2016 BYU Autumn Classic
Saturday, September 3, 2016
High School Registration
The 2016 BYU Autumn Classic Cross Country Invitational will be held on Saturday, September 3rd, on the BYU Campus Cross Country Course.
College Teams - The collegiate races will feature: BYU, Weber State, and Utah Valley.
High School Teams - All high school teams in the state have again been invited to participate.
Races - The collegiate men will run a 4 Mile; the women and high schools will run a 3 Mile.
Course at BYU - The start of the BYU course is on the grass warm-up field to the north of the track, the finish is in front of the main grandstand. It also includes the warm-up field, the outfield of the baseball side of Miller Park and the grass corridor between the track and Miller Park. Each loop is exactly 1 mile. The course has a number of excellent features. The surface is all grass and track, with 70 - 80% of the course grass. All pathways near the baseball field are covered so that competitors can wear spikes. The finish of the races will be at the main finish line in front of the grandstand. The features of the complex include: seating for 3000+ spectators with a view of 70% of the course, the scoreboard, sound system, full bathrooms and concessions.
BYU Campus Course Map
8:30 am Frosh/Soph Boys
Timing - Timing and results by RunnerCard. The timing for this year will again feature transponder timing. We will collect times at the completion of each 1 mile lap as the runners cross the finish line, in addition to the final time. Each finisher will receive a personal RunnerCard at the end of the race. Results will be posted at the meet and web posted that same day.
Spikes - Spikes are allowed, limited to 1/4" pyramids. No pin spikes or Christmas trees. Athletes will only be allowed to run if their spikes have been checked and approved. Each athlete will have to receive a zip tie that will be placed on their laces to show that their shoes have been approved for the course. Spike will be available for purchase at the meet.
Spike Check-in - All athletes must check in at the north pavilion before their race to have their spikes checked. Each athlete will be issued a small zip tie to place on their shoes, indicating that they have passed the spike check. No athlete will be allowed to race without the zip tie on their shoes. The track is less than a year old. We need to protect the surface from illegal spikes. Thanks for your support!
Spectator Admission - Entrance to the Autumn Classic is $5. Children 5 and under are free. Any youth athlete age 14 and under that wears their track or cross country uniform is admitted free!
Warm-up - The course will open for the athletes beginning at 7:00 am Saturday morning.
Directions - The Clarence Robison Track is located on the campus of Brigham Young University. Click to view directions to the track. Parking is available in any of the lots by the football stadium. Parking is also available in the new lot west of Helaman Halls across Canyon Road, and at the Smith Fieldhouse.
Registration - Registration will be processed on the web. Click on the Registration links at the top. High Schools should click on the High School meet in the High School Classification. Colleges should click on the College meet in the Collegiate Classification. Contact Doug at BYU for the Meet Access Code, 801-367-6578 cell or by email.
Awards - Individual awards will be given to the top 30 finishers in the high school races. Team awards will be presented to the top three teams in the Varsity races and the top two teams in the Collegiate, JV and Frosh/Soph races.
Cost - Cost for each team is $50 ($100 per school), or $10 per athlete for incomplete teams. The BYU Business Office will send an invoice to your school. Do not worry about bringing payment to the meet. You will be invoiced according to your registration.
Hotels - There are a number of nice hotels in the area. Click on the link to view a list of local hotels.
See you at the meet!