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2017 Class 1A, 2A & 3A Cross-Country

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Where: Maxwell Park., Normal, IL

Host School: Parkside Junior High School

Race Schedule:

  • Class 1A Girls at 9:30 a.m. on Maxwell Park Course
  • Class 1A Boys at 10:15 a.m. on Maxwell Park Course
  • Class 2A Girls at 11:00 a.m. on Maxwell Park Course
  • Class 2A Boys at 11:45 a.m. on Maxwell Park Course
  • Class 3A Girls at 12:30 p.m. on Maxwell Park Course
  • Class 3A Boys at 1:15 p.m. on Maxwell Park Course

Awards Ceremony:

  • Class 1A Girls & Boys at 11:45 a.m. at Normal West High School North Gymnasium
  • Class 2A Girls & Boys at 1:15 p.m. at Normal West High School North Gymnasium
  • Class 3A Girls & Boys at 2:45 p.m. at Normal West High School North Gymnasium

State Final Results and Recap

Go to the IESA web site www.iesa.org. Click on the underlined words "Cross-Country" in the box at the top of the home page. The schedule of races is on the cross-country page. Click on the word "INFO" to see the team and individual results and a recap of that race when it has been completed.

Ticket Prices:

There is no admission charge to watch any and/or all of the races, or the award ceremonies.

Where To Stay Cross-country:

Many hotels/motels in the area are working with the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau. They have established IESA rates for the weekend and should be your preferred properties. Regardless of where you choose to stay, be sure to tell the person taking your reservation or checking you in that you are attending the IESA State Final Cross-Country event. The telephone number for the CVB is (800) 433-8226.

How To Get To Maxwell Park:

From The North (Option 1) -- Exit from I-55 at Main Street. Go south on Main Street to College Avenue. Turn right and go west on College Avenue to Parkside Road N. Turn right and go north to the Parkside Junior High School parking lot, or park on any of the streets surrounding Maxwell Park.

From The North (Option 2) -- Exit from I-55 at Main Street. Go south on Main Street to Gregory. Turn right on Gregory (at Normal University High School) and go west until it T's at Maxwell Park and the Parkside Junior High School grounds.

From The South (Option 1) -- Exit from I-55 at Market Street and go east to Martin Luther King Drive (second stop light). Turn left and go north following the road until it reaches White Oak Road (old Route 150). Turn left on White Oak Road and go north to College Avenue. Turn right on College Avenue and go east to the intersection immediately past Parkside Junior High School. At Parkside Road N turn left and go north to the Parkside Junior High School parking lot, or park on any of the streets surrounding Maxwell Park.

From The South (Option2) -- Exit from I-55 at Market Street and go east through three stop lights to White Oak Road (old Route 150), which is the street immediately past the railroad tracks on the left. Turn left and go north following White Oak Road to College Avenue. Turn right on College Avenue and go east to the intersection immediately past Parkside Junior High School. At Parkside Road N turn left and go north to the Parkside Junior High School parking lot, or park on any of the streets surrounding Maxwell Park.

From The South (Option 3) -- Exit from I-55 at Market Street and go east to downtown Bloomington to the T intersection at East Street. Turn left and go north on Main Street into Normal to Gregory Street (Normal University High School is on the left). Turn left and go west on Gregory Street until it T's at Maxwell Park and the Parkside Junior High grounds.

Where To Park:

There is limited paved parking space in the parking lot at Parkside Junior High School. Parking also is available in the paved lot north of Maxwell Park across Gregory Street. Parking is also available on the streets surrounding Maxwell Park and Parkside Junior High School. Please refer to posted street signs. Parking in the grass (weather permitting) to the south of Parkside Junior High will be $5.00.

Where to Watch The Race(s):

1) Starting Boxes: You may watch the start of the race on either side of the course at the starting boxes, or behind the starting boxes. Do not stand in the course.

2) During the Race: You may watch the race from any point on the course, but stay well away from the white course line running through Maxwell Park. Do not stand on the course.

