Our first race is the Laguna Hills Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept 1o.
WHAT YOUR ATHLETE SHOULD BRING ON THE BUS
1. Wear the uniform
3. Light snacks
4. Warm-up shoes / Running shoes
5. Racing flats (if you have them)
6. It can be cool in the morning, so a light jacket and light pants
WHERE TO MEET
The bus leaves CDM at 6:00 am Saturday morning from the Bus Turnaround.
The bus turnaround is on Mar Vista Dr. behind the 300 building (see image below)
The bus will return to school after the last race around 11 am.
RACE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) – DIVISION III
**If you can’t take the bus, athletes must be at the team tent 90 minutes before your race time.
FROSH GIRLS – 7:45 am (6:15 arrival)
FROSH BOYS – 8:20 am ( 6:50 arrival)
SOPH GIRLS – 8:45 am (7:15 arrival)
SOPH BOYS – 9:20 am (7:50 arrival)
JUNIOR GIRLS – 9:45 am (8:15 arrival)
JUNIOR BOYS – 10:20 am (8:50 arrival)
SENIOR GIRLS – 10:45 am (9:15 arrival)
SENIOR BOYS – 11:20 am (9:50 arrival)
WHAT THE RACE IS LIKE
There are 24 total races. Races are divided by grade level, gender and division.
For example, Freshman boys will be racing against freshman boys from similar sized schools. There is no Varsity or Junior Varsity in this race.
The racers will line up in teams on the goal line of the football stadium.
The race starts by crossing the football field and then funneling down to a sharp right turn out of the stadium. They will run on grass, dirt and sidewalks. They’ll run up hills and down hills.
HOW CAN PARENTS WATCH THE RACE? – TWO WAYS
One way, is to sit in the stadium and watch as the racers start and finish their races.
Another way (wear your running shoes and comfy clothes) is to criss-cross the course to catch the athletes at different points in the race.
HOW THE SCORING WORKS (Who knew Cross Country was a team sport?!)
The top 40 athletes in each race will receive a custom Laguna Hills Invitational medal.
The top 3 teams will receive plaques.
The first place team in each race will receive 5 Team Champion bags.
The 1st place runner in each race gets 1 point, 2nd place gets 2 points, 3rd place gets 3 points, etc.
Points for the top 5 runners, per school in that race, are added up, and the school with the least number of points is the Winner!
Here is the link to the Invitational website: https://www.
Please visit the Invitational’s website for detailed information for Spectators & Parking
And links to additional information: