Cross Country Sand Shark Invitational

Date

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Time

8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Location Name

Hardeeville School complex

2019 Sand Shark Invitational

Date and Time:
The 13th Annual Sand Shark Invitational will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The start times are 8 a.m for men and 8:45 a.m. for women, which starts and finishes at the Hardeeville School Complex while traversing through Jasper Park and the Cooler property.

Course Information:
The course, which played host to the 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2016 Sun Conference Championships, is flat and on grass and trails except for road crossings.

Scoring for the event will be as follows:
Five athletes will score with the next two displacing. Any remaining athletes will not influence scoring in any way. Race will be chip timed. Team and individual prizes will be awarded to the top two teams and 10 individuals in each race. Unattached runners will not be eligible for awards.

Entries and Fees:
Each team is allowed to enter unlimited runners. The entry fee will be $125 per team per gender, $25 per individual not on a full team or unattached runners. Registration can be found on www.directathletics.com . Entries will need to be completed by Wednesday, October 16 before 5 p.m.

Directions for Parking:
To get to the course from I-95, take exit 8 onto Rt.278 east to the first traffic light (within a quarter of a mile of the exit). At the light, take a left and continue straight for approximately one mile. Take a right on Red Dam Road and go approximately a half mile to the second entrance onto the Hardeeville School complex. There will be a special parking lot for team buses and vans near the starting area. The parking for teams will be within 200 meters of both the start and finish areas.

Participating Teams and Start Times:
Men's 8K (8:00 AM): TBA

Women's 5K (8:45 AM): TBA

Course Records:
The men’s course record for the 8K is 24:05 by Evans Kirwa from Embry Riddle set in 2012, and the women’s record is 17:05 set by Emily Kearney from SCAD Atlanta set in 2017.

Hotel Information:
We have partnered with three area hotels who are offering great rates.

Candlewood Suites (5 minutes from course)
5 Young Clyde Court, Bluffton, SC 29909
843-705-9600
Contact: Phillip Carroway and mention The Sand Shark XC Invitational

Comfort Suites of Bluffton (15 minutes from course)
23 Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910
843-815-1700
Contact: Salma and mention The Sand Shark XC Invitational

Holiday Inn Express Hardeeville (5 minutes from course)
145 Independence Blvd., Hardeeville, SC 29927
843-784-2800
Contact: Cindi Williams and mention The Sand Shark XC Invitational

For further information on the meet feel free to contact Coach Sarah Turrubiate at turrubia@uscb.edu