Crystal Lake South Invite


Crystal Lake South High School - Crystal Lake, IL -- Veterans Acres

Where:  Veterans Acres Park.  Veterans Acres Park is located on walkup road. About a 1/4 mile north of Rte 176.  The course is on grass and paths. Spikes can be worn.

When:   Saturday September 7, 2019

Competing Teams:  Belvidere North, Cary, Crystal Lake South, Dundee Crown, Elgin, Elgin Larkin, Glenbrook South(Boys), Harvard, Johnsburg, Kaneland (Boys) , Lakes (Boys), Lake Zurich (Girls), Marian Central, McHenry, Palatine Fremd (Boys), Rolling Meadows, Streamwood, Wauconda, West Chicago, West Lake Christian, Woodstock

Schedule of Races:

8:30 am Varsity Boys’ (3.1 miles)

9:15 am Varsity Girls’ (3.1 miles)   

10:00 am F/S Boys’ (3500 M)

10:30 am F/S Girls’ (3500 M) 


Scoring: The top 5 runners from each school will count toward their teams total points.  Runners 6 and 7 from the team will be pushers.  All races will be unlimited entries.  Any runners from a team that finish after their 7th will not effect the scoring.


 We will be having the meet chipped time by   

This year we will have INVITATIONAL T -SHIRTS on sale for $15.  We will also have a concession stand that will have water and Gatorade for $1.  Please let your athletes know about these.

Team Awards:  Team trophies will be awarded to the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth place teams in each of the four races.

 Individual Awards:   F/S races: Plaques 1st – 10th

                                                      Medals 11th – 70th

                                 Varsity races:  Invite T-Shirts and Trophy 1st - 10th

                                                          Plaques 1st - 10th

                                                          Medals  11th - 70th


This year we will not be handing out finish cards at the chute.  Coaches will pick up a packet that will have any medals in them along with a copy of the race results at the conclusion of each race. We do ask that coaches pick up these packets before the end of the next race and that they check to make sure that they have the correct medals.

There will be an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the varsity boy’s race for places 1 – 10 and team awards.

 Important Information about Parking:


       We will be using the parking lot at Veterans Acres to park busses only.  Spectators will not be allowed to park in the parking lot or on the side streets by Veterans Acres.  This will be policed by the Crystal Lake police department and people may be ticketed for parking on side streets.  Spectators are to park at Prairie Ridge High School or Crystal Lake Central High School.  We will have busses that will shuttle the spectators from the school to the course. The busses will also shuttle the spectators back to the school.  These shuttle busses will run constantly from 7:15 until the end of the awards ceremony.  Prairie Ridge High School and Crystal Lake Central High School are both one mile away from Veterans Acres.  To get to Prairie Ridge High School the spectators will drive past Veterans Acres and the high school will be on their right about a mile after Veterans Acres. To get to Crystal Lake Central High School the spectators will have to turn south on Walk-up, off of Rte. 176.  This is the opposite direction from Veterans Acres. They will run right into the school about a mile down the road. Please advise the spectators (parents) to allow time to be shuttled to the course. They should show up 40 minutes before the race starts. If they want to see the Varsity Boys’ race they should be at the school by 7:50.  If they want to see the Varsity Girls race they should be at the school by 8:50 and so on.  My guess is that Prairie Ridge will fill up first. It is the same ride from Crystal Lake Central. We appreciate every ones help and patients with this new format.  The park district has requested this change if we want to continue to use veterans’ acres as a course.