MTA Provincial Cross Country Championships Sanctioned by Minor Track Association Hosted by Georgian Bay Coyotes Saturday, October 27, 2018 Georgian Bay Community School Athletic Field 87 Aiken St., Meaford, ON N4L-1A4 Across the street from Georgian Bay Community School [GBCS] [This is the primary training site for the Georgian Bay Coyotes] Registration opens at 8:00am Course walk-through at 9:00am sharp Course Description: The course is very spectator friendly. It is an 800m / 1km loop that theathletes will circle 1-3 times. Each twisting loop is a combination of grass along the flat 5 acre athletic field [440yd, 6-lane paved track in the middle of the field that the athletes will cross twice each loop], run up a 30m single-tracked steep dirt hill onto the wide Georgian Trail. Athletes then run 300m on the slightly down-hill, hard-packed gravel Georgian Trail heading back to the start / finish area on the athletic field. Racing spikes [7mm-9mm] are recommended….12mm if raining really hard. Race Distance and Schedule: *Race Pick-up @ 8:00am-11:30am noon *Course Walk-Through @ 9:00am sharp *Coaches meeting @ 9:20am *National Anthem and Opening Prayer @ 9:40am *Pee-Wee Girls and Boys [2012-2013] = ~800m @ 9:50am *Mites Girls [2010-2011] = ~1000m @ 10:00am *Mite Boys [2010-2011] = ~1000m @ 10:10am *Tykes Girls [2008-2009] = ~1550m @ 10:20am *Tyke Boys [2008-2009] = ~1550m @ 10:40am *Atoms Girls [2006-2007] = ~1950m @ 11:00am *Atom Boys [2006-2007] = ~1950m @ 11:20am *Senior Girls [2004-2005] = ~2920m @ 11:40pm *Senior Boys [2004-2005] = ~2920m @ 12:00pm *Awards handed out after each race as soon as results are posted
Awards: Individual MTA Plaques will be awarded for the first 3 places with ribbons for4th-8th place. Team Medals will be given to the top-3 teams in each race. [3 to score, first 4 on each team will be given a medal.] Additional medals may be purchased from the Meet Director. Entry Fees: MTA Registered Athletes = $15 per athlete [plus $1 MTA championship fee] NO LATE REGISTRATION AFTER DEADLINE. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Registration: Registration is online using trackie.ca Deadline: 10:00pm, Wednesday, October 24th, 2018. Final Performance list will posted on Friday, October 26th, 2018 on our website atwww.georgianbaycoyotes.com and on trackie.ca Payment: Pay online with trackie.ca Waiver Forms: Waiver forms must be completed and submitted for each athlete or as an MTA POA Club Waiver. Athletes without waivers will not be allowed to compete. If you are having difficulty with registration please contact: Alysha Stroud [assistant coach] email: email@example.com Souvenir Apparel: Long sleeve 100% cotton Tees available at race site. $20. Cash or check only. Free Parking AND Free Admission: *Limited parking along Aiken Street beside the track *Immediately across the street at the Georgian Bay Athletic School *St. Vincent-Euphrasia School on Grey Rd. 7- 600m walk *Blue Dolphin Pool / skate board park on 57 Richmond St. - 600m walk across ball field, tennis courts and GBCS school parking lot *Drop-off area for athletes/tents @ track front entrance on Aiken St.
Race Kit Pick-up: The registration area is immediately inside the front gate off Aitken St. and to your right beside the white shed. Coaches must pick up their team packet at the registration area and take the entire packet. Registration is open from 8:00am-11:30am. Please present ALL waivers when you pick up your race kit. Team Tent Set-up: All tents can be set up on the outside of the 400m track along the fence line of Aiken Street. Enter the main gate and turn left. Area will be clearly marked off. Washroom facilities: 4 port-a-potties will be set up inside the athletic field. Three will beimmediately inside the entrance gate to the left and one will be at the startline designated for athletes only after they check-in for their race. *No changing facilities are available on-site. Medical Tent: Will be at the finish line area. Pre-Race Check-In Tent: Is inside the “athletes-only” section beside the start line. Your race will beannounced on loud speaker for you to check in 20 minutes prior to your race. Proceed to this area until race time. It is a 5 second walk to the start line. Start-Finish Area: This area is only for athletes/coaches and those who are involved withcoordinating the race. It will be marked off and strictly enforced. Results: The results tent will be at the “finish area”. Results will be posted after each race on the white shed at the registration areaoutside the “athletes-only” section. After the race, results will be posted on our Coyote website and online at trackie.ca.
