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The sixth annual Wingfoot XC Classic is now Georgia's largest cross country race featuring Georgia's best high school and middle school runners. The event features 3K, 5K, and 8K races run in the grass fields of Cartersville. With its new two day format, Friday night will be a championship affair run under the lights with the best high school and middle schools competing alongside college teams. The Saturday morning session will feature all remaining JV and Varsity races, as well as the community 5K which welcomes runners and walkers, as part of the Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare.
Read a full recap of the 2019 Wingfoot XC Classic Championship races here
Date & Time
September 18 & 19
Sam Smith Park, 1155 Douthit Ferry Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120
- 3K (ages 7-14)
- 5K (ages 8+)
- 8K (ages 16+)
- Schools: Various (see details below)
- Atlanta Track Club Members: FREE (Community 5K only)
- Non-members: $10 (Community 5K only)
- Middle School 3K: $10
- $10 parking fee onsite
Registration Cut-Off Date
September 2 (High School, Middle School, and College Teams); September 19 at 11:59 p.m. (Community 5K)
Event Day Schedule2020 Race Schedule
- 4:15 p.m. Race number pickup opens
- 5:30 p.m. Races begin
- 6:15 a.m. Race number pickup opens
- 6:45 a.m. Race Day Registration Closes
- 7:15 a.m. Races begin
Race SelectionsRace selections will be posted closer to the event after 2020 team registration is closed. Selection criteria will include current and past season performances. Athletes wishing to enter the Championship division as an individual must contact meet management.
Middle School, High School and College Team Registration
*The registration form is for school registration. It will ask for participant information, please fill this out with Head Coach information. Athlete entries will be completed after payment is received.
Teams will register by gender. Registration includes all a Varsity, Junior Varsity and Frosh race entry. After registration and payment is complete, teams will receive email instructions for athlete entries via MileSplit. High school and middle school teams with less than 5 runners should register as individuals in the section below. Deadline for team registration is September 2, 2020.
Due to NFHS & GHSA regulations, unattached runners may not compete in any high school division. All high school athletes must be registered by a coach and represent their high school in order to compete. Unattached runners may only compete in the middle school, college and community race. Race day registration is not available for the middle school and college races.
Coaches who wish to pay by check should use coupon code "Check". Invoices will be sent to the registered email address in late July. Payment deadline will be Wednesday, September 2. Late payments will be subject to a $50 late fee per gender.
Timing & Results
The races will be chip timed with timing mats at mile 1 and 2, in addition to the finish line. The race will be NFHS and GHSA sanctioned for Georgia schools and other states upon request.
Live results are available throughout the event. Click one of the links below to view the live results on race day.
- Live Results- Community 5K - LINK COMING SOON
- Live Results- Collegiate, Middle & High School Races - LINK COMING SOON
Course time limits:
- Community 5K: 1 hour and 15 minutes (25 minute per mile pace)
- See schedule for youth, high school and college race course time limits
For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, no headphones, pets, or wheeled conveyances of any kind, including baby joggers/strollers, roller/inline skates, and bicycles, are permitted on the course.
Sam Smith Park, 1155 Douthit Ferry Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120
SCHOOL REGISTRATION COSTS
$ 250 - College Per Gender
$ 125 - High School Per Gender (Includes Varsity, Frosh, and JV)
$ 50 - Middle School Per Gender
$ 10 - Individual Runners High School/Middle School/College
$ 10 - Community 5K (Adults and Youth 8+)
Make check payable to Atlanta Track Club and send payments to:
Atlanta Track Club, 201 Armour Dr NE, Atlanta GA 30324
School payments due by September 4, 2020. $50 late fee per gender if payment not received by deadline.
School Team Awards
Top 10 finishers from races will receive medals, and top 10 Championship Varsity runners will also receive a t-shirt. Top 3 teams in Championship and Varsity races will receive a trophy.
Overall awards are based on gun time and overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. Age grade and group awards are based on net time.
- Overall male and female
- Age grade male and female
- Age group awards for the top three men and women in each age group (10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, five-year increments up to 90+)
- Top three teams
The Wingfoot Cup will be awarded to the team with the most points across the Boys and Girls Championship Varsity Divisions only. Points will be distributed to teams using the following scale.
1st - 10 pts, 2nd - 8 pts, 3rd - 6 pts, 4th - 5 pts, 5th - 4 pts, 6th - 3 pts, 7th - 2 pts, 8th - 1 pt
Paid parking is available for $10 CASH ONLY per car at the race site. Additional FREE parking will be available offsite at Cartersville Primary School, Cartersville Elementary School and the Deerfield Practice Fields.
Bus parking available for FREE on site.
Limited parking is available; carpooling is encouraged.
VOLUNTEER WITH US
Interested in giving back to the sport of running? Come volunteer with us! For Wingfoot XC Classic opportunities, CLICK HERE.
Atlanta Track Club will arrange for room blocks at two Cartersvilles area hotels. Please check back closer to the event for further details.
Food trucks will be back for Friday night and Saturday morning sessions. Bring your appetites and enjoy the following vendors:
Friday, September 18
Saturday, September 19
The Wingfoot XC Classic is the ninth event in the 2020 Atlanta Track Club Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare. For more information on the 2020 Grand Prix Series, please click here. Please note: Your age on December 31, 2020 is used as your base age for Grand Prix scoring. For example, if you are currently 34 years old but will be turning 35 in November, your age will appear as 35 in the standing throughout the Grand Prix season.
If you have additional questions regarding the event, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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