8:30 a.m. Packet pick-up, Course available for inspection
11:00 a.m — Men's 8K Race
Noon — Women's 6K Race
Spectator Admission is FREE.
This course is located one mile east of the main campus and borders East Paris Road on east side and Calvin’s Nature Preserve on the north. The Start and Finish are located on the Gainey Athletic Soccer Fields. The course features 10 meter wide paths cut through the Calvin property north and west of the Gainey Athletic Complex, wide sweeping turns, a long straight away parallel to the service road, beautiful tree-lined trails, a brief segment that runs through the Gainey Baseball fields and a finish just west of the start near the soccer stadium bleachers. The elevation gains are smooth and gradual except for one steep up and down (run twice) on the north side of the course. Footing is good. All miles and kilometers are marked.
Teams and officials are welcome to park in the small Gainey parking lot. However, buses should park parallel to the course along the service road west of the tennis courts and NOT in the Gainey lot. Coach busses, team vans and handicap parking will be able to park within the complex but will be asked to turn off their engines while the races are run. We will fill the lot then direct additional parking to the lot at Church of the Servant. Encourage fans and spectators to park in the Prince Conference Center (just east of the Beltline) parking lot and walk in (approximately 1/3 mile) from the Start/Finish. The access gate between the Prince Conference Center and course will NOT be open for vehicles. Additional parking is available at Church of the Servant CRC church on Burton (just west of East Paris).
Pick up will be under the Pavilion by the Tennis courts the day of the meet.
We will make accommodations for those teams who choose to shower. Locker rooms will be available at the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex.
The top seven runners from each team are eligible to score. The top five score, runners six and seven will serve as displacers. Results will be posted in the Gainey shelter for review.
Trainers will be on hand to help with basic needs like ice and tape. If you need heat before the race you will need to arrive at the fieldhouse before 9:00 AM.
Meet Director: Jim Timmer, Director of Athletics, Calvin College (firstname.lastname@example.org), 616-526-6037 or 616-292-3137