Meet Information

2018 Otterbein Cross Country Invitational


FROM: Thomas Bambach - Meet Director - - 616-644-4594


Otterbein University will host the fourth annual Otterbein High School Invitational on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Entry fee will be $100 for one team/$200 for boys and girls (checks should be made out to Otterbein University)
Boys (unlimited entries) race will start at 9:00 AM
Girls (unlimited entries) race will start at 9:45 AM
Awards: will be given to the top 25 individuals and team awards given to top 2 teams
Timing will be handled by Columbus Running Company and will be chip timed
Entries should be emailed (in spreadsheet/Excel format please) to and by September 12th.
Directions can be found

Please return entries to: Thomas Bambach - Meet Director. 

Otterbein University
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 216-965-1813
Fax: 614-823-1966

Otterbein University agrees to set up a 5K course, provide timing, results, certified officials, team scores, awards and other items as needed to conduct a quality cross-country meet.

Other Instructions

Buses may drop off teams at the Westerville Community Center near the start/finish area, but must park either across Cleveland Ave at the soccer complex or at the Otterbein Lots on Collegeview about mile away.
Team camps should set up in the areas designated.
Portable toilets will be available at the course and restrooms are available at the soccer fields. High school and college team members WILL NOT be permitted to use the Westerville Community Center facilities. Spectators and guests are welcome to enter the Community Center and use the rest rooms.
The 5K course is totally on the east side of Cleveland Ave, but if you must cross for parking or restrooms please cross at the light in front of the community center at the north edge of the course or go under the bridge at the south edge.
Spectator parking will be available at the soccer complex.
Trash bags will be provided for cleanup of your camp areas.
Water will be available.
There will be college races at 10:45 and 11:30 after the high school races.
All your runners will run together by gender, no separate JV race. Top 5 to finish plus 2 displacers will count for team scores.
Results should be available shortly after each race and will be posted near the finish line.
The 5K course will be well marked with stakes, white lines, red arrows and will be led by a gator. Our course is 90% grass and dirt with a couple of gravel crossings. Just a couple of small hills.
All runners should report to the start line 15 minutes prior to their race.