PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

2009 CROSS COUNTRY MEET INFORMATION

For Age Group and Open Athletes

 

Enter Online & Get Results Here


 

Location: Belmont Plateau Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA

 

Dates:

         Meet 1 September 5, 2009 - 7:15 A.M. - (Course Walk - Maps of the Course will be available each week)

         Meet 2 September 12, 2009 7:15 A.M.

         Meet 3 September 19, 2009 8:45 A.M.

         Meet 4 September 26, 2009 8:45 A.M.

         Meet 5 October 3, 2009 8:45 A.M.

         Meet 6 October 10, 2009 8:45 A.M. - (Parent Child Relay)

         Championship Meet October 17, 2009 7:45 A. M.
 

Fee:

      $5.00 per Athlete per Development Meet. There is no fee for the Championship meet if qualified.

 

         Note: We will continue to offer an up-front discounted fee for the 2009 Cross Country season. The up-front discounted fee will be offered for the first two meets only. This system is strictly optional. The normal registration system (where you pay for each meet individually) will still be in operation each week. 

  • The up-front discounted fee allows an athlete to compete in every developmental meet for a reduced fee, which must be paid up-front, at one time. The athlete is automatically registered for each meet. They simply report directly to the starting line (no more waiting in a registration line).
  • If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity please come prepared with your one time payment of $25.00 on Sept. 5th or $20.00 on Sept. 12th.

         There will be a fee of $1.00 to replace lost numbers. You must purchase a replacement number if your assigned number is lost, misplaced or forgotten. Only Phila. Express issued numbers will be permitted.

 

 

Meet Requirements:

To qualify for the Championship athletes must pay and run in any four (4) of the (6) developmental meets (within their age group) either as a member of a team or as an unattached athlete. They cannot use a combination of both.

 

 

Division & Distances:

         Sub-Bantam (8 & Under) 2000 Meters (2km) - athletes born in 2001 or after

         Bantam (9 & 10) 3000 Meters (3km) - athletes born in 1999 or 2000

         Midget (11 & 12) 3000 Meters (3km) - athletes born in 1997 or 1998

         Youth (13 & 14) 4000 Meters (4km) - athletes born in 1995 or 1996

         Intermediate (15 & 16) 5000 Meters (5km) - athletes born in 1993 or 1994

         Young M&W (17 & 18) 5000 Meters (5km) - athletes born in 1991 or 1992

         Open Women (19+) 5000 Meters (5km) - Women born prior to 1991

         Open Men (19+) - 5 Miles (5mi) - Men born prior to 1991

 

Age Determination:

Age as of 12/31/2009

 

Awards:

Developmental Meets - Ribbons 1st through 10th place

Championship Meet Individual Awards 1st 25th place

Team Medals each member of winning team

Parent Child Relay (Oct 10) Separate Awards

 

We will be awarding each member of the winning team a CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL. Each team must enter a team declaration on a form to be provided, declaring their intentions to compete as a team in a particular age/group, no later than Oct 10th (meet 6). The declaration form must be accompanied by a $5.00 refundable registration fee. The fee will be returned on Championship day after the team competes.

 

 

Special Considerations:

       Our online entry system is now fully operational. It is the preferred method of entry. We will, however, still accept rosters sent via E-mail or fax. For those needing a paper form you can download a Team Roster form or an Unattached Roster Form here which you will need to duplicate. Please complete a separate roster for each age group and sex. For example, 7-8 boys on one sheet, 7-8 girls on a separate sheet etc. Roster sheets should be mailed to 1300 Fayette St. Apt #143 Wilson, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or e-mailed to rmoore8630@aol.com by no later than Sep 4th or they will be collected on Sep 5th. Forms will not be returned. I will also need to see birth certificates to verify age.

 

       For the 8-under, Open men and Open women Divisions you will only need three athletes to comprise a team. THIS APPLIES ONLY TO THE 8 & UNDER AND OPEN DIVISIONS.

 

 

Directions:

Take Route 76 Schuylkill Expressway To the City Avenue Exit. Follow City Avenue to Monument Rd. Go Left on Monument Road to Belmont Avenue. Go left on Belmont Avenue to Belmont Mansion Road. Go left on Belmont Mansion Road to Parking lot entrance on the left.

 

Parking:

Parking near the finish line or the Registration area is RESERVED.

It is absolutely essential that the registration and finish line personnel have access to their cars. The finish line personnel are responsible for putting up and taking down the course markings (flags, poles etc). These items are very heavy and it is difficult to carry those long distances. Registration personnel are responsible for posting results and resolving any and all problems. In the past, incidents have occurred where the paramedics had to be called for an athlete, another needed minor medical attention. I, as the meet director, could not respond immediately because my car was not in close proximity to the registration area. Therefore, I am reserving two parking spaces for the meet administrators. Please do not park beside the goal posts or by the park bench at the far end of the finish line where the registration area is usually set up.

 

 

Contact Information:

Meet Director:

Rhonda Baker

1300 Fayette St. Apt #143 Wilson

Conshohocken, PA 19428

215-610-834-7721 Tel

E-Mail: rmoore8630@aol.com