Please see UPDATED (9/16/2020) information below regarding the 2020 New Prairie Cross Country Invite.
We will be running this year! Due to current COVID restrictions, the meet schedule must be modified from previous years and we expect each school/student-athlete to comply with all regulations in order to make this meet function.
Due to current restrictions, schools will be limited to a maximum of 7 varsity entries and a maximum of 10 JV entries. This year, we also ask that if your runners cannot finish the course within 30min, please do not have them compete. Your bus should only include your participating runners and coaches/staff. Please DO NOT bring non-participating student-athletes to this year’s invite.
SCHEDULE: We have staggered team arrival and race times to keep the total number of people on campus at any one time to a minimum during the races. We will also attempt to stream the race finish on NPCougars.com. Once your team finishes their race, please gather your items and head home as soon as possible.
*REMINDER: If you have athletes in your list of 7 maximum Varsity entries or 10 maximum JV entries who are unable to complete the course in under 30 minutes, please do not enter them in the NP Invite this year.
*Information with the breakdown of teams within each of the listed Divisions is listed below:
2020 start box assignments can be found by clicking below:
STARTING LINE PROCEDURES
(Coaches Please Read)
ALL RACES WILL START AT THE PUBLISHED TIME
5:00 MINUTES BEFORE EACH RACE – FIRING OF THE STARTERS PISTOL
Indicates runners should report to the starting line
No run outs will be allowed after this time
3:00 MINUTES BEFORE EACH RACE – FINAL INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO RUNNERS
Runners should be in their starting alley position
Finish line protocol will be covered
Starting line instructions given
1:00 MINUTES BEFORE THE RACE – RUNNERS INSTRUCTED TO REMOVE MASKS
Each school is responsible for collecting their team’s masks
Masks are NOT to be left at the starting line
PLEASE BE AWARE WE ARE IN BEE SEASON. IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR EPI-PEN WITH YOU!
Be aware – New Traffic Pattern: Cougar Road has officially become one way from State Road 2 to New Prairie High School
Turns from State Road 2 northbound onto Cougar Rd. are now permissible. The US Highway 20 and Cougar Road intersection is open. A traffic light has been activated and is now operational. Cougar Road will be two-way traffic southbound from US Highway 20 to the school. This means that all traffic will need to turn right towards US 20 when leaving New Prairie HS.
Please make sure your student-athlete’s and their parents are aware of all policies below:
* Student-athletes are required to wear a mask at all times when not involved in strenuous activity. They must wear the mask upon entry and exit of the facility. They must wear masks to the starting area. As coaches you MUST enforce this with your athletes.
*Coaches or a team manager must immediately remove any discarded/dropped masks from the starting area immediately after the race.
*When reporting for the start area, teams should report as a pod at least six feet away from other teams rather than in their starting line positions.
*Each participating runner will be allowed 2 family members to be in attendance as spectators. Masks for all fans are required. ALL TICKETS ARE $5.
*Family members MUST vacate the course and return to their vehicles upon completion of their student-athlete’s race. They should NOT enter the gates of our school facility before your team’s scheduled arrival time.
*No pets are allowed and service animals will need to have proper paperwork to be let onto the course.
*Instruct your spectators to social distance and wear masks at all times. This includes if they are running from location to location to cheer. They need to distance themselves from other spectators. Reminders will be announced on the NP speaker system frequently throughout the day.
*Spectators are NOT to congregate at the start or finish lines!! This is VERY important! Please make sure they social distance themselves and wear masks.
*Water coolers are not allowed at the finish lines and no team tents should be set up. Teams and their student-athletes participating must return to their team camp ASAP at the completion of their race and being preparations to depart the New Prairie campus.
*There will be no award ceremony as in previous years.
*Team envelopes containing your respective team’s racing bibs can be picked up at the CC Pavilion near the finish arch after your school’s scheduled arrival time.
Please understand we are counting on everyone to follow the schedule and rules provided in order to host this meet. Just like in all other events this year, we need your help to make this schedule work.
Race results will be posted to this website once race results are tabulated and the event is complete on Saturday. No paper results will be provided.
The Coach reminder sheet can be found by clicking below:
For School Bus/Car parking and tickets locations: 2020 New Prairie Cross Country Parking Map
As always, NP Invite T-Shirts will be available. Click below for additional info:
If weather should become a factor, updates will be posted on NPCougars.com. New Prairie HS is equipped with a a lightning detection system. Information regarding the system as well as a link to the countdown timer can be found in the link below:
2021 NP Invite Contract—-> 2021 New Prairie Cross Country Invite Contract
Historical race results are posted in the link below:
Results—-> New Prairie Cross Country Events (2005-2019)
As in previous NP Invites, we ask that you have your team’s entries entered into our team entry portal below by MIDNIGHT Saturday, Sept. 12th
2020 Entry Portal—-> New Prairie Cross Country Invite Team Entries
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