(Photo: Noah Callow / MileSplit Illinois)
Review the notices and links below in advance of Saturday's Foot Locker Midwest Regional.
(Information courtesy of: Foot Locker Midwest Home Page)
Boys Championship Race -Qualification for the Boys Championship race is determined by the runner's previous best time. Junior and Senior boys who have run faster than 16:20 may consider running in the Championship race. Freshman and Sophomore boys who have run faster than the 16:20 qualifying time have the option of competing in the Championship race or Freshman/Sophomore race. Show up for the race you choose to run. You do not need to inform officials of your choice prior to the run.
Girls Championship Race and Girls Freshman/Sophomore Race - All Junior and Senior girls must compete in the Girls Championship race. Freshman and Sophomore girls have the option of competing in the Championship Race or the Freshman/Sophomore race. Show up for the race you choose to run. You do not need to inform officials of your choice prior to the run.
Boys Freshman/Sophomore Race -All Freshman and Sophomore boys who do not qualify for the Boys Championship Race compete in the Boys Freshman/Sophomore Race.
Boys Junior/Senior Race -All Junior and Senior boys who do not qualify for the Boys Championship race compete in the Boys Junior/Senior Race.
Open Race -This 5000 meter race is open to runners in the following divisions: Open, and Masters (ages 40 and over). Each entrant will receive a backpack. High school runners may not run in the Open Race. Middle School athletes may choose to run in either the Coach Fed 3K or the Open 5K.
The top ten (10) female and male runners in each division will receive a medal.
Coach Fed Youth Championship -Runners in 8th grade and under can run in the Youth Championship 3000m Race. Medals to the top 15 individuals and top 3 boys and girls teams will be awarded. Five or more runners make a team.
Race Schedule (runners may only participate in one race)
|10:00 AM||Freshman/Sophomore Boys|
|10:40 AM||Girls Championship|
|11:25 AM||Boys Championship|
|12:05 PM||Coach Fed Youth Championship - 3K|
|12:35 PM||Freshman/Sophomore Girls|
|1:10 PM||Junior/Senior Boys|
|1:45 PM||Open Race|
* Any runner, whether they are in a public school, home school, boarding school, private school or independent school, must run in the Championship race in order to qualify for the National Finals in San Diego.
- Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations.
- The state where a runner resides determines in which regional meet he/she must participate. Runners must participate in the region to which their state has been assigned. Boarding school students must compete in the region of their school location. Non U.S. citizens who attend high school in the U.S. and who meet the age requirement may compete. Home-schooled students must compete in the region of their residence during the school year.
Runners may pick-up their race number and participant backpack at:
The UW-Parkside Sports & Activities Center (See Directions Here).
Pick-up is on Friday, November 29 between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. or starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30.
Awards & National Qualifiers
Individual Medals The top twenty-four (24) finishers in all high school races are awarded medals.
Youth ChampionshipMedals to the top 15 individuals and top 3 boys and girls teams will be awarded.
Open RaceThe top ten finishers in each division (Open and Masters) will receive a medal.
Participant's AwardsEvery runner in every race will receive a New Balance backpack and a meet program highlighting the previous 38 years of Foot Locker races, as well as previewing this year's race.
State Team Awards The top five (5) individual male and female finishers from every state in the boys and girls' Championship races constitute that state's "team." Each individual on the first five (5) state teams is awarded a medal. The scoring system will be based on total points (non displacement).
National QualifiersThe top 10 runners in the Boys Championship Race and Girls Championship Race qualify for the National Finals held on December 14, 2019 in San Diego, CA.
5k Course Map (Updated)
- The course is 5000 meters and consists of grass and dirt paths. Spikes are permitted. School uniforms are not allowed. The course is open 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.
- Free chicken noodle soup, coffee and hot chocolate will be served at the course on Friday from 11:00a.m. until 3:00p.m.
- Elite New Balance and FLCC Alumni athletes will be on site from 12:00 - 5:00 on Friday to chat and sign autographs. The course is closed for warm-ups on Saturday, November 30.
- Location of the Course: 4000 Petrifying Springs Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside race course is located in northern Kenosha County, five miles south of Racine. Milwaukee is 25 miles north. Chicago is 60 miles south. Highway I-94 passes four miles west of the campus. Highway E runs east from I-94 and leads directly to the race course.
- In an effort to allow for the greatest competitive opportunity, the course will follow the alternate path onto the main straightaway after the 1¼ mile mark. The course is the same distance and follows the same path, with that one minor change.
- The 3k course follows the first 2800m of the 5k course.