers that are not consistent with civilian life. SOVAH knows our Soldiers have endured physical, and mental challenges in some of the harshest environments. Those who make it home have scars, and some of which we cannot see.
Chemeketa Community College Veterans’ Services is very pleased to be working with SOVAH to continue their collaborative efforts to support Veterans’ Services through the implementation of Chemeketa’s new Veteran Resource Center and the continued Veterans’ advocacy of SOVAH. This collaboration has led to developing a newly established scholarship fund for our community’s youth to participate in a lifelong venture in track & field, cross country, and long distance road running.