2017 Nationals Schedule and Announcements


Nationals Schedule

7:00 - 10:00 AM - Breakfast @ Wyndham Garden Tallahassee (BTC Hotel)
11:00 AM - Team Meeting and Number Pick-up @ Wyndham Garden Tallahassee (Bring $20 Cash or Check for Entry Fee)
12:00 PM - Depart Hotel for Course @ Apalachee Regional Park
12:30 PM - Course Preview Jog @ Apalachee Regional Park
5:00-6:00 PM - Opening Ceremony @ Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
7:00 PM - Team Dinner @ Wyndham Garden Tallahassee catered by The Bella Bella Italian Restaurant ($15 per person Cash or Check)

6:30 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast @ Wyndham Garden Tallahassee (BTC Hotel)
MEET SCHEDULE @ Apalachee Regional Park
**Plan to Arrive 75 min before the start of your race
9:00 AM - Girls 8 & Under
9:30 AM - Boys 8 & Under
10:00 AM - Girls 9-10
10:30 AM - Boys 9-10
11:00 AM - Girls 11-12
11:30 AM - Boys 11-12
12:00 PM - Girls 13-14
12:40 PM - Boys 13-14
(Awards for each race are 45 min following the start of each race)
7:30 PM - Team Dinner @ TBD

7:00 - 10:00 AM - Breakfast @ Wyndham Garden Tallahassee (BTC Hotel)


Below is the final hotel list as it currently stands.  If you notice any mistakes, let us know ASAP!  You will be required to give your credit card and pay for the hotel when you check in.


Team Dinners

We have arranged reservations for dinner on Friday and Saturday night for everyone that would like to attend.  Friday dinner will be at 7:00 PM at the BTC Hotel Wyndham Garden Tallahassee catered by The Bella Bella Italian Restaurant.  The cost of this dinner will be $15 per person.  We will pay for the dinner up front and then we ask that you pay us in cash or check.  The easiest option will probably be if you want to just include dinner payment in the check that you give us for race entry on Friday morning.  Please fill out the dinner sign-up below ASAP!

Standard Option: Salad, Breadsticks, Chicken Parm, Pasta
Gluten Free Option: Potato Gnochi
Vegetarian Option: Vegetarian Lasagna


For Saturday dinner, we are working on options that will accommodate our group, and will make an announcement when we have more details  We know there are some families leaving on Saturday afternoon that won't be able to join us for dinner, but if you are around until Sunday, please join us.  If you plan to join for dinner on Saturday, please fill out the sign-up below.


Athlete Number Pick-Up

Coaches will pick up our team packet and numbers on Thursday.  We will plan to have a team meeting on Friday morning at 11:00 AM at the Wyndham Garden Tallahassee (BTC Hotel) and will pass out race numbers then.  The race entry for each athlete is $20 and we will be collecting that payment in cash or check then.  We will also accept payment for Friday Team Dinner at that time (see below for more info) if you want to just write one check for everything.  After the team meeting we will depart from the hotel @ 12:00 PM for the course preview.

Weather Forecast

The weather for Friday looks like it might rain and Saturday looks like sunny.  Great weather for a XC race, but don't think that just because we are headed south it's going to be super warm!  Highs are forecasted to be in the upper 50s and lows in the low 30s.  Make sure you pack your jackets, pants and warm clothes. 

Additional Meet Information

Meet Website

USATF Meet Program

Additional Jacket Purchases

There have been a few parents that have asked about purchasing one of the BTC jackets that the kids have.  We still have all youth sizes S - XL and adult sizes S - L.  If you would like to purchase any additional jackets for athletes or parents/family, respond to this email and we can bring them along to nationals.  Additional jackets for athletes are  $40 for parents/family.