39TH EDITION OF THE EAST BAY'S FAVORITE
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-eight
years! Hidden Valley Parks winding trails & varying terrain
create the most popular racing venue in the area.
GREAT COMPETITION: ESI annually attracts the highest level
of competition from Northern California and beyond.
SUPERIOR COURSE: The meet will use the traditional 2.0 mile course, starting and finishing in Hidden Valley Park. The park will provide beautiful, natural grass start and finish areas, huge team staging areas, restroom facilities, and excelent 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 2024.
ESI Meet Director
coaches must check-in & receive school packets: Schedules, Entry
list, Athlete bib numbers and identification chips, course maps, trash bags. 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.
COMMUNITY RACE REGISTRATION
We are excited to offer chip timing for all of our races at the Ed Sias Invitational, including the 8:30am COMMUNITY RACE! The Ed Sias Invitational COMMUNITY RACE is open to all non-high school competitors.
COMMUNITY RACE participants can register on meet day by 8:00am at the announcer/check-in tent in order to be issued bib numbers and timing chips.
Race-Day Entry Fee for the COMMUNITY RACE: $15 Cash or check payable to Campolindo High School.
T-SHIRTS: Be sure to let your athletes know beforehand
that these dryfit, technical fabric shirts will be available.
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: A certified athletic trainer and crew of sports medicine students will be present throughout the duration of the meet to assist with medical emergencies.
AWARDS & PRIZES
ALL RACES: Top 10 individual finishers receive New Balance prizes. Top 4 individuals receive medals.
ALL SCORING DIVISIONS: Winning teams receive Championship
Plaque. Top 4 teams receive medals (7 per team).
VARSITY DIVISIONS: Top 4 teams receive New Balance prize packs.
Individual awards and prizes will be distributed as athletes exit the finish corral. Team awards and prizes will be distributed at the awards tent immediately following the conclusion of each race.
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!
STAFF & OFFICIALS
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.