Stanford Cross Country Invitational

Presented by Palo Alto High School and Stanford University

College Intent To Compete Form in PDF Format
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College Packet in PDF Format
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High School Intent To Compete Form in PDF Format
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High School Packet in PDF Format
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Stanford Cross Country Invitational Schedule

 9:45am     J.V. Girls     Divisions 3, 4, 510:05am     J.V. Boys      Divisions 3, 4, 510:25am     Varsity Girls  Division 510:55am     Varsity Boys   Division 511:20am     Varsity Girls  Division 411:50am     Varsity Boys   Division 412:15pm     Varsity Girls  Division 312:45pm     Varsity Boys   Division 3 1:10pm     J.V. Girls     Divisions 1 and 2 1:30pm     J.V. Boys      Divisions 1 and 2 1:50pm     Varsity Girls  Division 2 2:15pm     Varsity Boys   Division 2 2:40pm     Varsity Girls  Division 1 3:05pm     Varsity Boys   Division 1 3:45pm     Women          5000 Meter Non-Scored Race 4:10pm     Women          4000 Meter Scored Race (short course) 4:30pm     Men            4000 Meter Scored Race (short course) 4:50pm     Women          6000 Meter Scored Race (long course) 5:15pm     Men            8000 Meter Scored Race (long course) 5:50pm     Men            8000 Meter Non-Scored Race

HOW TO ENTER - HIGH SCHOOLS

  • All entries must be completed online at EZMeets.com by 12:00pm on Monday, September 16. Entries will NOT be guaranteed for acceptance after this deadline.
  • To complete the online entries you must first fax the enclosed Intent-To-Compete form to the Stanford Track & Field Office at (650) 725-0758. Schools that do not submit an Intent-To-Compete form will NOT be accepted into the meet. A password for the website will then be e-mailed to you.
  • After receiving your password, please visit EZMeets.com between August 26 and September 16 to submit your entry roster. Follow the link for the Stanford Cross Country Invitational. Please follow all instructions on the site and always print an entry receipt at the end of your session.
  • It is NOT likely that we will be able to accept any late entries. If a late entry is accepted, a $40.00 late fee will be applied and your team may be placed in a different division.
  • Entry fees are $49.00 per team of 2-7 athletes entered. Enclose $49.00 for EACH varsity and J.V. team entered. If you enter 1 athlete ONLY, then the entry fee is $15.00
  • Make checks payable to Palo Alto High School.
  • Entry fees must be RECEIVED by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. Please use PRIORITY MAIL so that you will have a receipt for having sent the entry fees. Do NOT use certified mail.
  • Up to 7 runners (AND NOT MORE THAN 7) may compete on a team with the top 5 scoring.
  • Entries received by telephone, fax, or e-mail will NOT be accepted.
  • Send entry fees by PRIORITY MAIL to arrive by September 20:
    Meet Director
    Cross Country Invitational
    641 East Campus Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305-6150
    ENTRY FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20.

HOW TO ENTER - COLLEGES AND OPEN/CLUB ATHLETES

  • All entries must be completed online at EZMeets.com by 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 18. Entries will NOT be guaranteed for acceptance after this deadline.
  • To complete the online entries you must first fax the enclosed Intent-To-Compete form to the Stanford Track & Field Office at (650) 725-0758. Schools that do not submit an Intent-To-Compete form will NOT be accepted. A password for the website will then be e-mailed to you.
  • After receiving your password, please visit EZMeets.com between August 26 and September 18 to submit your entry roster. Follow the link for the Stanford Cross Country Invitational. Please follow all instructions on the site and always print an entry receipt at the end of your session.
  • Open/club athletes are eligible to enter any of the races. Field size will be limited to 200 athletes. Our first priority will be to accommodate University teams. Afterwards, we will fill any remaining spots with open/club entries on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • It is NOT likely that we will be able to accept any late entries. If a late entry is accepted, a $40.00 late fee will be applied and your team may be placed in a different division.
  • A list of accepted entries will be posted to gostanford.com on September 20. Please check this website for entry confirmation and any last minute information.

HOTELS
A rooming block has been established at the Ramada Inn Silicon Valley. Please call immediately to make your hotel reservations. Only 12-13 miles from Stanford, this hotel will provide quick and easy access to the Stanford Golf Course. To make your reservations, please contact them directly and identify your association with the Stanford Cross Country Invitational. All reservations should be made prior to the cut-off date. After that deadline all rooms reserved for this event will be released.

Ramada Silicon Valley
(408) 245-5330 $79.00
Cut-off Date - September 13
12 miles from Stanford
Meet Headquarters

Additional hotels in the area include the following:

  • Santa Clara Marriott (408) 988-1500
  • The Hotel Sofitel (650) 598-9000
  • The Sheraton, Palo Alto (650) 328-2800
  • Rickey's Hotel (650) 493-8000
  • The Cypress Hotel (408) 342-4808

RENTAL CARS AND VANS
Contact Tom Dold at Thrifty Car Rental at (650) 222-7696 for outstanding rates and convenience on a selection of mini or 15 passenger vans.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • PACKETS: Packets will be available beginning at 8:45am on race day at the course. They will include course maps, competition numbers, and instructions.
  • TRAINERS: Stanford athletic trainers will be in place one hour before the start of the first race.
  • SHOWERS: There are no dressing or shower facilities at the golf course. We encourage all teams to make use of the facilities available at their hotel.
  • ADMISSION: Spectators may purchase admission tickets on the day of the meetat the course.
  • QUESTIONS: High school teams should contact Paul Jones of Palo Alto High School at (650) 329-3961. Colleges and Open athletes should contact the Stanford Office at (650) 723-2736.

ACCESS TO THE COURSE
There WILL NOT BE a course jog on Friday afternoon due to regularly scheduledplay on the Stanford Golf Course. Please do NOT request exemptions to this necessarypolicy. Please warm-up in the #2 fairway area. Do not run on the exact coursebecause there will be many races going on during the warm-up time. Important announcementswill be made in the #2 Tee area. Please stay away from the stable and barn areas.Please instruct your athletes to NEVER RUN ON THE GREENS, ACROSS TEES, OR THROUGHSAND TRAPS. NO FRISBEES, FOOTBALLS, OR PETS will be allowed anywhere.

POLICYFOR SELECTING UNIVERSITY TEAMS IN LONG COURSE RACES
Because we intend to limit the field size in each race to 200 athletes, theUniversity long course races will consist of the top ranked collegiate teams asdetermined by the respective NCAA Cross Country Coaches polls and the meet management.The non-scored races will include any college team that does not meet this criteria.This policy will allow for more even competition and not overload the course.The meet management reserves the right to control the number of teams selectedfor the University long course races based upon the quality and parity of theteams entered in the meet. We will score the races separately as Division I, II,and III.

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