Saturday
September 12, 2020
Hidden Valley Park
Martinez CA





ENTRY DEADLINE

The 2020 field will be limited to the first 50 teams for which entry fees have been received.

Fees are due no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4.

On-line registration closes THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10.

 

 

ENTRY FEES

$10.00 per athlete.
$300 for SINGLE-GENDER unlimited entries.
$375.00 for BOYS & GIRLS unlimited entries.

Make checks payable to:
CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL

Send entry fee checks to:
CHUCK WOOLRIDGE
CAMPOLINDO HS
300 MORAGA ROAD
MORAGA CA 94556

 

 

RACE SCHEDULE

8:30am
Community & Coach Race
UNLIMITED

9:00
Boys' Frosh
7 Runner Limit

9:25
Boys' Frosh Soph
7 Runner Limit

9:50
Girls' Frosh Soph
7 Runner Limit

10:15
Boys' Varsity SMALL SCHL
7 Runner Limit

10:40
Girls' Varsity SMALL SCHL
7 Runner Limit

11:05
Boys' Varsity LARGE SCHL
7 Runner Limit

11:30
Girls' Varsity LARGE SCHL
7 Runner Limit

11:55
Boys' Junior Varsity
7 Runner Limit

12:20
Girls' Junior Varsity
7 Runner Limit

12:45
Boys' FS & JV
OVERFLOW

1:10
Girls' FS & JV
OVERFLOW

 


36TH EDITION OF THE EAST BAY'S FAVORITE

2019 RESULTS

WELCOME!

The Ed Sias Cross Country Invitational (ESI), hosted by Campolindo High School, has been successfully kicking off the prep Cross Country season in the East Bay for thirty-five years! Hidden Valley Park’s winding trails & varying terrain create the most popular racing venue in the area.

SCHEDULE: In an effort to provide optimal conditions for the varsity races, we have revised our schedule. Please be sure to look over the 2020 RACE SCHEDULE as you plan for your team's participation.

GREAT COMPETITION: ESI annually attracts the highest level of competition from Northern California and beyond.

SUPERIOR COURSE: In 2020 the meet will use the traditional 2.0 mile course, starting and finishing in Hidden Valley Park. The newly renovated park will provide beautiful, perfectly graded natural grass start and finish areas, huge team staging areas with new picnic areas, updated and expanded restroom facilities, and improved spectating.

The course is mostly dirt trail, with some paved pathways and a natural grass start and finish. The bridge crossing and finale hill remain unique features of the event!

We look forward to your participation in ESI 2020.

Sincerely,

Chuck Woolridge
ESI Meet Director

CHECK-IN

All coaches must check-in & receive school packets: Schedules, Entry list, Athlete bib numbers and identification chips, course maps, trash bags, and coaces race tags. Please Check-In at the announcer's table prior to 8am. There will be a brief coach's meeting on the starting line at 8:30am.

COACH & COMMUNITY RACE REGISTRATION

We are excited to offer chip timing for all of our races at the Ed Sias Invitational this year, including the 8:30am COACH & COMMUNITY RACE! The Ed Sias Invitational COACH & COMMUNITY RACE is open to coaches, parents, alumni and youth athletes.

COACH & COMMUNITY RACE participants register on meet day by 8:00am at the finish line tent in order to be issued bib numbers and timing chips.

Entry Fees for the COACH & COMMUNITY RACE:

$5 - Coach (limit 2 per school)

$10 - General Public

Cash or checks payable to Campolindo High School.

AMENITIES

ESI T-SHIRTS: Be sure to let your athletes know beforehand that these dryfit, technical fabric shirts will be available.

CONCESSION STAND: Refreshments, including cold juices & sodas, fresh fruit, granola & sports bars, candy, hamburgers & hot dogs will be available throughout the duration of the meet at extremely reasonable prices!

RESTROOMS: Hidden Valley Park is equipped with restroom facilities at the start & finish area (park facilities & port-a-potties), as well as on the opposite side of the course near the Hidden Lakes Park entrance. This second facility is usually an excellent alternative when incorporated into a pre-race warm-up run!

TRAINER: An on-site trainer will be present and available to ALL athletes throughout the duration of the meet. We ask that athletes who plan to be taped or otherwise assisted by the trainer, please bring their own supplies (tape, pre-wrap, etc.). Any injuries or other medical emergencies should be brought to the attention of the Meet Director at the announcer's table immediately.

AWARDS

ALL RACES: Top 10 individual finishers receive New Balance prizes.

ALL SCORING DIVISIONS: Winning teams receive Championship Plaque. Top 4 teams receive medals (7 per team). Top 4 individuals receive medals.

VARSITY DIVISIONS: Top 4 teams receive New Balance prize packs.

Award Ceremony held at conclusion of meet!

THE COURSE

All races are 2 miles. The course starts and finishes on grass in Hidden Valley Park. In between the terrain ranges from moderately hilly to flat, with dirt, woodchip, and paved surfaces. Spectators can easily view the first and last half-mile of the race from a single vantage point. The trails are wide enough to accommodate races of over one hundred competitors. It is an excellent course for both athletes and spectators!

MEET STAFF & OFFICIALS

ESI Meet Management is extremely proud to have a veteran volunteer staff! We are committed to providing the best possible competitive environment for your athletes! And because this is the first meet of the season for most teams, we try especially hard to instruct athletes, answer questions, and otherwise provide a positive introduction to our sport. CIF rules & regulations will be followed! Please review these rules with your athletes beforehand.