Wrentham Developmental Center. The address is 131 Emerald Street, however the race course is located a little further down the road, in the large field at the intersection of Emerald Street and Shear St. This is across the street from the William A. Rice Recreation Area.
Bus time 7:30
Race Schedule and Entries:
(the time in parentheses is the cutoff for each race)
9:30am Boys Sophomore Race (25 minutes) - Dowling, Kay, Talukdar
9:55am Girls Sophomore Race - n/a
10:23am Boys 3k Freshman Race (16 minutes) - Chase, Estrada, Luo
10:39am Girls Freshman Race - n/a
10:57am Boys JR-SR Race (22 minutes) - D. Comettant, Gold
11:19am Girls JR-SR Race (26 minutes) - S. Butler, DeRubeis, Jofe
• Weather forecast (IMPORTANT): Temperatures in the mid 40s and winds from the north at 15-20 mph. In case that wasn't enough for you, there's also a 75% chance of rain through the morning. Like our last visit to this course the weather will play an important if not crucial role, although the particulars are much different for this coming Saturday. Being prepared this time around means having enough clothing including an outer layer that's water and wind resistant. In addition, it's important that you bring something to put between you and the ground when you're waiting under the tent. Like a folding chair, blanket, or better yet both of these things.
• Report to the starting line 10 minutes before your race is scheduled to start; keep your sweats on until the meet officials at the starting line tell you to remove them.
• Remember to give your uniform to one of the coaches before heading home after the meet ends/when we return to WHS.
• Numbers will be assigned to you specifically for this meet; these numbers have an RFID chip attached to the back which interacts with a conductive mat at the finish line to record your time. The meet director has asked that athletes who aren't racing NOT wear their bib number if standing near the finish line; doing so can cause a false reading by the finish line mat. Also, don't crumple or fold your bib number.
• The meet staff has asked that no one do their warmup or cooldown among the buildings of the Wrentham Developmental Center, where patients are housed. Aside from the course itself, you can warmup and cooldown on the fields across the street.
• A map of the course can be seen here. It's basically flat, with some gentle roll in places. The course is entirely on grass. The freshman race ends after the second lap (3k versus 5k). 10th-12th graders run three laps.
• Plaques will be given to the top 3 finishers in each race; places 4-50 receive medals.
• A canned food drive is held in conjunction with this meet, if you're coming please remember to bring a non-perishable food item with you. I'll collect all items and turn them in at registration.
What to Bring:
• Everyday training shoes
• Racing shoes if you have them
• Multiple layers of clothing including clothes to wear while warming up and cooling down, in addition to dry warm clothes for after your race.
• Water bottle - BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE, it does you no good sitting on a shelf at home!
• Snacks for post-race (chocolate milk will be provided using proceeds from the Wayland XC Challenge)
• Folding chair
• Lunch - food will be sold at the meet but it won't be particularly good or nutritious; my advice is to pack a lunch and bring it with you.
• A parking fee of $5 will be collected for each car.
• We hope to return to WHS by 1:30.
• Dogs aren't allowed on or near the course, best to leave them home.