Bull Run Invitational
Sep 18, 2004 at Hereford HS, Parkton MD

Entry Information


You are invited to participate in the Bull Run Invitational Cross Country Meet and the Reunion Run Open Race on Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Hereford High School, site of the annual Maryland State Cross Country Championships and the original Hereford Invitational.

SANCTION: MPSSAA for Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia.

DATE: Saturday, September 18, 2004.

COURSE: 3.0 miles. Site of the Maryland State Cross Country Championships. Grass and dirt trails with rolling hills and two challenging trips into the Dip. Spikes permitted.

DEADLINE: Entry form, completed roster and check must be received no later than Friday, September 3. NO EXCEPTIONS.

ENTRY FEES: $50 Boys Team – 7 Varsity, unlimited JV.

$50 Girls Team – 7 Varsity, unlimited JV.

$85 for Girls + Boys teams. Schools must enter a varsity team in order to enter JV events.

Nonscoring varsity teams (fewer than 5 runners) may compete for individual awards. 1 runner – $25, 2 – $30, 3 – $35, 4 – $40.

Hereford High School
Attn: Mike Kalisz, Athletic Director
17301 York Road
Parkton, Maryland 21120

ENTRY INFO: Each school may enter one boys and one girls varsity team with a maximum of 7 runners each. JV races are open to all other members of your team. For example, if your boys team has 20 runners, 13 may run in the JV race. JV races will not be scored. Coaches are responsible for their JV runners' times & are allowed on the course during JV races.

Coaches are not allowed on the course in the finish area during varsity races.

AWARDS: Varsity – Individual awards to the top 15 finishers. Numbered ribbons to places 16-100, and participant ribbons to all finishers thereafter. Team awards to the first 3 teams. JV – Medals to the top 5 finishers and participant ribbons to every finisher thereafter. Note: Some races will receive awards from last year’s postponed meet (dated 2003).

DIRECTIONS: Interstate 83 to Exit 27, travel east on Mt. Carmel Road (Rte. 138) 0.5 mile to York Road. Left on York Road (north). Hereford High School is 0.5 mile on right.

CONCESSIONS: Quality food and beverages are sold throughout the day. Concessions are provided by the Hereford High School Sports Boosters Club.

MEDICAL INFO: Towson Sports Medicine is providing certified athletic trainers for the meet. We have medical stations at the finish line and in a classroom adjacent to the course. This is the same medical coverage we have at the Maryland State Cross Country Championships.

LITTER: Bring trash bags to keep your area clean.

REST ROOMS: Rest rooms are available near the gymnasium. Portable toilets are in the spectator's area.

COURSE WALKS: Course walks are held at 8:00 AM and 12:50 PM

T-SHIRTS: Custom-designed, long-sleeve T-shirts are available for purchase. These four-color shirts sell out quickly, so take advantage of the enclosed order form to receive a discount and to reserve your shirts.

Long-sleeve T-shirt – $15 if ordered in advance. $18 on race day.

All runners competing in the Reunion Run Open Race will receive a T-shirt as part of the $15 entry fee ($18 race day).

BAD WEATHER: We will make every attempt to run rain or shine on 9/18. If postponed, we will reschedule to Saturday, October 2 nd.

ELITE RACES: Boys and girls varsity teams interested in a very competitive event may run in elite races regardless of their school's enrollment. Please indicate your interest in competing in elite races on the entry form.

LARGE, MEDIUM, In addition to the elite races, we offer large, medium, and SMALL RACES: small school divisions based on enrollment. We will send coaches a schedule by September 10. Please provide a carefully-printed e-mail address if you haven't already.

OPEN RACE: The Hereford Bull Run Invitational also hosts the Reunion Run for adults and children in 8 th grade or younger. We encourage course alumni for the 30 years of the Maryland State Cross Country Championships and the Hereford Invitational, active and former coaches, parents, and others to register. This race is for men and women and is run on the Bull Run Invitational 3-mile course at 12:30. The registration form for this race is attached. $15 Reunion Run fee if received by September 10. $18 on race day. Volunteers and officials may run for free.

RESULTS: Robert Hall's firm WMD BTI will post varsity results shortly after each race. Results will be posted on the web site http://www.dyestat.com and http://www.mdrunning.net during the weekend.



All official entries must be signed by the coach, athletic director, and principal to be valid. This form will certify the eligibility of each entrant and school enrollment. Complete the ENTIRE form or entry will be rejected. ALL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED!


School address

School telephone number School fax number

Boy's coach Coach's number

Girl's coach Coach's number ______

School enrollment (Must complete) My school is: All male All female

Principal's signature

Athletic director's signature

Boy's coach signature and email address.

Girl's coach's signature and email address.

We will compete in the ELITE Varsity Race for: Boys Girls

Entry fees:
$85 – Boys and girls teams (varsity and unlimited JV)
$50 – Single team entry (varsity and unlimited JV)
$25 – One runner, $30 – Two, $35 – Three, $40 – Four

Varsity team: Boys ($50) Girls ($50) Co-ed ($85)
Individual: Male entries 1 ($25) 2 ($30) 3 ($35) 4 ($40)
Female entries 1 ($25) 2 ($30) 3 ($35) 4 ($40)

Junior varsity (unlimited, no fee)

Number of male entries

Number of female entries


Hereford High School
17301 York Road
Parkton, Maryland 21120
Attn. Mike Kalis


1. Schools must have runners in a varsity race in order to enter JV races.
2. Coaches are responsible for their runners before, during, and after their race.
3. Coaches must have their runners at the starting line 15 minutes prior to their race.
4. Large, medium and small race divisions are based on student enrollment.

The enrollment section of the official entry form must be certified by the school principal.

5. All information requested on the official entry form must be completed
or the entry will be rejected. Be sure to include coach's e-mail address,
school's fax number, required signatures, enrollment numbers, and number of
entries for all races, including JV races.

Entry form and payment are due by September 3, 2004.

6. Indicate if you will be competing in elite varsity races. Elite races differ from enrollment-based varsity races.

7. Please don't forget to include the participant entry form that lists the names of all varsity runners. We need this information for the computer program that will score this meet. Please mail it along with your official entry form. You may make substitutions on race day.

8. We will confirm all teams of their race divisions and schedule no later than September 10, 2004 by e-mail (preferred) or fax. PLEASE LIST



Mike Kalisz, Athletic Director, Hereford High School, 17301 York Rd., Parkton MD 21120 - 410-887-1910 voice and 410-887-1944 FAX.


– Mail this with entry form –

School name

Names of varsity participants. Please type or print very neatly.

Boys Girls

1. 1.

2. 2.

3. 3.

4. 4.

5. 5.


6. 6.


7. 7.


Substitutions may be made on race day at the coaches meeting.




Coach's name


Number of long sleeve sizes ordered ($15 each):




Extra Large

Total amount enclosed $

Please make out a separate check to: BULL RUN INVITATIONAL

T-shirts will be sold for $18 on race day. Please mail this order form and a check to guarantee reservation of your shirts and receive the discounted price. These sell out quickly!


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