2019 Great Lakes Regional Championships

2019 GREAT LAKES REGIONAL INFORMATION

Men's and Women's Race Entries 

Official Box Draw

Live Results Link

Men's Final Results

Women's Final Results

Calvin College Campus Map

Gainey Athletic Complex Map

Women's 6K Race Map

Men's 8K Race Map

Participant Manual

NCAA websites l NCAA.com l NCAA Division III l NCAA.org

United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Calvin University

Calvin University Visitor's Guide

Lodging

Driving Directions

Grand Rapids Area Dining / Calvin University Visitor's Guide Dining List

ExperienceGR.com

Practice Schedule November 15
Practice access to the course is limited to Friday and the day of competition, weather permitting.  Practice will be from 1:30pm to 4:30pm Friday, November 15.  The course will be open at 9:00am  the day of the race.  **Please call 616-526-6522 or check @CalvinKnights Twitter feeds for severe weather updates on race day if needed.

Packet Pick-Up/Administrative Meeting/Pre-Race Meal

Friday, November 15

Packets will be available Friday, November 15, from 4:00 – 7:00pm in the lobby of the Prince Conference Center, prior to the mandatory coaches’ meeting. Course maps and descriptions will also be available and host representatives will be there to answer any questions on the course. The NCAA site representative and meet director will conduct a mandatory administrative meeting Friday, November 15 at 7:00pm in the Willow Room at the Prince Conference Center on the campus of Calvin University (1800 East Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546). It is mandatory that each institution is represented at the meeting. An institution missing the meeting will be assessed a $200 fine per gender unless prior arrangements have been made with the NCAA liaison (Laura Peterson, lpeterson@ncaa.org) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. 

Calvin Athletics has arranged for an optional team dinner buffet in the Great Hall at the Prince Conference Center. A come-as-you-can buffet will be available for your team on Friday, November 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm, prior to the mandatory coaches meeting. For $17 per person, there will be a buffet of:

*Green Salad & Dressing

*Fruit Salad

*Garlic Bread

*Seasonal Fresh Vegetables

*Penne Pasta

*Meat Ravioli

*Marinara & Alfredo Sauce

*Assorted Cookies

*Coffee, Lemonade & Ice Tea

Tickets for dinner must be pre-purchased online at https://connect.calvin.edu/events/d-iii-cc-regional-dinner. Ticket sales for dinner will end at 5:00pm ET on Monday, November 11. Your team dinner tickets will then be available in your team packet (which is available for pick up at the Prince Conference Center, 4:00-7:00pm). No one without a ticket may enter the Great Hall dining area and tickets will not be available for purchase onsite.

Race Times & Results
Saturday, November 16

9 a.m. Course available for inspection

11:00 a.m — Men's 8K Race

12:15 p.m. — Women's 6K Race

Admission

Spectator Admission is FREE. 

The Course

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.

Parking (Parking Map Link)

Teams:

Parking / Admission. 

Parking/admission to the regional cross country meet is free. Parking for teams will be available on site at the Gainey Athletic Complex beginning at 9:00am. Team buses will be asked to follow the direction of parking attendants once on site. Coaches will be given parking passes at the Friday evening Coaches’ Meeting for any vans or cars driven by team personnel. Anyone without a parking pass will not be given admittance to this lot and will be directed to either the Prince Conference Center lot or Church of the Servant, adjacent to the complex. Please note: this lot will close at 10:40am. The running course crosses the driveway into the lot multiple times. No one will be let in our out of the complex by vehicle during the races. It will reopen briefly between races and will close again at 11:55am (at the second gun). It will not reopen until the final runner has crossed the finish line

Spectator Parking.

Spectator parking is located at the Prince Conference Center in Lots 14, 15 & 16, adjacent and west of the Gainey Athletic Complex. Parking will also be available at Church of the Servant, south and adjacent to the GAC. A walking path is available at both locations to get to the course. There is plenty of parking between these 2 locations. Handicapped parking will be designated in Lot 16 at the Prince Conference Center and a golf cart shuttle will be available at that location. This shuttle services will end at 10:45am prior to the men’s race and will resume briefly between races. It will end again at 11:45am and resume once the final runner has crossed the finish line. We ask that spectators do not park in the businesses on the east side of East Paris and try to run across to get the complex. East Paris Avenue is a very busy street with a 50 mph speed limit. We cannot be responsible for anyone trying to cross the street. Also, these businesses have not authorized spectator parking and they may tow any unattended vehicles. There is no spectator parking inside the Gainey Athletic Complex.

Parking Map Link

Team Packets
Pick up will be under the Pavilion by the Tennis courts the day of the meet.

Showers/Lockerrooms

Locker rooms will be made available for teams at the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex, one mile west of the course. Teams should be dropped off in the circle drive on the south entrance of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex. Signage will be posted in the main lobby, directing student-athletes to the designated locker rooms. Please do not park vans or buses in the circle drive. Vehicles may be parked in Lot 5, 6 or 7.

Scoring/Results

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

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 (jrt3@calvin.edu), 616-526-6037 or 616-292-3137

Calvin Head Cross Country Coach: Brian Diemer (bkchase@aol.com)