2022 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Dale Watts Cross Country Course - College Station, TX
Page last updated on: December 8, 2022 - 5:15PM
---VIEW the IMPORTANT INFO section to see updated PARKING INFORMATION!
---Updated TEAM TENT information (including map) is available under IMPORTANT INFO
9:00 8 & Under Girls (2000m)
9:40 8 & Under Boys (2000m)
10:20 9/10 Girls (3000m)
11:00 9/10 Boys (3000m)
11:40 11/12 Girls (3000m)
12:20 11/12 Boys (3000m)
1:00 13/14 Girls (4000m)
1:45 13/14 Boys (4000m)
2:30 15-18 Girls (5000m)
3:15 15-18 Boys (5000m)
Our team has a private tent for race day so we encourage the athletes to come earlier than they would for a normal race. ALL athletes need to be at the team tent NO LATER than ONE HOUR prior to their scheduled race (the EARLIER the better).
Coaches will take each team from the tent to the starting area 15 to 30 minutes prior to the start of their race. ONLY competing athletes will be allowed in the starting/staging area. Similar to Regionals, athletes will be at the starting area without coaches or parents.
3242 F and B Road
College Station, Texas 77845
*Follow message boards to appropriate parking locations*
The race course is approximately 10-15 minutes from the team hotel (Home2 Suites - College Station). Due to the potential of heavy traffic - please allow plenty of time to get from the hotel to the race. It is recommended to plan a MINIMUM of ONE hour from the hotel to team tent. You will have to park OFF SITE and take a shuttle from the parking lot.
We have planned activities to encourage time for athletes and families to socialize and spend time together. Outside of these limited events, how families spend their time is at your complete discretion, but we ask that you allow ample time for runners to rest and prepare for the race. This trip provides a great opportunity for informal gatherings with teammates (e.g. movie nights, video games, craft projects, pool). We always try to chose a team hotel with an indoor pool, but the pool in College Station is an OUTDOOR pool. If your athlete does go swimming, we ask our families and athletes to play calmly and carefully prior to their race.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Team Practice (Mandatory - if athlete is in-town) - 10:00 to 11:30AM
Texas A&M Rugby Fields (walking as a team from hotel)
Meet in lobby of team hotel at 10AM
Age Group/Team Activities (Optional) - Lunch/Afternoon - We encourage age group teams to plan some time together on Thursday afternoon.
Age Group Memorabilia - We encourage everyone to plan to get their memorabilia on Thursday at the Hildebrand Equine Complex
Thursday evening - Everyone is on their own for dinner.
Friday, December 9, 2022
Team Course Walk-through (Mandatory - if athlete is in-town) - 10:00 - 11:30AM - Dale Watts Cross Country Course
Team Dinner (Optional) - 6:00 to 7:00PM - Home2 Suites - College Station
The team will have a pasta dinner for all athletes and immediate family members. Stay tuned for additional details.
Saturday, December 10, 2022
RACE DAY - see schedule above!
Saturday afternoon/evening - Everyone is on their own on Saturday afternoon and evening for dinner.
Team Party (Optional) - 8:00PM - Home2 Suites - College Station
We will have a post-race dessert party at the team hotel.
RESULTS / LIVE VIEWING
Live results will be available on the following webpage as well as at the course. live.dcracetiming.com
PARKING - There is NO parking at the course. Parking is available at the FAN FIELDS PARKING LOT - 2935 Research Parkway, College Station, TX 77845. You will then take a SHUTTLE to the meet. Please give yourself EXTRA time in order be at the team tent NO LATER than ONE (1) hour prior to your athlete's race.
FOOD / CONCESSIONS - There will be 2 food trucks operating Saturday to sell breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
MEMORABILIA - Hoodies, t-shirts, etc are customized by the athletes during the purchase process. Due to this - memorabilia lines are typically LONG. It is recommended to plan 1-2 hours if you plan to get memorabilia. It is also recommended to purchase your items PRIOR to race day as popular items tend to sell out quickly. Items can be purchased at the event headquarters - Hildebrand Equine Complex, 3240 F and B Rd., College Station, TX 77843.
Merchandise will be on sale on Thursday at the Hildebrand Equine Complex from 12PM - 8:00PM, Friday from 8AM-7PM, and Saturday from 7AM-5PM.
Experience tells us that:
1. Getting your memorabilia on THURSDAY is the best idea - most groups will be there around 3:30pm
2. Going to the the EVENT HEADQUARTERS is the better option than at the park to purchase items.
3. Memorabilia is not cheap. By the time your athlete customizes their hoodie or shirt - you can easily be looking at $75 or more for that one item.....so be prepared for that.
TEAM TENT - Our team will have a team tent available for athletes getting ready to race and post-race. We will let everyone know where our tent is located within the TENT CITY. Due to the the limited size of the tent, we ask that friends and families limit the time in the tent to give our athletes and coaches plenty of space to provide a safe environment. OUR TEAM TENT IS #34. We will have a team banner hanging on it to help you find it. Click HERE to see the map of the tents.
WHAT TO WEAR - Be sure to bring appropriate clothes - including all your team gear. We would like to have all of the athletes in the dark grey team hoodies at the race course on Friday and Saturday. Click HERE to see the local weather in College Station, TX.
OTHER ITEMS TO BRING - The following items could be useful:
Hand warmers (check the weather!)
Beach towel or small blanket to use in the team tent
Race day snacks and water bottle
plastic garbage bag to put dirty/wet clothes and shoes in after the race.
PACKING - Make sure you have your running gear in your carry on bag - the S's -
shorts, singlet, shoes (spikes), socks (and sports bra). These cannot easily be
replaced at the last minute if luggage is lost or delayed.
St Joseph Health Regional Hospital - 2801 Franciscan Drive, Bryant, TX
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - 700 Scott & White Dr, College Station, TX
300 Texas Ave
College Station, TX 77840
Home2 Suites is an extended stay hotel that has a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, plates, glasses, cups, utensils, and cookware in each room. The hotel also has a limited number of induction cook-tops available upon request. SO - if you do not want to eat out each night - you will be able to prepare a meal in your room.
The hotel also has an OUTDOOR pool, outdoor patio with grills, and fitness center available.
The team will be feeding all of the athletes, coaches, and families at the hotel on Friday evening prior to the race. There is a SMALL meeting room at the hotel that we will use to serve the meal but we will also utilize the lobby, common areas, and your guest room for eating.
We do ask that everyone respect the other guests of the hotel while we are there. We are not the only guests at this hotel - so please be respectful and represent our team properly. Do not run up and down the hallways being loud, etc.
The hotel is approximately:
4 miles (10-15 minutes) to the race course
4 miles (10-15 minutes) to the event hq / memorabilia sales
THINGS TO DO IN COLLEGE STATION
Grand Station Entertainment (bowling, laser tag, arcade, mini golf)
Century Oak, Academic Building, Sul Ross statue
Blue Bell Ice Cream factory - Brenham (abt 45 minute drive)