Midwest Regional


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The University of Wisconsin Parkside has been home of the Midwest Regional for the past 30 years and has spawned the career of many runners who went on to become national champion including Adam Goucher, Jorge Torres, Dathan Ritzenhein, Lukas Verzbicas, Grant Fisher, Megan Goethals, Melody Fairchild and Anna Rohrer.

Race Schedule and Runner instructions

Runner Instruction Sheet

Race Directory

Runners may only participate in one race.

10:00 AM Freshman/Sophomore Boys
10:40 AM Girls Seeded
11:25 AM Boys Seeded
12:05 PM Youth Championship - 3K
12:35 PM Freshman/Sophomore Girls
1:10 PM Junior/Senior Boys
1:45 PM Open Race
Any runner, whether they are in a public school, home school, boarding school, private school or independent school, must run in the seeded race in order to qualify for the National Finals in San Diego.
Registration Info and Confirmation

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Printable Entry Blank

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Mail completed entry form, fee, and signed waivers to: Foot Locker Cross Country Championships P.O. Box 1346 Racine, WI 53401
Fees and Mail In Entry Deadlines
• Print clearly or type information on entry form
• Entries cannot be accepted without all proper signatures under wavier. NO REFUND OR TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN.
• Early bird entries received by November 1st will be charged $15.00. • Entries after November 1st but on or before November 19th will be charged $20.00.
• Entries will be accepted by mail until November 25th and will be charged $25.00.
• Entries mailed November 19th through November 25th should be sent by an overnight service. The address for the overnight service is Foot Locker Cross Country, 603 Sixth Street, Racine, WI 53403.
• If your entry has not been received by November 25th for any reason, you will be required to pay a $35.00 late entry deposit fee to participate in the race. This fee will be held, then returned when the original entry and fee are received. The original entry must show a postmark that indicates FLCCC should have received the entry by November 25th or sooner to have your deposit returned.
• For multiple entries, please make photocopies of both the entry form and waiver.
• Confirmation: Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your completed entry form or check the website www.footlockercc.com.

Parent/Coach Award and Discount

Every parent or coach who submits ten (10) or more entries together will receive a complimentary race jacket. The entries that you submit will be charged $15.00 per entry, provided that we receive your entries before the November 19th deadline. If you would like to register your group online, please contact Peter Henkes for instructions.
Packet Pickup and Pre-Race Dinner/Expo
Runners may pick up their race number and participant T-shirt at the:
Racine Marriott
7111 Washington Ave.
Racine, Wisconsin 53406
Pick up is on Friday, November 27th between 2:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. or at the race site starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 28th. Please be aware that if you wait until Saturday to pick up your packet we cannot guarantee that you will be able to pick it up in time for your race.
Pre-Race Dinner/Expo
Friday night’s race check-in also offers a spaghetti dinner from 5:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. at the Racine Marriott. ($12.50 per person. MUST BE PRE-PAID AND IS NON-REFUNDABLE). There will be a panel discussion of past Foot Locker Cross Country finalists after the dinner that will be open to all.
The speakers after the dinner will include 2014 Runner-up Olin Hacker and 2011 National Champion Molly Seidel. The speaker presentation is free and open to all.
Race Course
The course is 5000 meters and consists of grass and dirt paths. Spikes are permitted. School uniforms are not allowed. Course is open until dark on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th. The course is closed for warm-ups on Saturday, November 28th.
Location of the Course
4000 Petrifying Springs Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside race course is located in northern Kenosha County, five miles south of Racine. Milwaukee is 25 miles north. Chicago is 60 miles south. Highway I-94 passes four miles west of the campus. Highway E runs east from I-94 and leads directly to the race course.
The 3K course follows the first 2800m of the 5K course
States Competing
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations.
The state where a runner resides determines in which regional meet he/she must participate. Runners must participate in the region to which their state has been assigned. Boarding school students must compete in the region of their school location. Non U.S. citizens who attend high school in the U.S. and who meet the age requirement may compete. Home-schooled students may compete in the region of their residence during the school year.
Race Description
Boys Seeded Race
Qualification for the Boys Seeded race is determined by the runner's previous best time. Junior and Senior boys who have run faster than 16:20 may consider running in the seeded race. Freshman and Sophomore boys who have run faster than the 16:20 qualifying time have the option of competing in the seeded race or Freshman/Sophomore race. Show up for the race you choose to run. You do not need to inform officials of your choice prior to the run.
Girls Seeded Race and Girls Freshman/Sophomore Race
All Junior and Senior girls must compete in the Girls Seeded race. Freshman and Sophomore girls have the option of competing in the Seeded Race or the Freshman/Sophomore race. Show up for the race you choose to run. You do not need to inform officials of your choice prior to the run.
Boys Freshman/Sophomore Race
All Freshman and Sophomore boys who do not qualify for the Boys Seeded Race compete in the Boys Freshman/Sophomore Race.
Boys Junior/Senior Race
All Junior and Senior boys who do not qualify for the Boys Seeded race compete in the Boys Junior/Senior Race.
Open Race
This 5000 meter race is open to runners in the following divisions: Open, and Masters (ages 40 and over). Each entrant will receive a T-shirt. High school runners may not run in the Open Race. The top ten (10) female and male runners in each division will receive a medal.
Youth Championship
Runners in 8th grade and under can run in the Youth Championship 3000m Race. Medals to the top 15 individuals and top 3 boys and girls teams will be awarded. Five or more runners make a team. Note team name on entry blank.
Awards and National Qualifiers
Individual Medals
The top twenty-four (24) finishers in all high school races are awarded medals.
Youth Championship
Medals to the top 15 individuals and top 3 boys and girls teams will be awarded.
Open Race
The top ten finishers in each division (Open and Masters) will receive a medal.
Participant's Awards
Every runner in every race will receive a T-shirt and a meet program highlighting the previous 36 years of Foot Locker races, as well as previewing this year's race.
State Team Awards
The top five (5) individual male and female finishers from every state in the boys and girls' seeded races constitute that state's "team." Each individual on the first five (5) state teams is awarded a medal. The scoring system will be based on total points (non displacement).
National Qualifiers
The top 10 runners in the Boys Seeded Race and Girls Seeded Race qualify for the National Finals held on December 12, 2015 in San Diego, CA.
FLCCC Race Apparel
Official Asics/Foot Locker Cross Country Championships event product can be purchased at the hotel on Friday or at the race site on Saturday, November 28th.
All participants will receive a Foot Locker Cross Country race shirt.

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    • Girls
      Anna Rohrer (2012) 16:54
    • Boys
      Dathan Ritzenhein (2000) 14:35
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