Food in Meaford: No food will be sold at the race site. Tim Horton’s, Subway, New Orleans Pizza, McDonald’s are a 400m-600mwalk away from the race site up hill. Sizzl’in Restaurant and Amici Restaurant are also 400m walk up hill Leeky Canoe Restaurant and other smaller restaurants are downtown,which are about 1.5km from the race site. Valuemart Grocery store - 1km away - East on Highway #26. Gas: Esso - 600m drive from the race site on Sykes St. S. - top of the hill Alex’s Gas Bar - 600m west of site at bottom of hill on Sykes St. S. Circle-K Convenience - 1.5km west of race site on Sykes St. North Ultramar - 2.5km west of race site on Sykes St. North
Directions: Coming north from Toronto from Hwy 401/410: Approximately 2hrs *Take Hwy 410 north toward Brampton / Mississauga *Continue onto Hwy 10 north past Orangeville to Shelburne*Turn left at lights onto Hwy 10/89 for ~ 5 minutes towards Main St. *Turn right at the lights in Shelburne onto Hwy 10 north. *Continue north on Hwy 89 for ~20-25 minutes to Flesherton. *Turn right / east at the only lights in Flesherton onto Grey Rd 4[Collingwood St.] *Drive ~3km and turn left / east onto Grey Rd 13 towards Kimberley *At the bottom of the steep hill and the other end of Kimberley, turnleft onto Grey Rd 7 [“4th-line”] *Drive ~20 minutes. *As you head down a steep hill, you will see Georgian Bay - “God’sCountry”. At the bottom of the hill you will have 1km to go. Drive pastthe small school [SVE] on your right. This is one of our parkingareas. *Drive to the traffic lights. - 400m straight ahead down the small hill. *Track is on your right. *Drive 100m further and turn right onto Eliza St. at GBCS. Parking ison your right.
Directions: Coming north from Toronto from Hwy 401/400: Approximately 2hrs *Take Hwy 400 north towards Barrie *Take Exit 98 on right onto Bayfield St. / Hwy 26/27 West *Turn left onto Bayfield St. / Hwy 26/27 West towards WasagaBeach/Stayner - [backroad short cuts are available if you know whereyou are going] *Travel East ~4km. You will head down steep hill and continue ~2km. *Turn left onto Hwy 26.*Drive ~30km into Stayner and turn right at a very busy intersectionwith lots of fast food restaurants. This is still Hwy 26 north. *Head towards Collingwood going through two round-a-bouts on the2nd exit on each one. *Entering Collingwood, Toyota car dealership is on your right. Turnright onto Hwy 26 / Pretty River Parkway. *Pass through town ~5minutes. Lots of hotels and restaurants. *Turn right again onto Hwy 26 north and just keep-a-goin’ until youget to Meaford [30 minutes] *As you enter Meaford, you will see Value-mart on your right and asmall school on your left….Overflow parking at the small school onleft. *At the lights, turn right and head down the small hill ~ 300m. Trackon right. Proceed one more block to Eliza St. [GBCS] and turn right.
