NWAACC CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hosted by CC's of Spokane
Plantes Ferry Park - Spokane, WA
11:00 Mens 8000 meters
12:00 Womens 5000 meters
Of the seven designated runners for each team, the top five finishers shall be used for scoring purposes. The six and seven runners shall be used as bumpers.
Plantes Ferry Sports Stadium is a grass soccer complex with a few, short (5ft) perpendicular sections of asphalt that the runners will cross several times during the race. Spikes are recommended. This is not a particularly hilly course but is harder than it looks due to the many small berms and undulations that separate the soccer fields. The course is laid out in loops for both the men and women so it is easy to follow and very spectator friendly.
The start features a 600 m straight stretch before the first corner and the finish is straight and approximately 200 meters. Mile markers will be indicated with signs and Km marks will be marked on the grass. The course will be double lined and will be marked caution tape, pennant flagging, survey flagging and cones. Athletes must stay within the course markings at all times during the race.
In 2011, this course was host to the NCAA Division II regionals, pre-nationals and the NCAA DII national championships. We are honored to host the NCAA Division II national race again in 2013, to be held on the same course. This championship venue also was host to the 2006 USATF JO Nationals, USATF 2010 Elite XC Nationals as well as the 2008 USATF Club National Championships.
Final race results for all coaches, media, and officials will be available as soon as possible after the race.
Official NWAACC Cross Country Championship Merchandise will be available for purchase at the meet.
Directions to the course
-From East or West I-90, take exit 287 and follow the directions below after exiting from I-90.
-From Downtown Spokane (Red Lion River Inn)
Drive South on Division Street, Division turns into Browne after crossing the Spokane River, drive approximately 5 blocks and take the entrance on to East I-90 from Browne St. Drive East on I-90 to exit 287 at Argonne Rd. After exiting at Argonne, turn left (north) and go over the I-90 overpass, on to Mullan Rd. Mullen Rd. will turn into Argonne Road. Cross Trent Ave. and continue north, crossing the Spokane River, to Upriver Dr. (approximately 1.6 miles). Turn right onto Upriver Dr. and continue east for approximately 2 miles to the entrance of Plantes Ferry Sports Stadium (Upriver Drive turns into Wellesley Ave. near the Plantes Ferry). Turn right in to the parking lot and continue to through the first set of gates to the main parking area.
There is ample and free parking for team vans and buses in the upper parking lot. Drive past the concession area and turn right to the upper parking lot. Spectator parking is located in the lower lot parking areas and is free.