The 40th Annual Mt. Carmel/Movin Shoes Cross Country Invitational will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Morley Field in Balboa Park. The races will be held in the section of the park that is part of the Footlocker National XC Championships. Over 90% of the race distances are contested on this famed cross country course.
With an individual based format that allows the coach a chance to look at their team in grade level races, the invitational also gives the out of town coach a fine opportunity to take their team to a great competition where after they can go to the beach, visit the world famous San Diego Zoo, or even visit Sea World.
We will be offering in 2019 a chance for schools with outstanding athletes a Senior/Individual Sweepstakes race for outstanding athletes (no matter what grade) to all race together
Race distances are 2.95 for boys and 2.75 for girls. Each race, freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior, will award 60 places for athletes. We will again offer two division sizes (Large, Small). Last years meet had 97 schools competing and had 3300 runners competing in the sixteen races. This year we will be again be featuring chip timing by Finished Results
If you are interest in participating in this years meet we ask that you fill out the online entry information and return as quickly as possible. We will limit the meet to approximately 100 schools. This meet will be sanctioned in California, Arizona, Oregon, and Nevada. Schools will need to sign up prior to July 1 to be guarnteed placement in their proper division size. This meet was full and closed by August 1 last year.
We are asking coaches to fill out e-mail addresses to assist us with communication. Please fill all these out. You will find further information on the meet website www.bigguytf.com. We hope this will help keep you better informed.
Hopefully, you will find yourself wanting to attend this fine cross country event. By following the entry process you will receive information the last week in August.