Accommodations: In Meaford: *Local motels are booked up with prior engagements Accommodations: In Collingwood - 30min drive east of Meaford on beautiful Georgian Bay Blue Mountain Inn 108 Jozo Weider, Blue Mountains, L9Y-3Y9 705-444-8279 free parking, free wi-fi, breakfast buffet, suites, fitness centre, pets allowed 4 star hotel / 3.5 star trip advisor from $142 Blue Mountain Lodge 209861 Hwy 26, Collingwood L9Y-3Y9 705-444-0424 / 1-877-368-2583 4.5 star and 2018 certificate of excellence trip advisor Comfort Inn and Suites 4 Balsam St, Collingwood L9Y-3J4 1-888-734-8514 free wi-fi, free parking, indoor pool4 star trip advisor from $117 Days Inn and Suites Collingwood 15 Cambridge, Collingwood L9Y-0A2 705-444-1880 / 1-800-DAYS-INN 4 star trip advisor Free Wi-Fi, Free Parking, Breakfast available, Fitness Centre, Indoor Pool, tennis courts from $135 Georgian Bay Hotel and Conference Centre 10 Vacation InnCollingwood L9Y-5G4 888-734-8514 3-star Resort with spa and outdoor poolfree cooked-to-order breakfast free wi-fi, free parking, outdoor tennis courts from $188
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 4 Balsam St., Collingwood L9Y-3J4 Heated Swim Pool, Express Start Breakfast Bus ParkingFree Wi-Fi, Fitness Centre 705-444-7772 // 1-877-654-0228 3.5 star trip advisor
Living Stone Golf Resort 19 Keith Ave, Highway 26 WestCollingwood L9Y-4T9 705-445-6600 / 888-734-8514 3 of 5 star Free WiFi, Free Parking, Breakfast Buffet, Indoor Pool, Restaurant from $141
Luxury Inn 530 First St., Collingwood L9Y-1C1 705-445-2061 Free Parking, Free wi-fi 4 star trip advisor from $110
Mariner Motor Hotel 305 Hume St, Collingwood L9Y-1W2 705-445-3330 free wi-fi, free parking 3.5 star trip advisor from $99
Millstone Motel 327 First St., Collingwood L9Y-1B3 705-445-1041 3.5 star trip advisor from $95
Westin Trillium House 229 Gord Canning Drive, Blue Mountains L9Y-0V9 705-443-8080 // 1-800-937-8461 4.5 star and 2018 certificate of excellence trip advisor from $258
Accommodations: In Owen Sound: - 30min drive west of Meaford
Best Western Inn on the Bay 1800 2nd. Ave E., Owen Sound N4K-2J7 877-772-3297 fitness centre, breakfast, hot tub 4.5 star trip advisor - right beside the water
Comfort Inn 955 9th Ave E., Owen Sound N4K-6N4 519-371-5500 3.5 star trip advisor
Travelodge 880 10th St. E., Owen Sound N4K-1T4 519-371-9297 free parking, complementary deluxe continental breakfast, pet friendly 3 star trip advisor Quality Inn 950 6th St. E., Owen Sound N4K-1H1 226-909- 0669 fitness room, hot tub 3 star trip advisor
Race Waiver THIS WAIVER FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EACH ATHLETE ENTERED or BLANKET WAIVER BY COACH WITH POWER OF ATTORNEY (including list of all athletes) SANCTIONED & REQUIRED BY: MINOR TRACK ASSOCIATION (of Ontario)In consideration of the acceptance of my application and permission to participate as a competitor in the: Minor Track Association 2018 Cross Country Championship Meet Hosted by – Georgian Bay Coyotes Track Club and scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE: Georgian Bay Coyotes Track Club Minor Track Association (of Ontario) Municipality of Meaford Bluewater District School Board Georgian Bay Community School Georgian Trail And all other association, sanctioning bodies and sponsoring companies, and all their respective agents, officials, servants, representatives, and assigns OF AND FROM ALL claims, demands, damage costs, expense actions, and causes of action, whether in law or equity, in respect to death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property HOWSOEVER CAUSED, arising or to arise by reason of my participation in the said event, whether as a spectator, participant, competitor, or otherwise; whether prior to, during or subsequent to the event AND NOTWITHSTANDING that the same may be the negligence of any of the aforesaid. I FURTHER HEREBY UNDERTAKE to HOLD AND SAVE HARMLESS and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY all of the aforesaid from against any and all liability incurred by any or all of them arising as a result of, or in any way connected with my participation in the said event.BY SUBMITTING THIS ENTRY, I ACKNOWLEDGE HAVING READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE to the above WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY. I WARRANT that the indicated athlete is fit to participate in this event and accept that there are risks involved with cross country running. __________________ ___________________________ Date: Print Athlete Name ________________________________ Signature of Athlete __________________ ___________________________ Date: Print Name of Parent/Guardian/POA ________________________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian/POA. For POA please print a copy of the entries on the back of this waiver or attach a copy of the entries to this waiver.