Knights Crossing Open Race


Event Date

Sat, Sep 10, 2016


Salem, VA


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

Knights Crossing is the largest XC Festival in South Western Virginia.  Currently, it has over 50 high schools and over 40 middle school represented.

The open race has been very popular with parents, coaches, and the Roanoke Valley Elite runners.

Because the course is very flat and  all grass, it is extremely fast if you are looking to PR in a fall race.

Event details and schedule

This event is held on an all grass and very fast course at beautiful Green Hill Park. Knights Crossing as been ranked as the 3rd best invitational in the state according to MileStat!

*IPICO chip timing provided by Coach Loesel and the Cave Spring timing crew.
If you and your team are interested in attending please e-mail Tommy Maguire at ASAP!
We will accept the first 75 high school and 50 middle school teams.
As of August 30th we have 58 high schools, 42 middle schools, and 5 elementary schools signed up! Please let me know if you plan on attending!
We currently have teams attending from: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, & West Virginia
This is a sanctioned meet!
Schedule of Events:
7:00 am Course Opens
Packet Pick-up/Open Race registration
8:00 am Open 5K Race for men and women
9:05 am Coaches Meeting
9:00 am Elementary School Championship 1K Race - (Boys/Girls) Medals to Top 10
9:15 am Open Race Awards
9:30 am Girls Middle School Championship 3K Race - (Medals to Top 10
10:00 am Boys Middle School Championship 3K Race - (Medals to Top 10
[i]The "Red" race is for larger schools and out of state teams!

10:30 am Girls Red Race 5K - Top 10 runners per team - Medals to top 15
11:15 am Boys Red Race 5K - Top 10 runners per team - Medals to top 15
The "Black" race is for smaller schools and all private schools!
11:45 am Girls Black Race 5K - Top 10 runners per team - Medals to top 15
12:30 pm Boys Black Race 5K - Top 10 runners per team - Medals to top 15
The "White" race is for all runners who are not in the top ten!
1:15 pm Girls White Race 5k - unlimited
2:00 pm Boys White Race 5k - unlimited
Knights Crossing Meet Records:
Men: Matthew Brafford 15:21.80, 2013
Women: Megan Marsico 18:01.56, 2008
Green Hill Course Records:
Men: David Cheromei 15:03.86 2010 Knights Crossing
Women: Megan Marsico 17:45.75 2008 Metro Champs
Open Race Records:
Men: David Cheromei 15:03.86 2010
Women: Jackie Kosakowski 18:15.35 2010
Athletic Trainers: Some space will be available for your team trainers and we will be providing an athletic trainer for limited assistance.
T-shirts: will be on sale as well as a concession stand.
Restrooms are limited; however there will be 15 port-a-johns on site.
Joe Larocco will be the official meet starter. Cave Spring coach, Tommy Maguire will be the official meet director.

Directions to Green Hill Park:

From I-81(N or S): Take exit 137 (Salem). Take a right at the bottom of the exit ramp. Follow to 1st traffic light. Go right onto Route 460. Go to the 3rd traffic light and take a left onto Duiguids Lane. Cross the railroad tracks and you will come to Green Hill Park on your right. Please follow signs to 2nd entrance down access road.
Parking Information:
Parking will be available through the second right down the access road. There will be parking for cars and buses, free of charge
Hotel Information:
#1 Recommended with team rates of $88.00 dollars. Say you are attending 2014 Knights Crossing.
Comfort Suites Inn
100 Wildwood Rd, Salem 24153
(540) 389-7171

Quality Inn
179 Sheraton Dr. (540) 562-1912
Holiday Inn Express
1535 East Main Street (540) 986-1000
Hampton Inn
1886 Electric Road (540) 776-6500

All participants will receive a t-shirt.
Awards top 3 overall and each age group:
1-9, 10-13, 14-17, 18-22, 23-29, 30-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-69, 70+.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Cave Spring High School
Knights Booster Foundation
Roanoke County Parks & Recreation
Fleet Feet Sports
Woody Graphics, Inc.
Magnets USA
Diamond 7

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