3) Finish Line: You may watch the conclusion of the race at the finish area or on the course just prior to the finish area. The finish of the race will be at the front end of the finish area. There will be ropes on both sides of the course that make a corridor for the runners to use to get to the finish line. Spectators must stay behind the ropes to watch the runners finish. Do not cross from one side of the course to the other until all runners have completed their race.

What To Wear and What Not To Wear:

Contestants will NOT be disqualified for wearing jewelry. This includes watches, earrings, bracelets, or any other piece of jewelry that in the opinion of the meet referee does not pose a safety threat to any runner.

We suggest you wear clothing in school colors to support your team and to help distinguish your cheering section along the race course.

Be prepared for all types of weather. At this time of year, it can be warm and sunny, cold and rainy, cold and clear, and/or any combination.

IESA By-laws require that all fans attending an IESA state series contest wear shirts at all times they are on the site of the state final event. Shirts must be worn as designed by the manufacturer. Body paint is prohibited. This means spectators and athletes cannot have body paint concealed under their clothing and then remove clothing to display the body paint. Face painting is acceptable. Hair can be any color.

Signs and Banners:

IESA By-laws do not allow the displaying of signs, banners, balloons, and such, at the site of a state final event. Keep them at home.

Noisemakers:

IESA By-laws do not allow the use of noisemakers at the state final event. Examples of items that are not allowed include, but are not limited to: Cow Bells, Thunder Sticks, Milk Cartons with rocks inside, Shakers, whistles, electronic sound making devices, and such. Come to the state final event ready to clap and cheer for your athletes.

Official Programs:

Printed programs, with complete listings of all runners in all races - giving competitor name and school -- and other information, will be on sale the day of the state final for $5.00 each. They also may be purchased from the IESA Office following the conclusion of the state final if they are available. Price per program by mail is $7.50, which includes the cost of postage and handling.

Purchase Your Own Special Ad In The Official Program:

Parents, fans and/or the school or school booster club may purchase an advertisement in the printed program. The cost varies according to the size of the ad. Deadline for ordering an ad is the Wednesday prior to the State Meet.

Royal Publishing produces the IESA State Final Programs and sells the ads that appear in them. Please contact Tanya Hollingsworth or Charity Church at Royal Publishing for details. Please call (800) 397-5834.

Purchase Team/Individual Photos:

Event Pro Photography is the official photographer of the IESA. Upon arriving at the event, teams will report to the picture area inside the school. There, a sample IESA souvenir team plaque will be produced and given to a team representative. Parents can order a team photo plaque for $30 and a memory mate photo plaque for $35. All plaques will be picked up by the rep before the award ceremony. If your child made top 25, a special larger, personalized photo plaque will be made available during the award ceremony for $35. All picture plaques are ready to take home before the award ceremony ends.

A team official can pre-order photos from school prior to the state final event by calling Event Pro Photography, Monday-Thursday at (309) 689-0299.

Event Pro Photography will be headquartered inside Parkside Junior High School in the gymnasium. The photos are taken either before the race or before the awards ceremony. Orders can be made and picked up at the same location.

Purchase Official State Final Apparel:

The Cubby Hole is the official and only vendor authorized by IESA to provide fans attending the state final events with the official tournament souvenir apparel. The lineup of souvenir apparel includes: Regular T-Shirts at $17, Long-sleeve T-Shirts at $19, crew neck sweatshirts at $25, hooded sweatshirts at $30, shorts at $18, visors at $12 and caps at $12. Cubby Hole also provides other specialty apparel at the different state finals, like Tank Tops at Track and Field. And you can have your official apparel lettered the way you want it at a cost of $3 for the first line and $2 for each additional line in up to 5 rows of 11 letters. Patches are sold depicting the year, state qualifier and sport for $2 each. You can pre-order your official apparel and lettering through your school. Each school entering the respective state series receives Cubby Hole Pre-Order instructions in a mailing from the IESA Office. Your official apparel can then be picked up at the state final site when you arrive.

Click on the Cubby Hole icon at the bottom of the home page of www.iesa.org to see the design(s) for this year's state final.

The Cubby Hole display and sales area will be located in the gymnasium of Parkside Junior High School.